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older compaq presario drivers

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compaq presario product#EX310AA
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HI, I have an older Compaq presario that i got for free with no hard-drive and i'm not sure what to do next, i put in an older 160gb hard-drive that i had sitting around for a few years and its not wanting to get started its been a long time since I've done anything inside a computer can anyone point me in the right direction, I've heard that i need drivers but when i typed in the sticker information on hp website they didn't have my drivers   please help 

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

HP retires support for all consumer class PCs that reach 10 years of age.

 

Looking at the specs for your PC, here are the XP driver links to the Chipset (which also installs the ethernet), graphics and audio drivers.

 

Chipset:

 

https://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/9701/en-us

 

Graphics:

 

https://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/57493/en-us

 

Audio:  If you installed XP SP2 or older, then you first need to install this driver and restart the PC.

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp32001-32500/sp32395.exe

 

Then you can install the audio driver from this link.  Accept the agreement.  Download and install the XP driver from the list.

 

https://www.realtek.com/en/component/zoo/category/pc-audio-codecs-high-definition-audio-codecs-softw...

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Hello

"and i'm not sure what to do next,
i put in an older 160gb hard-drive that i had sitting around for a few years
and its not wanting to get started"


if you have placed a hard drive, have you installed / reinstalled windows at least?

 



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If I remember right the harddrive has windows xp on it, it's been quite awhile since I used it and forgot which computer I had it in, I also found a windows 7 disk laying around to with the sticker in with the disk 

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Thank you so much, I'm going to go try this as soon as possible, again thanks 

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You're very welcome.

 

W7 will also run fine on that machine.

 

If you rather install W7, let me know and I will give you the W7 chipset and graphics drivers for W7.

 

You already have the audio driver.  You would select the Windows audio drivers for Vista - W10.

 

I would need to know if you are installing W7 32 or 64 bit.

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