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Help finding compatible drivers for laptop with only vista supplied

Q: Help finding compatible drivers for laptop with only vista supplied

Hi all,

I have just purchased a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ140E from a friend which had vista on it. I was initially just going to do a system wipe for him and give it back from him to sell, then he told me he was only looking to get a hundered out of it >> MINE.

This laptop will replace my netbook with the annoyingly slow hyperthreaded 1.6. Only problem is they don't supply Windows 7 drivers, only Vista.. and only 32-bit. I have attached a full specification sheet from Piriform's Speccy, and a device manager screenshot with what I don't think Windows 7 will pick up automatically expanded.

Preferred Solution: Help finding compatible drivers for laptop with only vista supplied

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Help finding compatible drivers for laptop with only vista supplied

If you still have Vista on it, run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

The Win7 installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Enable hardware driver auto-updating to assure this: Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware

Any drivers then missing in Device manager can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for computer model - Vista drivers will work ok - or for the Device itself.

You qualify for Upgrade version with Vista OEM, but I'd wipe the HD to get the cleanest possible install: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

If you install to wiped HD, the installer will issue a 100mb System Reserved boot partition which conveniently places the Repair Console (normally only on the DVD or Repair CD) on the F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu. So I would choose Custom Install and then Drive Options to partition as you wish and format: Clean Install Windows 7

Leave the Product key blank during install if you wipe the HD, then afterwards do the quick registry workaround given in this tutorial to allow activation with upgrade version key: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Install updates and then programs slowly over time to gauge performance after each. Don't let any programs write themselves into msconfig>Startup as they slow startup, become freeloaders on your RAM/CPU and can spy on you. I only allow AV and gadgets. Startup Programs - Change

Use a lightweight free AV like MS Security Essentials which works perfectly with Windows 7 Firewall. http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

When it is finished, clean and order the HD perfectly using state-of-the-art free CCleaner then Auslogics Disk Defragger monthly.
CCleaner - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Then save a Windows 7 Backup image externally so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD or replacement using DVD or Repair CD. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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We reformatted the Compaq Presario CQ70 that runs Windows Vista 32-bit. We don't have the driver disc, and we don't know where to find the driver that allows us to connect wirelessly to our router.

A:Need help finding drivers for laptop

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I reformatted a friends computer for her. She has an eMachines W5233, it comes with Vista preinstalled. She didn't want that so I put Windows XP on her computer and I installed all the hardware . . . or so I thought! She is trying to install Neverwinter Nights 2 and it says that it cannot detect a Direct3D device.

What should I do?

A:I'm having trouble finding the right drivers, after getting rid of Vista.

This is most likely related to the video drivers. If you have a network connection, go to the eMachines Website and search for the driver downloads for your model, and install them. Also go to Windows update. If you cannot get on the net with the computer at the moment, you will have to download the drivers to a CD most likely- I would say USB drive, but if the chipset drivers are not installed, it may not see the USB drive.

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I have a Setup CD for Vista, and if i put it to compatibility mode it installs all the drivers. But how can i know if the Drivers are working correctly?

And, my PC has low framerate in Flash Games ( When intense ), but that isn't normal is it? The flash player version is 10.


A:Are Vista drivers compatible with 7?

I'd say go into device manager and see if they are recognized.
Just type device manager into the start menu

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Hi, I've been reading some answers for my question, but i still havent find the right one.
Basically, Im runing windows vista and I want to format and install XP. Many people say "backup the drivers or download the drivers from your computers manufacture" but my question is: Are those drivers gonna be compatible with XP? Can I be sure that the motherboard will accept working with XP (its a new computer and it cames with Vista installed)
I really appreciate if you can answer my question.



A:Will drivers from vista be compatible in Xp?

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Okay. this is simple, im looking for drivers that will allow XP to upgrade to windows home premium, ive tried to nvidia forums but they act like i never even registered, ive been searching for hours. I need drivers that work with XP and will carry on into vista without a problem. Do these work? http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_96.85.html

A:Vista compatible drivers

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I have a dell Inspiron 15 but the dvd writer does not burn. I found that out when I installed a dvd writer software.
I came to Dell site, entered my Service tag and downloaded all the drivers for cd/dvd. HOwever, not one of them was recognised as compatible with my laptop's dvd writer. Can someone guide what to do next please?
I went here to download the drivers: http://support.dell.com/support/downloads
Thank you for the guidance,

A:Finding drivers for my laptop DVD writer

How do you know your DVD drive  is a burner?

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First off, my system specs:

OS: Vista Ultimate x64 w/ SP1

Processor: Intel Duo E8400
RAM: Corsair XMS2 4GB DDR2 800 (Currently only running on 2GB)
Mobo: ASUS Rampage Formula
Graphics: x1 VisionTek Radeon 4870 (I have another 4870 waiting to be installed)
Storage: x1 Western Digital WD6400AAKS 640GB
Case: Cooler Master RC-690
PSU: Corsair 750W
Cooling: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm + Retention Bracket + ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound + x6 Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120mm Fans
DVD Drive: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F

With this setup, I keep getting BSODs and sometimes error messages like "Superfetch stopped working" or "Host processes for Windows services stopped working" before the BSODs. Memtest, chkdsk, and Prime95 have all turned up no errors, so I'm not sure what is wrong. I believe it is either driver incompatibility or general 64-bit issues.

I've installed the Marvell Ethernet Controller LAN and Soundmax drivers located on the Asus Rampage CD. I also installed the latest Vista x64 version ( of the Marvell Yukon Ethernet driver from their website, but I had to system restore to before then so I'm not sure what driver I'm running now. I've also installed version of the Intel Chipset Device Software.

As for the video card, I have installed the latest ATI Catalyst driver (8.7) but I sometimes get the error message "Catalyst Control Centre: Host application stopped working"(occasionally before BSOD).
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A:Vista x64 BSODS. Are my drivers compatible?

can you post the event viewer errors instead?

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Yes, some folks are still in the Dark Ages using dial-up (don't get me started on the Verizon monopoly around these parts) . . .

A friend purchased a new Compaq Presario pc that only has an ethernet "connector" - they have nothing but dial-up available. So we scavenger-ed (technical term) their modem from their old computer and installed it. It SAYS it's downloading the drivers from the disc that came with the modem . . . HOWEVER, nothing really downloads. and the computer does not recognize the modem. I suspect the drivers and Vista don't like each other . . . Where can I go to download drivers that will work with a Smart Link 56k modem and the Windows Vista-crap OS? They get a free Windows 7 upgrade later this month, but need to be able to get online to upgrade . . .

Not interested in any sites that want to invade my system and "fix" my drivers . . . Just want to download a few drivers, burn them to a cd, and take them to the new Compaq.

Many thanks . . .

A:need Vista-compatible drivers formodem

here's the link for the drivers http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/MODEM/Smart-Link/
try using a memory stick to transfer the setup program.easier than burning them

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i need help finding drivers for a sony vaio laptop its model number is vgnn325e i need the drivers for the pci device smbus controller and some unknown device. i also have an acer aspire series 3680 and need drivers for it i need the mass storage controller, modem device on high definiton audio bus, and the sm bus controler. plz help me!!!

A:need help finding drivers for sony vaio laptop


I am unsure if you have a VGN-N325EB or VGN-N325EW model? Please specify exact model.
The spec sheet for both are located here:

Please print out the spec sheet for your exact model. This will help in determining the type of drivers you have ex Intel chipset, Atheros wireless

The sony vgn-n3 series drivers are located here:

These drivers are in a win.rar file. You will need win.rar to open and extract these files to a folder. Here is a 40 day trial version:

Be sure to download "the Install install order" to install the drivers at the very end of the page (Very important). Print this so you know the order to install the drivers. Note: you may have to install some of these drivers manually.

BESURE once you have the lan/wireless card working you install a full Microsoft update (SP2 etc.) before proceeding. You will need the updates for some of the other drivers.

I would reccomend you dowload these drivers/applications and burn them to CD (after you extract them to a folder).
Most are exe. files. Just click on the exe file to load the driver.

If you run into a problem, Please Stop and post the problem. Do not skip to the next driver.

I will try to see what I can do about the acer laptop and post it seperately.
Hope this helps,

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I'm trying to play minecraft and other games but they don't load or display correctly.

Computer: Sony Vaio VGN-CR31Z

All the drivers I download aren't compatible.

Before Win 8 everything worked fine with Intel Centrino.
But Windows Basic Display Adapter is horrible and the only compatible.
Does anyone have any drivers that would work? Everything I've downloaded is not compatible.
Even the Sony Europe website doesn't have the correct drivers, it just makes my resolution weird.
Also my PC needs a driver with OpenGL.. for MC.

Thanks :'D

A:Can't find any drivers compatible for my laptop.

According to my quick Google search, your laptop has the ATi Radeon X2300 graphics card. There are some threads in this forum section about legacy drivers that MIGHT work with this card. You should check them out.

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hello there,

i really need to know if there are available drivers for hp compaq nx9110 that are compatible with windows 7? i've tried a couple of things to no avail.

A:can my laptop run windows 7 (i need compatible drivers)

Does HP's/Compaq's website have downloads for Windows 7 or have you tried vista drivers?

Try 7 drivers before vista's

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I am trying to install Symantec client security V10.01 on a HP laptop with vista home premium, but the TDI and NDIS drivers come up as incompatible. The alert says to search the symantec site but no success. Anybody know where to get these drivers?


A:Symantec TDI NDIS drivers not compatible with Vista

I am facing same problem....any help will be appreciated

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I have a Dell Latitude, D630 [old now, I know but, perfect for what i'm using it for] I've exchanged the HDD for an SSD, Added extra RAM, Got hold of a Genuine Intel Extreme, X9000, Duo Core CPU, And installed Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium..
It runs like a dream, fast, furious, perfect but,
Trying to find the correct drivers is sometimes a pain in the backside and as a result my DVD writer no longer burns cd's or dvd's , although it still plays well.
Most drivers i've found pretty easy, just by serching for them individually on the Dell driver support site, but some seem to be hard to get hold of because the dell support site recognizes my Dell Latitude D630 but does not recognize the changes i've made. The OS, for example, shows up as XP and there's no option to change it to win764, the only options go up to vista64bit but no higher ??!!??
Any help and advice would be great especially since there will be drivers i don't know the name of, therefor, can't do an individual search.
Like I said most of it works well, better than well but i'm having a few teething problems.
Thank you All, hope to hear something soon, Cheers Comrades!

A:Laptop Mods - having trouble finding correct drivers

Hi j.j.blann,
Dell Latitude D630 has not been tested for Windows 7 operating system. However you can use the Windows vista operating system driver and install it on compatibility mode.
Any DVD drive on the Windows has a native driver from the operating system. please follow the instructions in the link below to fix the issue with the DVD drive.
If the Fixit tool does not fix the issue then please perform the manual steps under Resolution 3: Manually fix corrupted registry entries in the link.
In addition, I would like to know the ‘Hardware ID’ any hardware with exclamation mark or unknown device.. Please follow the steps mentioned below to find the ‘Hardware ID’ in device manager.

Open Device manager.
Right click on the ‘Unknown device’ and select ‘Properties’.
Click on ‘Details’ tab.
Under ‘Property’ there should be drop down.
Please select ‘Hardware IDs’ from the drop down.
Please give us the details you find under values.

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I am trying to use a smart card on Windows 7 and I am given the error that the card supplied requires drivers not present on this system even though I installed the right driver from Dell's website, and I tried reseating the card. Is it either the card,
the card reader, or the driver, or it not being enrolled properly?

I am from PMC; planetminecraft.com/member/dr__steve You should join! I changed my username to _The_Doktor

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Hello everyone,
I just discovered this nice forum!

I have a Casio USB-Midi keyboard, which I've been using with Windows 7 for quite sometime - worked when I first plugged it in, never bothered about drivers until now. Upon having issues, I found that there is a vendor-supplied driver, which I downloaded from Casio's website.

I followed the instructions given in the readme.txt file which I've reproduced below. Everything was fine until step 5. However, since I'd previously used the Windows drivers, I never saw the "Installing device driver software" message when I connected the keyboard. In 'Devices and Printers' it shows up as a Casio USB-Midi device, but the drivers are all from Microsoft, not Casio (checked in Driver Details).

How do I force Windows 7 to use the vendor-supplied drivers, rather than the generic Windows drivers? It is currently working to some extent, but there are serious issues with some software in detection of the keyboard...
... Any help in this regard would be appreciated!

[apologies for cross-posting]

CASIO USB MIDI Driver (Version 1.2)
(C) 2004-2010 CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
Company and product names used herein are trademarks of
their respective owners.
This document explains how to install the USB driver r... Read more

A:How do I force Win 7 to use Vendor-Supplied USB-Midi Device Drivers?

Hi AshvilleGuru, Welcome to the forums , Here is alink to a tutorial you may find helpful Drivers - Turn Off Automatic Driver Installation and also if you need to install Vista drivers Drivers - Install Vista Drivers on Windows 7 Hope that helps

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After updating my wife's old Dell E4300 with the new Windows 10 creators update, two drivers are shown as missing in the Device Manager. There are:
Device description: Base System DeviceDevice instance path: PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&SUBSYS_024D1028&REV_12\4&13C294F3&0&0AF0
Device description: Broadcom USHDevice instance path: USB\VID_0A5C&PID_5800&MI_00\6&66DE6C9&0&0000
No search for the drivers gave any result. The laptop is working though. With the above information I am unable to find matching drivers, even via the Dell support site (using the Service Tag: BNXXB4J). There is no clear way of mapping the reported missing drivers with anything on the Dell support site, or at least I was unable to do so.
Where do I find the correct drivers?

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I have a HP G70 Notebook - 32 bit operating system. This came with its usual AC adapter and every now and then my picture fades and it keeps on telling me to connect a higher rate adapter. The adapter is plugged into a surge protector extension, so is the adapter faulty or the surge protector. If I need to replace this adapter, where in England is the best place to get a good reliable one and now one of those scam ones you see on the TV?

A:AC Adapter supplied with laptop

AC adapter and every now and then my picture fades and it keeps on telling me to connect a higher rate adapter.Click to expand...

hmm; I seriously doubt that the messages is related at all to the AC Adaptor.

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Need to reinstall win7 on an asus laptop, which when purchased new, no discs were supplied as the win7 data backup was on an extra partition.

had made the Discs as recommended, during the setup process.
have read other posts about creating an image file, and clicking setup.exe, to install from an image, using program like ImgBurn.

Would the data on the second partition, that was pre installed on the laptop, be the same image file, and be run using setup.exe, if it is does the image need to mounted using a program like clone drive ?
prefer to reinstall from that partition, in case there are problems with the discs.
if this is too much trouble may use the discs created, 4 discs were made, do i insert the first disc and boot from DVD ?

or are bootdisks needed, when trying to reinstall win7, from another partition ?
unsure if there is a standard when purchasing a PC, in which no DVDs are supplied.

P.S. performing this for a friend, did the setup when purchased
do not have the laptop here yet, trying to get information before hand, due to never performing an install without the DVD.

A:re-install 7 on laptop ? ,no discs supplied.

You can restore from the asus recovery partition, failing that from the recovery disks you made. First back up any user data to an external drive or dvd. Then restart the computer and keep pressing F9 at boot repeatedly, you should now see an option for system recovery- select recovery, then follow onscreen prompts.

If that does not work, try restoring from the recovery disks. Insert the dvd no. 1 in the tray/slot, restart the computer and press F12 to get the one time boot menu. Select cd drive there, then follow on screen prompts. You will be prompted to insert dvd no.2, then 3, then 4.

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I have a Gateway P-6301 Laptop computer that had a failing hard drive in 2013, which I successfully replaced with a Crucial SSD, then recovered the factory Windows Vista from the recovery partition, then applied all the updates to bring it up to SP-2, and reinstalled my programs, including some that will only run on 32 bit machines (like AmiPro).

It has been running flawlessly since then, as I keep it healthy with Malwarebytes Pro and System Mechanic. So it had no malware on it, and was running fine through August 20.

But when I tried to start it on August 21, it got only to the black screen with the cursor in the middle, and stayed that way forever. instead of bringing up the Windows icon and password dialog. Pressing the start button would shut it down after about 50 seconds.

Starting it with PF8 would bring up the repair choices, but Windows would not come up in Safe mode either, nor would command prompt, or directory services.

The Repair Computer option, would allow me to access the Gateway System Recovery Options screen showing the following choices: startup repair, system restore, Windows complete PC restore,Windows Memory diagnostic tool, command prompt, and recovery manager.

Startup repair ran through several tests all of which came back with code 0x0, then "boot status indicates that the OS booted successfully". and "Startup Repair could not detect a problem."

System Restore didn't do anything.

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A:Gateway laptop with SSD not finding Vista sp2 wont start PXE-E76

Might be worth double checking the drive is still properly seated.

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Hello all,

I have a bit of a problem on my hands. I am running a HP Pavillion Laptop DV6000 Serires w/ Windows Vista and I recently have attempted to use recovery disks that came with my laptop when I bought it from Circuit City and everytime I insert the disks in (which contains my drivers, Microsoft Office etc....) It states that the PC is not supporting the recovery disk function. But I have used these disks before and they have worked fine. But now they are not working and I am wondering why? Setting maybe. I am unsure.


Thanks In Advance


A:Laptop Not Supporting Supplied Recovery Discs

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Hi there, I currently have a 15-p011na notebook originally supplied with Windows 8.1 but upgraded last year to Windows 10 with the free upgrade that was then available, I made a back up onto 5 DVD's of the software, system etc. as recovery disks. I have just got a 15-p091sa from an ebay seller. It came without a HDD, otherwise complete. Being as it is ostensibly the same computer as my 15-p011na except for the touchscreen, I thought I would be able to use my recovery disks to restore Windows 8.1 at least to a replacement 1TB HDD (the same capacity as my 011na). However, the recovery disks wouldn't run. The program obviously recognised that the computer was different. I have now swapped over the disks putting my old 1TB with windows 10 in the 091sa and vice versa. The old disk is running fine but if I go into Support Assitant the computer model no, & serial are still showing the 011na's. I'm currently running the recovery program on the replacement disk in the 011na and wonder what will happen:1. as regards the licensing as there will be 2 units running the same license?2. Will I be able to get the free upgrade to Windows 10 back?  Thanks.

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I bought a laptop from Office depot for my daughter in Dec 2015.The hard drive recently failed and we had not created recovery media from that drive.I ordered factory recovery media from HP for that model .CSO Number:BJLW4606-01CSO Placement Date:01-16-2017Recovery Media Product Number:910869-001Description of Recovery Media:16G USB - WINDOWS 10 64-BIT RECOVERY KIT  I installed a new drive but when I try to boot / recover from the usb drive I get an error window "This computer is not supported by the System Recovery Media'You will not be able to continue to recover this system with these media.Error0100-8137-81CB,81CC,81CD.81CE,81D1,81D2,81D3,81D4 Any assitistance or information would be greatly appreciated.

A:Cannot recover laptop using factory supplied usb media

Hello, Welcome to the HP Support forum. The recovery media is probably incorrect. Please, contact HP back for a replacement of the media and ask for a new one (correct one). If HP cannot supply the media, you may get it from http://www.computersurgeons.com/p-28174-windows-10-home-1b-recovery-kit-856417-002-for-hp-notebook-m... When purchasing recovery media, it is important to verify the SN and PN >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108  With regards to the HDD replacement, please note that the new HDD you have got needs to be the same size as the original one (or bigger) - if it was 500 GB, new one must also be 500 GB or with bigger capacity - 750 GB, 1 TB, 2TB, etc.....  Hope this helps. Let me know how it goes and post back if you face difficulties.  Contact HP:>> http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html>> http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/support.html

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This is my current RAM: OCZ EL DDR PC4000 Dual Channel GOLD VX
2 x 512MB
2-2-2-5 timing

I want to get a second pair of identical memory but I can't seem to find it anywhere!! Is it possible that someone try this product for me? Or maybe suggest a set of RAM that will be completely compatible with this? Thanks in advance.

A:Need help finding compatible RAM

They are easy to find in 2 x 1GB modules, but hard to find in 2 x 512MB modules, however a simple google search of the part number (OCZ5001024ELDCGEVX-K) yielded a few results... here's a couple:




BTW, the specs you listed do not match the specs in the link you provided.

for the price of those things they should cook you breakfast every morning!! haha

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My Dell laptop hard drive just failed and is no longer under warranty. I will install a new HD, but just discovered the Dell policy of not providing reinstallation media for the pre-loaded Win7. When I bought the laptop, I thought it was included, as was the case with other computers I had dealt with.
The Microsoft download site says to go back to the laptop manufacturer if Windows was pre-loaded, and therefore does not accept the product key written on the computer.
I  still want Win7, not Win8 or 10. I really need to find out how to get a copy of the operating system that I have already paid for, and expected to be able to reinstall as needed.

A:Win7 reinstallation needed--disk was not supplied with laptop purchase


Request backup and recovery discs for your device (US, Canada and UK only)


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I have had a difficult time finding a pen compatible with my machine. The Serial # is MP165FAC. I have called Lenovo support multiple times, and the general consensus seems to be that any pen should work, but I've ordered two pens and neither worked. The ones I've ordered were one WACOM, and this one by Lenovo: http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories/pens-and-supplies/pens/TAB-ACC-BO-Lenovo-Active-pen-NA/p/GX... Neither worked at all. Totally unresponsive, yet worked seamlessly with my iPhone. I am a digital artist and I need a good pressure-sensitive stylus; I bought a 2-in-1 laptop expressly for this purpose. Please direct me to a pen that will work for me.  

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Hey all,

I recently dug up an old computer and wanted to use it but realized it is way too slow and the specs aren't even good enough to install Windows 7.

I currently have 512mb of RAM on that computer but I want to replace it and find a 2gb RAM that is compatible with my motherboard. I have an extra slot available for RAM.

How am I able to tell if the RAM I want is compatible with my motherboard?

Here is my system information from dxdiag:

System Model: KM400-8235
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6. 00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1700+, MMX, 3DNow, ~ 1.5 GHz
Memory: 448MB RAM
Page file: 218MB used, 839MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

Thanks in advance and I really look forward to your help!

A:Finding compatible RAM for old motherboard

Sorry for the double post but I also want to find out how I am able to tell which processor is compatible with my motherboard.

Am I better off getting a completely new motherboard or would a new processor and a new RAM do it?


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Trying to urgrade the RAM, currently has 4GB installed (2 - 2GB sticks), want to do video editing. I have researched it, and the motherboard, QK401US#ABA, is supposed to support 16GB DDR3 1333. The first ones I purchased (2 - 8GB sticks) had a much higher clock speed, and I got the five beep flashing red light. I returned them for a set that was supposed to be compatible with a 1333 speed, same thing. I bought a third set, 8GB DDR3 1333, still a five beep flashing red light. What am I doing wrong? Do I need four sticks of 4 GB? It still runs fine with the original RAM.

A:Having trouble finding compatible RAM

It does not support 8G sticks of memory. Yes, you need 4 sticks of 4G for 16G. 8000 Elite Specs 8GB DDR3 SDRAM PC3-10600 (1,333-MHz) Non ECC (4 x 2GB) (SFF) (CMT)16GB DDR3 SDRAM PC3-10600 (1,333-MHz) Non ECC (4 x 4GB) (SFF) (CMT) If you found my answer helpful please say thanks by clicking on the Thumb's Up icon.        If my answer solved your problem please mark it as the Accepted Solution. Thanks!

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First of all will a AM3 compatible cpu cooler work on a AM3+ cpu and mobo? if not then where the heck can i find a AM3+ cooler this is all i have found so far and im not sure it will be enough..

i know the Cpu is backwards compatible to work with Am3 but does that mean the heatsink and fan is aswell?

im getting a FX-4100 which is am3+ so i need a AM3+ heatsink and fan correct?

A:Help finding AM3+ compatible CPU cooler?

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I have 2 PCs that both need motherboards, and I am having a very hard time finding them. the 1st PC is a HP Pavilion model# a705w I'm hoping I can find one that will work with it since I'm having such a hard time finding the exact one that came with the machine. The 2nd PC is an emachine model# W5243. I can purchase the motherboard for it, but don't want to pay the $150 for it. I'm hoping maybe I can get a cheaper one that will work with it. How do I go about finding motherboards that will work with my PCs? Any help will be much appreciated

A:I need help finding compatible motherboards for my PCs

The HP Pavilion A705W has an Intel Celeron 2.93GHz processor working on a Socket 478 motherboard. It uses DDR1 RAM.

There is just one Intel 478 motherboard listed on Newegg. BIOSTAR 945GC-M4 478.

However, that board uses DDR2 memory. So, in order for it to work, you have to buy new RAM. Also, if your HDD and DVD drive are both IDE you have to replace at least one of them as the mobo has a single IDE port. The rest are SATA.

As for the eMachines W5243, any cheap AM2 motherboard listed on Newegg should work.

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hey, I am trying to find compatible parts to build a fairly cheap gaming PC. Thanks!

A:Need help finding compatible hardware for new PC

Take a look at the reviews at www.tomshardware.com, www.anandtech.com, and our forums here. There have been a number of excellent packages put together by members of this forum... I don''t know any threads, but my guess is that "building a PC" would get you started.

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I need help! My bf has a custom white box (?) laptop. His LCD screen was severely cracked. Somehow it has been left up to me to figure out the answers, and I am LOST! We cannot find an affordable replacement of the exact model, so my question is.....Do we have to replace the old LCD with the same thing??

He has a Samsung 17" LTN170WX-L05 panel
Nvidia Geforce 6800 Go video card

Can we just look for any brand with similar resolutions and such??
Thanks for any help you can offer!!

(I hope I'm in the right category!)

A:Solved: Finding a compatible LCD Screen Replacement?

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My st380013as hard drive has been making alot of sounds latly when im loading games, so im planning to buy a new better one how do i find which well be compatible?

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dimension 4700
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A06
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 502MB RAM
Page File: 566MB used, 733MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: None
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
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Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
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Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2582&SUBSYS_01811028&REV_04
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1152 x 864 (32 bit) (75Hz)
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A:Need help finding a compatible hard drive to replace

Any SATA hard drive will be compatible. Just, if you get a SATA2 hard drive, make sure it comes with a speed limiter jumper.
Example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148262 or make it a bit bigger and faster: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152100 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148288

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I bought this model (Inspiron 15 DK6) from Newegg 2 months ago. Yesterday I broke the screen display somehow and I can now longer distinguish what's being displayed. What would be a compatible replacement screen for that model?

A:Finding a replacement screen compatible with Inspiron 15 DK6

Dell KWH3G.

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I want one thats not over $400.20"-35" is fine.
Looking for:
10000000:1 contrast ratio
2ms response time
1080(1920 x 1080)
That is just all I know to look for in a monitor.Basicly whatever gives best gaming experiance and also able to work on 7 also.I would really like a 3D,but fell thats probably not in my budget.And if so,it would probably be under 20"

A:Need help finding a good monitor for xbox 360/7 compatible

Actually, do you need speakers built into the monitor? I only ask since I know of two ASUS monitors that I believe fit all your requirements, and are also beautiful to look at.

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Hi, I have a computer and the video card is VERY crappy and im not even using a sound card, just whats on the motherboard. I really want the best for my money, but dont want to spend much.

For the video card it has to be agp 4x, and im hoping to spend not much more then 100-120$

And for the sound card i want it to be pritty decent, best possible for about 60-90$.

intel pentium 4
package: pga-423

Model4sta, pcb version
chipset: i850, rev. a2

graphic interface:
version: agp version 2.0
transfer rate: 4x
Max. supported: 4x
sideband: enabled

Type: rdram
Size: 512mb
Channel #: dual

Hope this helps, thanks

A:NEED HELP finding VIDEOCARD and SOUNDCARD for~100$ thats compatible with my system.

but why

is there a reason why you would like to upgrade those two components?

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I'm new here and I'm having a problem upgrading from Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit to Windows 8 Pro 64 bit on my Dell N5050. I'm getting a screen that says "What needs your attention". It listed 3 programs to uninstall because they are not compatible with Windows 8. I was able to uninstall 2 of them with no problem, but the 3rd one I can't even find on my computer. The program is Bluetooth Win7 Suite (64) and the screen that it's listed on has an "Uninstall" button that does nothing when I click on it. I've done a complete search of my computer (luckily there's not much on it) and I can't find this program. Any help would be appreciated as I'm not very computer literate. Thank you all in advance.

A:Problem finding/removing non-compatible program in upgrade

Bluetooth is a short-range wireless, useful for mice, keyboards, pairing with cellphones, tablets, etc. The program itself may be in C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86). The x86 signifies the Folder where 32-bit programs get installed. Have you checked Device Manager for a listing for the adapter? Have you checked with Support | Dell US for drivers for the Bluetooth adapter? You'll need the Service Tag from a sticker on the case. Frequently the Bluetooth will be part of the Wi-Fi adapter, turn Wi-Fi off and Bluetooth will be off. I have an N5010 that I resurrected and that's the only feature that doesn't work but I can use a Bluetooth USB dongle when I need it.

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Hi all! I would really appreciate if anyone could help me with my problem. I have been trawling the net for hours to try to find a solution but as I am pretty much (well, competely) clueless about anything techy, I haven't been able to find a solution!

I have a Dell Dimension 3100 (only has VGA output)
I have a DVD player (SCART only)
I have a set-top virgin media box (RF and SCART)

I have bought a Clearco HD9000 projector (has VGA, S-video, RF and AV input)

I want to send the image and sound wirelessly.

Is there a wireless sender out there that is compatible with all of that? I have had trouble finding any that takes VGA (something about it being too dense?).

I have looked at a VGA to S-video adaptor (only a few quid!) which would allow me to connect it to a wireless transmitter, but does my computer need a TV-out to work with this? I don't even know if it has such a thing!

Alternatively would something like a VGA to TV signal convertor (around 30 quid) work?

I would be huuuugely grateful if anyone could help me out on this, and yes, I am embarassed about being so unbelievably clueless!

Thanks so much

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So, to make a long story short, I have a computer I'm supposed to fix for a friend. It gets lots of graphics artifacts, black boxes, colored dots, etc. It has an Asrock motherboard (an unusual board with both AGP and PCI-E) and a GeForce 7900gs (AGP).

After much reading, I have determined that this is a solved problem . Its a driver problem on Asrock boards with nvidia AGP graphics cards. The solution is to install a (very) old version of the nvidia drivers (forceware 97.52). This is described by user Brainwashed here:
Wonky Screen Corruption Problem

But I am having trouble finding and installing a win7, 64bit version of this driver. I know one exists, because in the very next reply in that thread, user Vighi says he found one for Vista64, and it worked (he has win7). But he doesn't give a link to it.

I tried to find one on my own with google. I found this one:
v97.52 VISTA 64bit | Nightly Build - LaptopVideo2Go Forums

But its on a laptop video website, and might be for a laptop video card. Its also a "modified Inf" driver, whatever that means. Anyway, I ran the setup file, but it wouldn't install. In safe mode, it said it couldn't find a driver compatible with my hardware. In normal mode, it says I have the wrong operating system, that it won't work with a 64bit OS.

Thoughts? Its really frustrating having identified the problem, and found a solution that almost everyone says worked for them, but not be able to make it work myself.

Thanks guys!

A:Finding a win7, 64bit compatible version of an old nVidia driver...

You can use the vista driver if you install it in compatibility mode

Right click the installer>properties>compatibility>chose vista.

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So i just clean installed windows 7 so obviously the drivers need to be install manually., however as i install LAN and networking drivers i download from acer's site., it gives me error and failed to install.The LAn realtek gives me error 39 while wireless driver cant be installed (i have downloaded every wireless drivers from acer's site from windows 10 to windows 8.1 and non of them works. Any help? I pretty like windows 7 over 10 and 8.1. And i'm a noob in terms of hardwares.

A:Are drivers of windows 8.1 laptop compatible with windows 7?

Every Windows version has its own drivers.. I mean win8.1 drivers are different from win7 drivers.

Try Windows update inside Windows 7,
Maybe you are lucky and Os finds the right drivers.

Inviato da mio iPad utilizzando Tapatalk

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Im trying to instal an ati radeon mobility graphics driver for my laptop and my laptop was recently updated from xp to vista and i was wondering if i can download anything that would help me install it cause it keeps saying it cant find standard vga adapter and it says the device is working properly

A:XP drivers for a Vista laptop

It appears there are drivers for it on the ATI site www.ati.com... as they list them separately for XP, VISTA, and Windows 7.
A relatively simple download and install, or have you tried this to no avail?

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ive just down graded to xp and need help finding drivers ie wifi ,audio device on high definition audio bus , ethernet controller , modem device on high definition audio bus plus the scroll on my touch pad does not work please help

A:down grading from vista to xp on laptop hp g60 need help with drivers

Just look up your model number on the HP website and it will show you the drivers available. Burn them to a disc or write them to a flash drive to transfer them over.

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Hey guys well I own a Dell PowerEdge 400SC, whichd oesn't support XP+.. which I have Media Center, and I had it working before but I had to reformat, and can't seem to find the dirvers that I got working last time, right now I'm on my wireless card, but I would like to get on my wired connection.

So is there any program I can use to detect what drivers I need? or where can I go to get drivers for my computer?

A:Drivers program? Or help finding drivers

Start here, with the Dell website:


If it doesn't have the drivers you need, you could next find it at the Windows Update site.

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ive had my laptop for 2 weeks now and with the dell instruction guide, it told me to update all the drivers, sound,audio etc etc but i never done it...so is it important and is their a way of checking if its auto updated by itself cause with a new machine you would have thought everything would be up to date.

thanks all...

A:How important is it to update vista drivers with a new laptop?

depends what your using your laptop for , if its just general surfing , watching movies etc then i wouldnt bother unless you have any issue's theres no point , just keep on top of windows update

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hello all
i have just installed windows vista ultimate on my toshiba satallite pro laptop with realtek hd sound and it all says that the speakers are working when they are not. i have tried installing all the new vista drivers and it still doesn't work. the headphones also don't work but my USB speakers do.

someone please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hello, I purchased a laptop form HP which supposedly had the option the upgrade to windows 10, it has a windows 10 sticekd on the bottom, not the usual one with a licence key, but it has come supplied with Windows 7 - What is the best way to ensure a smooth upgrade please? Is there an on screen method or do i need to create a bootable usb media? My only concern was being prompted for a licence key i dont have if it thinks i should have purchased a copy

A:Windows 10 Laptop Supplied with Windows 7 - Option to change...

Hi: If your notebook came with W7 Pro from HP, then there should have been a W10 Pro installation disk in the package. You would use that disk to install W10. If you did not receive a W10 Pro installation disk, I recommend you contact HP technical support in the country you live in and ask for a W10 Pro installation disk. http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html I have an HP 350 G1 that came with W8.1 Pro downgraded to W7 Pro and there was a W8.1 Pro installation disk in the box.

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