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August 3, 2013 3:24:16 AM

I've just acquired an old Compaq Presario Desktop running Windows ME. Cannot get on net through twc ethernet. How and where can I download a free network/ethernet driver?
August 3, 2013 4:01:13 AM

Find the model number (through Device Manager). Then go to the manufacturer's site and download the driver, save it to a USB stick, then install it from there.
August 3, 2013 4:11:16 AM

Preparing to try that now. Is the driver free?
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August 3, 2013 4:18:05 AM

Steven Scott said:
Preparing to try that now. Is the driver free?


Getting them from Compaq, yes.
August 3, 2013 4:21:51 AM

Went to pci Ethernet controller properties. Says: Device type: Other Devices Manufacturer: None specified. Hardware version: 017

[ The drivers for this device are not installed(code 28)]

What next?
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August 3, 2013 4:23:27 AM

Steven Scott said:
Went to pci Ethernet controller properties. Says: Device type: Other Devices Manufacturer: None specified. Hardware version: 017

[ The drivers for this device are not installed(code 28)]

What next?


What is the entire model number of the PC?
August 3, 2013 5:30:36 AM

Just see compaq presario 5000

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August 3, 2013 5:35:28 AM
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Steven Scott said:
Just see compaq presario 5000


Start here:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Produc...

Select the exact model number, then OS. That should lead you to the ethernet driver.
August 8, 2013 8:49:18 PM

If you open it up and read the motherboard model, that might help you.

There's probably a serial number sticker on it too, somewhere.
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