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April 24, 2004 10:00:44 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

I want to upgrade a Presario 5BW220 from Windows ME to Windows 2000 Pro.
I want to do a fresh install of Win2k. I've searched for drivers using
Compaq's support as a guide. So far I have the following Win2k drivers:

Compaq Inet keyboard driver (Compaq site)
Latest Rompaq, if needed (Compaq's site)
Color Management Softeare (Compaq's site)
810/810e video chipset driver for Win2k (Intel's site)
ESS Allegro 1989 sound driver for Win2k (ESS site)
PCTel HSP Modem driver for Win2k (PCTel site)

I think this covers the driver's I need.

The specs of the system are:

667Mhz Celeron
192MB RAM
810/e Intel chipset
Audio (Built in)
Video (built in)
No NIC
40x CD-ROM
LiteOn CDRW
PCTel 56K Micromodem

My questions:

Does it look like I've covered all the driver's I need?
Will these driver's actually work?
Is Win2k even an option for this setup?
Are there any pitfalls I need to be aware of?
Are any of these drivers unecessary for Win2k?
Am I missing anything?

In the event that I'm unable to use Win2k, I will need to reinstall ME.
I'll save those questions for later if I need them.

Thanks in advance for any assitance you can give me.

Regards.

--
Pat - pat(underscore)blank(at)hotmail(dot)com
Anonymous
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April 24, 2004 10:00:45 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

you might have problems with the modem. That is the most common problem that
I hear about.

If you know anyone with an extra one, or the old v90 they took out of thier
PC when they got broadband, see if you can have that onhand just incase.
something very compatable, like a zoom, or USR, or something like that.

That thing has a 667 in it... you could probably kick that up to
1Ghz...socketed CPU, right ?


"Pat Blank" <use_email@in.sig> wrote in message
news:Xns94D5147DABD66useemailinsig@207.115.63.158...
> I want to upgrade a Presario 5BW220 from Windows ME to Windows 2000 Pro.
> I want to do a fresh install of Win2k. I've searched for drivers using
> Compaq's support as a guide. So far I have the following Win2k drivers:
>
> Compaq Inet keyboard driver (Compaq site)
> Latest Rompaq, if needed (Compaq's site)
> Color Management Softeare (Compaq's site)
> 810/810e video chipset driver for Win2k (Intel's site)
> ESS Allegro 1989 sound driver for Win2k (ESS site)
> PCTel HSP Modem driver for Win2k (PCTel site)
>
> I think this covers the driver's I need.
>
> The specs of the system are:
>
> 667Mhz Celeron
> 192MB RAM
> 810/e Intel chipset
> Audio (Built in)
> Video (built in)
> No NIC
> 40x CD-ROM
> LiteOn CDRW
> PCTel 56K Micromodem
>
> My questions:
>
> Does it look like I've covered all the driver's I need?
> Will these driver's actually work?
> Is Win2k even an option for this setup?
> Are there any pitfalls I need to be aware of?
> Are any of these drivers unecessary for Win2k?
> Am I missing anything?
>
> In the event that I'm unable to use Win2k, I will need to reinstall ME.
> I'll save those questions for later if I need them.
>
> Thanks in advance for any assitance you can give me.
>
> Regards.
>
> --
> Pat - pat(underscore)blank(at)hotmail(dot)com
Anonymous
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April 24, 2004 11:40:35 AM

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"NuT CrAcKeR" <nutcracker@internationalhacker.org> wrote in
news:Uf2dnf2mgvLkhRfd4p2dnA@speakeasy.net:

> you might have problems with the modem. That is the most common
> problem that I hear about.
>
> If you know anyone with an extra one, or the old v90 they took out of
> thier PC when they got broadband, see if you can have that onhand just
> incase. something very compatable, like a zoom, or USR, or something
> like that.
>
> That thing has a 667 in it... you could probably kick that up to
> 1Ghz...socketed CPU, right ?
>

Well, this thing is going to be hooked up to broadband, but I'd like to
have the modem as a backup. I actually have a Celeron 950 to try in it,
but I think I need a better heatsink/fan.

--
Pat - pat(underscore)blank(at)hotmail(dot)com
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Anonymous
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April 24, 2004 11:40:36 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

If the 950 has one of those big heatspreaders, they run reallly cool. I ran
a 900 (100FSB) at 140FSB for a long, long time and it was great. The caps on
the board i had bowed and leaked, and then the board wouldnt work anymore.
Broadband is quite reliable these days, but it always comes down to the
provider, and the quality of your power broker.

You dont need anything extravegant for the HSF...

Dont forget to add a NIC to your list of things you will need. I havent had
nor used a modem in years. Havent needed to.

LC

"Pat Blank" <use_email@in.sig> wrote in message
news:Xns94D5256B7CA66useemailinsig@207.115.63.158...
> "NuT CrAcKeR" <nutcracker@internationalhacker.org> wrote in
> news:Uf2dnf2mgvLkhRfd4p2dnA@speakeasy.net:
>
> > you might have problems with the modem. That is the most common
> > problem that I hear about.
> >
> > If you know anyone with an extra one, or the old v90 they took out of
> > thier PC when they got broadband, see if you can have that onhand just
> > incase. something very compatable, like a zoom, or USR, or something
> > like that.
> >
> > That thing has a 667 in it... you could probably kick that up to
> > 1Ghz...socketed CPU, right ?
> >
>
> Well, this thing is going to be hooked up to broadband, but I'd like to
> have the modem as a backup. I actually have a Celeron 950 to try in it,
> but I think I need a better heatsink/fan.
>
> --
> Pat - pat(underscore)blank(at)hotmail(dot)com
Anonymous
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April 24, 2004 8:58:52 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

"NuT CrAcKeR" <nutcracker@internationalhacker.org> wrote in
news:0JSdnQjPsJuOthfdRVn-uQ@speakeasy.net:

[edit]
> You dont need anything extravegant for the HSF...
>
> Dont forget to add a NIC to your list of things you will need. I
> havent had nor used a modem in years. Havent needed to.
>
> LC

No, this one has just the small center shell similar to the AMD
processors. I also have a NIC that is supported by Win2k.

Thanks.

--
Pat - pat(underscore)blank(at)hotmail(dot)com
Anonymous
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April 25, 2004 12:43:59 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

I upgraded my 5BW- actually, gave it an overhaul from WinMe to Win XP Home-
it runs great... and no problems to speak of with that same modem. Mine has
a Mitac board- had a 600 mhz PIII which I upgraded to a 1.2 (using
Upgradeware), new 40g hd (7200), 512 meg ram, original DVD player- 52x CD
burner, NIC card, same keyboard (inet), upgraded to latest BIOS...same
chipset...

It's been a solid performer upgraded and under XP- under Me it was awful...
Compaq built a good piece of hardware, very capable of being upgraded, and
rock stable with a good OS...


"Pat Blank" <use_email@in.sig> wrote in message
news:Xns94D5147DABD66useemailinsig@207.115.63.158...
> I want to upgrade a Presario 5BW220 from Windows ME to Windows 2000 Pro.
> I want to do a fresh install of Win2k. I've searched for drivers using
> Compaq's support as a guide. So far I have the following Win2k drivers:
>
> Compaq Inet keyboard driver (Compaq site)
> Latest Rompaq, if needed (Compaq's site)
> Color Management Softeare (Compaq's site)
> 810/810e video chipset driver for Win2k (Intel's site)
> ESS Allegro 1989 sound driver for Win2k (ESS site)
> PCTel HSP Modem driver for Win2k (PCTel site)
>
> I think this covers the driver's I need.
>
> The specs of the system are:
>
> 667Mhz Celeron
> 192MB RAM
> 810/e Intel chipset
> Audio (Built in)
> Video (built in)
> No NIC
> 40x CD-ROM
> LiteOn CDRW
> PCTel 56K Micromodem
>
> My questions:
>
> Does it look like I've covered all the driver's I need?
> Will these driver's actually work?
> Is Win2k even an option for this setup?
> Are there any pitfalls I need to be aware of?
> Are any of these drivers unecessary for Win2k?
> Am I missing anything?
>
> In the event that I'm unable to use Win2k, I will need to reinstall ME.
> I'll save those questions for later if I need them.
>
> Thanks in advance for any assitance you can give me.
>
> Regards.
>
> --
> Pat - pat(underscore)blank(at)hotmail(dot)com
April 25, 2004 11:29:47 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

XP is a much better choice than W2K in this instance due to its much larger
driver database. It simply supports a lot more hardware with built in
drivers than does W2K. Both OSs are very stable and leagues ahead of WinMe,
the worst of the Win 9x versions, IMHO.
HH

"Uncle Vinnie" <vinrin57@nospam.optonline.net> wrote in message
news:jkAic.5046$t26.2667033@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
> I upgraded my 5BW- actually, gave it an overhaul from WinMe to Win XP
Home-
> it runs great... and no problems to speak of with that same modem. Mine
has
> a Mitac board- had a 600 mhz PIII which I upgraded to a 1.2 (using
> Upgradeware), new 40g hd (7200), 512 meg ram, original DVD player- 52x CD
> burner, NIC card, same keyboard (inet), upgraded to latest BIOS...same
> chipset...
>
> It's been a solid performer upgraded and under XP- under Me it was
awful...
> Compaq built a good piece of hardware, very capable of being upgraded, and
> rock stable with a good OS...
>
>
> "Pat Blank" <use_email@in.sig> wrote in message
> news:Xns94D5147DABD66useemailinsig@207.115.63.158...
> > I want to upgrade a Presario 5BW220 from Windows ME to Windows 2000 Pro.
> > I want to do a fresh install of Win2k. I've searched for drivers using
> > Compaq's support as a guide. So far I have the following Win2k drivers:
> >
> > Compaq Inet keyboard driver (Compaq site)
> > Latest Rompaq, if needed (Compaq's site)
> > Color Management Softeare (Compaq's site)
> > 810/810e video chipset driver for Win2k (Intel's site)
> > ESS Allegro 1989 sound driver for Win2k (ESS site)
> > PCTel HSP Modem driver for Win2k (PCTel site)
> >
> > I think this covers the driver's I need.
> >
> > The specs of the system are:
> >
> > 667Mhz Celeron
> > 192MB RAM
> > 810/e Intel chipset
> > Audio (Built in)
> > Video (built in)
> > No NIC
> > 40x CD-ROM
> > LiteOn CDRW
> > PCTel 56K Micromodem
> >
> > My questions:
> >
> > Does it look like I've covered all the driver's I need?
> > Will these driver's actually work?
> > Is Win2k even an option for this setup?
> > Are there any pitfalls I need to be aware of?
> > Are any of these drivers unecessary for Win2k?
> > Am I missing anything?
> >
> > In the event that I'm unable to use Win2k, I will need to reinstall ME.
> > I'll save those questions for later if I need them.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any assitance you can give me.
> >
> > Regards.
> >
> > --
> > Pat - pat(underscore)blank(at)hotmail(dot)com
>
>
Anonymous
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April 25, 2004 7:11:39 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

A good point is made about the drivers and stability. most people dont think
of driver bases when contemplating 2K or Xp.

XP is solid, reliable, and has more cool bells and whistels than 2k also.
RemoteDesktop support being one of them, and the XPfirewall being another.
The firewall isnt the greatest, but its way the hell better than nothing.
there are a bazillion other reasons too. like a buit in CD Burner (for
copying and archiving files, not for duping or dvdripping).

NuTs

"HH" <hahunt42@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:GdNic.2811$FB1.996@fe25.usenetserver.com...
> XP is a much better choice than W2K in this instance due to its much
larger
> driver database. It simply supports a lot more hardware with built in
> drivers than does W2K. Both OSs are very stable and leagues ahead of
WinMe,
> the worst of the Win 9x versions, IMHO.
> HH
>
> "Uncle Vinnie" <vinrin57@nospam.optonline.net> wrote in message
> news:jkAic.5046$t26.2667033@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
> > I upgraded my 5BW- actually, gave it an overhaul from WinMe to Win XP
> Home-
> > it runs great... and no problems to speak of with that same modem. Mine
> has
> > a Mitac board- had a 600 mhz PIII which I upgraded to a 1.2 (using
> > Upgradeware), new 40g hd (7200), 512 meg ram, original DVD player- 52x
CD
> > burner, NIC card, same keyboard (inet), upgraded to latest BIOS...same
> > chipset...
> >
> > It's been a solid performer upgraded and under XP- under Me it was
> awful...
> > Compaq built a good piece of hardware, very capable of being upgraded,
and
> > rock stable with a good OS...
> >
> >
> > "Pat Blank" <use_email@in.sig> wrote in message
> > news:Xns94D5147DABD66useemailinsig@207.115.63.158...
> > > I want to upgrade a Presario 5BW220 from Windows ME to Windows 2000
Pro.
> > > I want to do a fresh install of Win2k. I've searched for drivers using
> > > Compaq's support as a guide. So far I have the following Win2k
drivers:
> > >
> > > Compaq Inet keyboard driver (Compaq site)
> > > Latest Rompaq, if needed (Compaq's site)
> > > Color Management Softeare (Compaq's site)
> > > 810/810e video chipset driver for Win2k (Intel's site)
> > > ESS Allegro 1989 sound driver for Win2k (ESS site)
> > > PCTel HSP Modem driver for Win2k (PCTel site)
> > >
> > > I think this covers the driver's I need.
> > >
> > > The specs of the system are:
> > >
> > > 667Mhz Celeron
> > > 192MB RAM
> > > 810/e Intel chipset
> > > Audio (Built in)
> > > Video (built in)
> > > No NIC
> > > 40x CD-ROM
> > > LiteOn CDRW
> > > PCTel 56K Micromodem
> > >
> > > My questions:
> > >
> > > Does it look like I've covered all the driver's I need?
> > > Will these driver's actually work?
> > > Is Win2k even an option for this setup?
> > > Are there any pitfalls I need to be aware of?
> > > Are any of these drivers unecessary for Win2k?
> > > Am I missing anything?
> > >
> > > In the event that I'm unable to use Win2k, I will need to reinstall
ME.
> > > I'll save those questions for later if I need them.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance for any assitance you can give me.
> > >
> > > Regards.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Pat - pat(underscore)blank(at)hotmail(dot)com
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
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April 26, 2004 10:47:44 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Pat Blank <use_email@in.sig> wrote in
news:Xns94D5147DABD66useemailinsig@207.115.63.158:

> I want to upgrade a Presario 5BW220 from Windows ME to Windows 2000 Pro.
> I want to do a fresh install of Win2k.

I wouldn't advise it if you haven't upgraded the memory. Been there, done
that. W2K used 63 megs of the 64 just to run.
Anonymous
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April 26, 2004 6:38:38 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Pat Blank <use_email@in.sig> wrote in
news:Xns94D5147DABD66useemailinsig@207.115.63.158:

> I want to upgrade a Presario 5BW220 from Windows ME to Windows 2000
> Pro. I want to do a fresh install of Win2k. I've searched for drivers
> using Compaq's support as a guide. So far I have the following Win2k
> drivers:
>
> Compaq Inet keyboard driver (Compaq site)
> Latest Rompaq, if needed (Compaq's site)
> Color Management Software (Compaq's site, for certain monitors only)
> 810/810e video chipset driver for Win2k (Intel's site)
> ESS Allegro 1989 sound driver for Win2k (ESS site)
> PCTel HSP Modem driver for Win2k (PCTel site)
>
> I think this covers the driver's I need.
>
> The specs of the system are:
>
> 667Mhz Celeron
> 192MB RAM
> 810/e Intel chipset
> Audio (Built in)
> Video (built in)
> No NIC
> 40x CD-ROM
> LiteOn CDRW
> PCTel 56K Micromodem
>
> My questions:
>
> Does it look like I've covered all the driver's I need?
> Will these driver's actually work?
> Is Win2k even an option for this setup?
> Are there any pitfalls I need to be aware of?
> Are any of these drivers unecessary for Win2k?
> Am I missing anything?
>
> In the event that I'm unable to use Win2k, I will need to reinstall
> ME. I'll save those questions for later if I need them.
>
> Thanks in advance for any assitance you can give me.
>
> Regards.
>

Well I have successfully migrated (upgraded) from Windows Me to Windows
2000 Pro. All the drivers I found work well. I installed a NIC and I am
ready to go.

My only problem arose when I was burning CDs (using Nero). Burning was
slow and the whole system seemed sluggish. I checked to see if DMA was
enabled and it wasn't for the Secondary channel (it was for the hard
drive). I set the controller to use DMA if available. When I rebooted, I
found DMA was enabled. I tried burning again and it seemed to work fine
but the CD I burned wasn't readable. So I was left with a system that
burned CDs in PIO mode, albeit slowly, and burned coasters if DMA was
enabled.

So I went on a search for answers and came across the solution. I needed
to install Intel's Application Accelerator software for my chipset
(810). It set the controller to enable DMA (highest mode for each
device). I did a reboot (actually twice to fully install), and my
problem disappeared. Even the hard drive, which supposedly was already
DMA enabled, seemed to work more quickly.

Bottom-line, I am very pleased with how the system works now. Goodbye
Me.
:) 


--
Pat - pat(underscore)blank(at)hotmail(dot)com
Anonymous
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April 26, 2004 7:56:52 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Great - good luck to you... ! Most, if not all of the problems I had with
my 5000 T had to do with the OS and not the hardware...

Great piece of hardware- and with a good OS I believe you'll be happy for
some time!
"Pat Blank" <use_email@in.sig> wrote in message
news:Xns94D76C4CD4B48useemailinsig@207.115.63.158...
> Pat Blank <use_email@in.sig> wrote in
> news:Xns94D5147DABD66useemailinsig@207.115.63.158:
>
> > I want to upgrade a Presario 5BW220 from Windows ME to Windows 2000
> > Pro. I want to do a fresh install of Win2k. I've searched for drivers
> > using Compaq's support as a guide. So far I have the following Win2k
> > drivers:
> >
> > Compaq Inet keyboard driver (Compaq site)
> > Latest Rompaq, if needed (Compaq's site)
> > Color Management Software (Compaq's site, for certain monitors only)
> > 810/810e video chipset driver for Win2k (Intel's site)
> > ESS Allegro 1989 sound driver for Win2k (ESS site)
> > PCTel HSP Modem driver for Win2k (PCTel site)
> >
> > I think this covers the driver's I need.
> >
> > The specs of the system are:
> >
> > 667Mhz Celeron
> > 192MB RAM
> > 810/e Intel chipset
> > Audio (Built in)
> > Video (built in)
> > No NIC
> > 40x CD-ROM
> > LiteOn CDRW
> > PCTel 56K Micromodem
> >
> > My questions:
> >
> > Does it look like I've covered all the driver's I need?
> > Will these driver's actually work?
> > Is Win2k even an option for this setup?
> > Are there any pitfalls I need to be aware of?
> > Are any of these drivers unecessary for Win2k?
> > Am I missing anything?
> >
> > In the event that I'm unable to use Win2k, I will need to reinstall
> > ME. I'll save those questions for later if I need them.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any assitance you can give me.
> >
> > Regards.
> >
>
> Well I have successfully migrated (upgraded) from Windows Me to Windows
> 2000 Pro. All the drivers I found work well. I installed a NIC and I am
> ready to go.
>
> My only problem arose when I was burning CDs (using Nero). Burning was
> slow and the whole system seemed sluggish. I checked to see if DMA was
> enabled and it wasn't for the Secondary channel (it was for the hard
> drive). I set the controller to use DMA if available. When I rebooted, I
> found DMA was enabled. I tried burning again and it seemed to work fine
> but the CD I burned wasn't readable. So I was left with a system that
> burned CDs in PIO mode, albeit slowly, and burned coasters if DMA was
> enabled.
>
> So I went on a search for answers and came across the solution. I needed
> to install Intel's Application Accelerator software for my chipset
> (810). It set the controller to enable DMA (highest mode for each
> device). I did a reboot (actually twice to fully install), and my
> problem disappeared. Even the hard drive, which supposedly was already
> DMA enabled, seemed to work more quickly.
>
> Bottom-line, I am very pleased with how the system works now. Goodbye
> Me.
> :) 
>
>
> --
> Pat - pat(underscore)blank(at)hotmail(dot)com
December 25, 2006 3:42:57 PM

Hello,
I did a similar upgrade to what Pat Blank did with his 5BW220 on my 5BW220 except I went to Windows XP Home Edition(fresh install) and is working perfectly! I am VERY happy with this OS compared to Windows ME ans have a question regarding the keyboard compatability.

My question is: Is it possible for me to get the Compaq keyboard Internet Zone Buttons and LED Status Lights above the number pad to function again as they did when running Windows ME? I really got used to the e-mail light that would tell me that I have new mail without having to actually go to my ISP web page to check. Is there a driver out there that I can get & install to this function working with the XP Home Edition operating system?

BTW: My keyboard is a Compaq model SDM4540UL

Thanks much,
-John
!