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Windows XP driver locator Guide

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I have noticed an increasing number of people requesting drivers for Windows XP because they want to migrate away from Windows Vista for whatever reason. (wont get into that here)

Only a few people have been able to provide all the information needed to help them locate the drivers they need for their XP Build. Sometimes we can hunt down a driver with only the make/model of the machine but in truth more information is required to find the best drivers. Therefore I have decided to make a post with instructions on how to get information about your system to the MSFN community so they can help you find drivers. In the process of getting them the information, you may get enough information to locate the drivers on your own.

Download and extract Unknown Devices on the machine you are looking for drivers for.

If you have Internet access on the machine you are looking for drivers for:

Run UnknownDevices.exe then click List->Show->All

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Then click List->Upload list to pastebin

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Enter a comment if you like and hit upload

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a page like this one will open -just close that and paste the link into your post here at MSFN (it will be copied automatically)

If you do not have Internet access on the machine you are looking for drivers for:

Run UnknownDevices.exe then click List->Show->All

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Then click List->Save list to file

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Save the list

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VERY IMPORTANT Open the text file and remove your product key or change it to something totally different as i have done here:

Computer Info
Chipset: <unknown>
Computer Name: FOURBYFOUR
OS: Windows Vista (TM) Business (OEM)
Product Key...
AAAAA-BBBBB-CCCCC-DDDDD-EEEEE
Device Tree
Bluetooth Devices
Bluetooth Bus Enumerator
Kensington Bluetooth Device
Kensington Bluetooth Device
...

Now either upload the text file in your post or paste its contents into a new topic

Please do not reply to this thread with your results. Only reply to this post with Problems/Questions/Comments on this information gathering process. To get the best possible assistance with locating your needed drivers, Please create a new post in whatever your target OS will be (ie XP 32Bit Edition XP 64Bit Edition, or XP Media Center, etc)

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Hi!

Be good if your post had a link to where all the drivers (& add-on's) are

This site is so busy with very old threads (most not related to current versions etc) even with search it's hard to find what us newbies are looking for.

If you have a link to CURRENT Nlite 1.4 instuctions (pref for MCE) can you advise please. Been searchin for 4 days now and can't find a current guide

Cheers!

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I cannot find the drivers of

"FUJITSU MHX2250BT"

for windows XP.

Vista has no problems detecting.

The problem is I am having a hard time getting XP to know that my Sony VGN-FZ240E has this hard disk drive

any help is appreciated :)

Devices.txt

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Please do not reply to this thread with your results. Only reply to this post with Problems/Questions/Comments on this information gathering process. To get the best possible assistance with locating your needed drivers, Please create a new post in whatever your target OS will be (ie XP 32Bit Edition XP 64Bit Edition, or XP Media Center, etc)
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When following the advice to run UnknownDevices.exe, I received the message that windows cannot find UnknownDevices.exe Any help is appreciated. thank you.

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