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Hardware Admission
freedomland May-02-02 07:25 PM
   ´ My friend wants to format his computer because of poor performance. He doesn't have none of his hardware setup cds, and so I'm afraid that if I format his computer, I wouldn't be able to help him configure and install in display and sound drivers. I'm not sure if the cds for my hardware would work for his computer, and I'm sure that we have hardwares from different companies. So will my hardwares cds work for his computer? For example, will my Aopen display driver go with his diamond brand video card and can modify those settings to have clear, sharp display settings?

1. RE: Hardware Admission
lbyard May-03-02 11:32 AM
In response to message 0
>So will my hardwares cds work for his computer?

It is very unlikely. You will need to determine what the hardware is and download the appropriate drivers from the manufacturers' web sites. You may be letting yourself in for a lot of problems. http://duxcw.com/digest/guides/hd/rules.htm. Larry

2. RE: Hardware Admission
freedomland May-06-02 08:48 PM
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LAST EDITED ON May-06-02 AT 08:49 PM (EST)
So can you tell me all the hardware that you need to configure onto your computer before they can function with it? For example, the video and the sound cards.

3. RE: Hardware Admission
lbyard May-07-02 10:04 AM
In response to message 2
I might if I were clairvoyant. I don't know what is in the computer. Larry

4. RE: Hardware Admission
tisfurs Jun-22-02 01:32 PM
In response to message 2
All of your hardware will need drivers. Luckily the keyboard and mouse are covered by Windows. As for your soundcard, modem, video card...etc., you will need to know the name of their manufacturer and each card's model number. Go to each manufacturer's site, locate and download the matching driver. Most of them will install to the "windows\system" directory. But of course allow Windows to detect them and ask for the drivers. If the name of the manufacturer is not clearly printed on the card, go to www.fcc.gov and look up the FCC-ID number on the card. It will cross the number to the manufacturer. Good luck.

5. RE: Hardware Admission
lbyard Jun-24-02 03:20 PM
In response to message 4
...and cross your fingers if you decide to proceed because there is a good chance it will have problems and the computer will not work unless you have those CDs. Larry

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