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[Resolved]  Hewlett Packard / Compaq Presario V6608au — Device drivers for windows XP are not provided

Dear Sir,

I purchased this laptop on[protected] from a HP dealer in Nehru Place. It comes with a Windows Vista Home edition. I need to install windows Xp on this to get certain application running (Also Windows vista Home is a very bulky and featureless operating system).

So i installed Win-XP on my laptop and later tried install the device drivers as well, but to my surprise device drivers provided with the system were only meant to run with Windows vista only. When i contacted HP support to provide me some help in this regard, they straightaway said that they do not provide any help for the device drivers for this product and told me that i should search on the net to collect the different drivers for each device and also they do not even provided the technical specifications of the product on their website any where in the world.

I am really feeling cheated now and feel like i have made a bad mistake. I think i should have tried products from some other vendor instead of this. I don't know whether I can get justice against such a Big, Influential company.

However I still like to have hope that someone may help me out.

Please help me.

Thanking you,
Tajinder Pal
Complaint marked as Resolved Aug 13, 2020
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Even I Also tried the same when I purchased Compaq Presario V6608AU, But My friend assured me that I can get drivers on Internet for Vidio,Audio, Lan drivers, but I didn't tried.
Try this website for drivers:
http://www.zyxware.com/

If the drivers dont work then contact the online technical chat person . he will give you the drivers. Even I hv the same Laptop but iam still having windows vista...if all this doesnt work...then i hope u hv created a recovery disc...use it to get ur laptop to brand new condition again.
I strongly agree with the above complaint.
I have also bee a victim of COMPAQ. I purchased Compaq V6608AU laptop just today which has come with pre installed Windows Vista Home Basic. Vista is one of the worst operating systems I have ever seen.
I formated the machine and installed Windows XP, Then i was shocked to realise that Drivers for this pirticular model laptop for XP are not provided by Compaq. I tried very hard but failed to get the drivers.
I believe that Compaq has cheated. because Compaq has not given this information anywhere.
I blindly trusted Compaq, and have been cheated. I strongly believe that this is a very cheap trick to promote Vist which is mearly useless.
very nice info guys...i never thought about it, i think , we shud rise this issue under consumer right.

you can file complaint on company for hiding info.
evey consumer has "right to be informed"
i fully agree to all of the above complaints..
even i have the same model but not much satisfied with vista.. wanted to put xp... but cant do it coz of lack of xp drivers...

@Harish, are you sure all the drivers will be there at this site? http://www.zyxware.com/

Plz reply
hi i purchased v6608au and unable to find xp-64-bit drivers
i needed badly to run my application and plz help me and found many links and it was not supporting this platform fnd it ..................
I can get xp installed on any compaq machine preloaded with vista. If anyone interested conatct me on my email id with your laptop details.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&a...

they are available on the site...dont knw whtz the fiasco about.
hey guys why dont you contact the person from whom you purchased the laptop . he might help . well this wht i did and he installed the drivers for me
http://driveragent.com/driveragent_results.php?hwid=[protected]f62a1a8b4c288bdaa...
Dear sir,
I am from baroda, gujarat india and i have ordered for compaq pressario 901 tu laptops since four days, but there is no response from any dealer and they area complaning that it is out of stock, i am in serious need for one and hope that you will look into the matter and i am ready to pay cash for the same which i have told to all the distributors and dealers,but no response.
Thanks
Hi friends.
I also have one compaq 6608au laptop.
It came with vista and i dont feel good with that os.
So I tried to install windows Xp.
But there is some probleb with the installation.
While trying I go up to formating and copying files...
afther that it showing like there is no hdd in my laptop.
I think I need to install the devise driver fot Hardisk while installing XP(32).

Pls anybody can help me.....
Is there any other options to install wi xp on my laptop...


thanks & regards

Prem...
please help me! few days latter i purchased v6608au model and i am not comfartable with vista and i want xp driver of this model which i don't get in the internet also.so give me a link where i got it
Dear sir
I BOUGHT COMPAY C 738TU AND C734TU LAPTOP
BUT I CANT FOUND ANY DRIVERS CD WITH THIS PACK
AFTER THE INSTALLATION VGA WIFI SOUND LAN WEB CAM DRIVER NOT INSTALLED ON MY LAPTOP PLEASE SEND ME LINK LAPTOP DRIVER
I BOUGHT C734TU LAPTOP ON 29/1/2008.AFTER THE INSTALLATION OF XP SOUND DRIVER AND INTERNAL MODEM DRIVER IS NOT WORKING.SEND ME LINK LAPTOP DRIVER.
I BOUGHT C734TU LAPTOP ON 29/1/2008.AFTER THE INSTALLATION OF XP SOUND DRIVER AND INTERNAL MODEM DRIVER IS NOT WORKING.SEND ME LINK LAPTOP DRIVER.
I BOUGHT C734TU LAPTOP ON 29/1/2008.AFTER THE INSTALLATION OF XP SOUND DRIVER AND INTERNAL MODEM DRIVER IS NOT WORKING.SEND ME LINK LAPTOP DRIVER.
find xp drivers for C734TU model laptops here
http://www.zyxware.com/articles/2008/02/21/compaq-presario-c734tu-laptop-drivers...
i purchase this model
windows xp sound drivers, Intel__Graphics drivers compaq c734tu LAPTOP

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