The XP problem!
I had a friend bring me his laptop that just couldn’t use the wireless adapter for anything. I knew it was probably the driver for the adapter but the problem is now a days you need to have it connected on the wired network to download and install the drivers. Most of the time when you need to update a driver or install a driver that windows can’t find then you should just visit the main website to download the right file for the operating system.
Visiting the OEM (Original equipment manufacturer) Website!
If your one of those who need help finding out which site you should visit to download the right device driver for your computer:
- Acer Driver Download (US)
- HP Driver Download
- Samsung Driver Download
- AlienWare Driver Support
- Toshiba Drivers Support
Well these are just a few that I found that could be a benefit to you. I am just trying to give you places you can go to download the right device driver and not infect your system with malware or spyware.
I was able to get his wireless network card to become active again but I then worry that he might get infected with viruses or some zero day attack. The problem is he uses this OS for one program and it isn’t compatible with any Vista, or Windows 7. So I am left with keeping this system as clean as possible for the next few years. I could use something like the Registry Hack that turns it into a fake embedded XP system to help keep his system a little more secure. It however is not the best alternative for the job! I recommend using something like Malwarebytes Pro (Affiliate Link) and keeping that update! I really do not have any fool-proof way to keep the laptop from getting infected unless I make a Virtual Machine and come up with a way for him to save the database of the program he is using.
Is there a better solution for the Time being?