How come wireless does not work on my HP computer after downgrading from Vista to XP?

by on January 17, 2011

Q: I am having trouble with my sister’s laptop. It’s an HP Pavilion dv6700. Originally it came with Windows Vista but I decided that it would be better if I put Windows XP Professional on it instead. For some reason though the built-in wireless doesn’t want to work anymore. I did all the updates and everything and installed HP Wireless assistant but it says WLAN: DISABLED. No matter what I try, nothing works. I tried the wireless switch to turn it on and it didn’t work. I tried looking in Device manager and it doesn’t have any wireless adapters. I looked in the BIOS and it also doesn’t have anything that has the option to enable it. I even went to the HP website and downloaded the network drivers and all that and nothing. Any ideas? It says that the device manager is the thing disabling it but like i said before, it doesn’t show anything about a wireless driver.


One Response to “How come wireless does not work on my HP computer after downgrading from Vista to XP?”
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    It sounds like the drivers may not have been installed properly or may not be support by XP.

    Try downloading and installing that drivers again.

    Make sure you type in the exact model that is localed on the bottom of your laptop.
    Here is the link to the dv6700 series page.
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/pfinder?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&tool=&query=HP+Pavilion+dv6700#N29