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  1. Hi Wife pc airplane mode got stuck on, so it can't connect to wifi. Because of this, Windows updates is not either working. The airplane mode in settings is greyed out. What can I do to fix it prior to format the HD? If I try a Windows repair all I get is a fail to repair message. Uninstall and reinstall of wifi drivers didn't help. Connectivity is ok if I connect by wire to the network but still windows updates doesn't work 🤔 Any help will be very appreciated.
  2. Microsoft started spying on us with Windows7. If I were you I'd stick with XP.
  3. Curious to know what changes you did to consume less RAM. I too use a P3 as a daily (almost) driver with XP SP3.
  4. Late to the party but for the records, with WinME using Opera and Retrozilla more lately. I try to not browse bloated sites like facebook, but even youtube works in Opera (but not in Retrozilla).
  5. Thanks mate, but I`ve got netbook running ok. I posted above the link to the drivers I found. Looking here and there on some other sites found a nice package of drivers at Driver Guide and a MS patch for wifi`s WPA encryption.
  6. Thanks sdfox7 for the info, good to know that there`s a workaround to access these drivers and Windows Update. I went to Broadcom site and got no drivers for us common mortals, just Intel gave me graphic driver I needed, but no sound drivers or bus controllers or sata.... And HP only Vista drivers.
  7. In fact I have two XP SP2 machines, an ancient desktop for once a week/beweekly one day use, the other is this ex-Vista netbook almost day-to-day. Both are connected to the net
  8. Laptop already running Ok. Just a note as reference for others with same problem: Broadcom WiFi driver on the site I submited were ok. Problem was WPA2. WIN XP SP2 must apply a patch for WPA encryption to work. Patch KB893357 can be downloaded here for english or spanish XP versions. The other problematic was audio, divided in SM Bus, Microsoft UAA for High Definition Audio and Conexant High Definition. So, for audio to work you need to install three controllers that maybe is easier as an automatic process in other netbooks but not for this one, with no native support for XP. So again for future reference, this is a driver package at least for DV2220la and DV2423la (mine) in case you want to downgrade to XP. This drivers worked like a charm one by one, no errors. Thanks for all your help
  9. Ok, so someone gave me a netbook HP DV2000 with a bad screen, but after connecting to an external monitor is a very decent system and it works well with 7. But I wanted to install dual boot XP/7, XP mainly for old games. The problem is that I can´t find any sound and wifi working drivers for XP. All drivers were downloaded from here, as a good ftp source for legacy HP drivers, but not all worked for me. Some drivers worked under XP, like those for minor functions like keypad and special keys. Got graphics from Intel drivers downloads, no problems on that side. But for the life of me was impossible to make work wifi and sound. Wifi only works with limited connection, even with manually assigned IP and DNS values, so I think problem is the driver. Upon startup is trying to install Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus, sure something to do with sound, but can´t find any driver like that. According to HP official site, this netbook was shiped with Vista 32 and 64 bits so one of my questions is: should be better to install only Vista on this netbook, or keep trying to install XP? Thanks in advance
  10. IT works with Rosetta, but is a 24 hours job for crunching basic data.
  11. Ok, got things going. For the records Version 7.4.42 works with KernelEx (I used v28c). I´m just limited for the amount of memory I have in this old machine, most of projects require at least 300 Mb and I have 284 available. Also crunching from World Community Grid is not easy, as is the only group that require a higher encryption, but it can be done from W2000, with enough RAM. So the answer to all this: project done! Thx for your help
  12. Thanks Brooke. Version 7.4.42 stops in the middle of install. Version 6.6.38 works, but is unable to download project data, with SSL error and deferred connection messages. I upgraded to SP4 for W2000 and have nothing else than BOINC on this computer.
  13. Hi all, looking for the last working version of BOINC client for W2000. The current Versions for download only work in XPand above... Thanks.
  14. Win XP in P3 1 Ghz 256 Mb RAM PC over here, dual boot with Puppy Linux Lucid. With XP services tweaked, no antivirus and connected. Runs like a champ, no virus, no blue screens, running SeaMonkey as browser. I also have two laptops, one with Win 10 and the other with Debian, but for some reason still prefer the old PC.

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