HP Notebook nx9420 and Windows Server 2003

Posted on 2006-03-28
Last Modified: 2008-07-05
I probably know the answer to this question but I am getting desperate. I purchased a HP nx9420 notebook for one of our developers. I need to put Windows Server 2003 on this laptop. The other laptops (not the same model) I have tried this for generally work with Windows XP drivers but not this model. About the only thing I can get to work is the graphics.

Does anyone know where I should go to find drivers for nx9420 and Server 2003?
Question by:peerlesspump
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    Have you tried using the drivers for XP? 2k3 server can often work using those. If they don't work you'd have to find out what exactly isn't working and then look for generic 2k3 drivers from the manufacturers of those devices. If for instance you have no sound, and the system uses a realtek sounddevice go to the reltek site to download drivers, and also first enable sound in the control panel, as 2k3 server disables sound by default. Maybe you will have to use a tool like vmware to run 2k3 server inside windows XP, if you can't get it to run.
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    Here are all of HP's available server 2003 drivers . Most are strictly for servers such as the proliant but you may find the odd piece of hardware that your laptop shares.

    Author Comment

    One driver from the site helped but there are so many devices on that laptop. HP can't understand why someone would want to put server on a laptop so I will just have to put XP on it for now.

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