Drivers for Win2000?

Posted on 2006-04-07
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Does Win2K detect the right drivers when first installed compared to XP?
Question by:slajoh01
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    Accepted Solution

    For what?

    Windows 2000 can only detect the drivers for the common hardware that was around when it was released.  That was late 1999.
    Windows XP can only detect the drivers for the common hardware that was around when it was released.  That was, if I remember correctly, Mid 2001.
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    Assisted Solution

    by:Wayne Barron
    As leew has stated, you need to be more specific in what hardware that
    You are wanting to have "Auto-Installed".
    It is best practice, even with "WinXP" to have the installation CD's/Floppies
    Handy either way.
    Even with WinXP Auto-Detect hardware drivers installation, I still go back to the
    Original CD Installations, as they are usually more accurate, then that of WinXP.
    Most of the drivers, are "Generic" drivers, and the rest, are the actual drivers from
    The indivisual companies themselves.

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