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    Old Asus computer Pentium III questions.
    « on: March 19, 2012, 04:09:50 PM »
    I picked up an older computer for my grandkids to learn on. It needs a fresh reinstall of the OS. I have Windows XP Home. The problem I have is I don't have the drivers I need after windows is installed.

    Is there a way to tell what the model number is for this computer? Or...anything that might tell me how to find the required drivers and utilities that came with the computer originally?


    Thanks for you help.
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    Re: Old Asus computer Pentium III questions.
    « Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 04:27:45 PM »
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    Re: Old Asus computer Pentium III questions.
    « Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012, 02:41:10 AM »
    In addition to what Patio mentioned, you can also just look up the model of the computer (if it's something like an Acer or HP or the like) or opening the side panel and reading the model numbers on the parts themselves, then downloading the driver from the manufacturer's website.

    If the computer can't connect to the internet (network doesn't work without drivers for example) you can download the drivers from any other computer and copy them to a CD or flash drive.

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    Re: Old Asus computer Pentium III questions.
    « Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 03:18:05 AM »
    I had an Asus PIII motherboard (P3B-F), one of the most reliable computers I ever had.  It will have the model number silkscreened in white on the motherboard.  You can find all the motherboard info (drivers & manuals) on Asus website, http://support.asus.com/ServiceHome.aspx?SLanguage=en
    Some add-in card have the make & model on them, too.

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      Re: Old Asus computer Pentium III questions.
      « Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 06:01:55 AM »
      Thanks everyone for the responces.



      I had an Asus PIII motherboard (P3B-F), one of the most reliable computers I ever had.  It will have the model number silkscreened in white on the motherboard.  You can find all the motherboard info (drivers & manuals) on Asus website, http://support.asus.com/ServiceHome.aspx?SLanguage=en
      Some add-in card have the make & model on them, too.

      I'll start with this idea first and see what I can find.

      Thanks again everyone.
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