11-16-2003 03:59 AM
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11-16-2003 05:26 AM
The D31M is a Desktop 310 Micro tower. The drivers for all D310, be they CMT, SFF or Micro Desktop are identical. The Micro Desktop is only available in Europe.
11-17-2003 01:08 AM
Where Compaq and HP documents are very poor at providing specs, you can obtain more information with Freewares such as "Belarc Advisor" and/or "Aida32.exe". Download either of them with the Google search engine and try. You'll see the difference!
Understand that you are willing to "downgrade" from XP to W2K but you may be right in a sense...Where is the gain where opting for XP would drive you to go hunting for compliant drivers not yet developed?
11-17-2003 05:21 AM
Hi Alain, I use Aida, but that doesn't tell me which SPXXXX.exe from Compaq contains the proper driver. If one looks for W2K drivers for an EVO D310M, they are apparently developed and available for download. XP to W2K is no "downgrade". I have yet to see nothing but an improvement in performance and ease of use by making the change. In ease of use, for example, it takes me about 4 minutes to set up a P2P two machine network in W2K. XP, requires answering incorrectly a bunch of questions that don't even apply to the task with a time wasting wizard that doesn't work until the third time through, total time = 2 hours. XP is the worst thing I've seen called an Operating System... Well, maybe it's better than CP/M. Note that some model Workstation class machines from HP/Compaq are still available with W2K pre-installed, there is a very good reason for that, I just got one myself.
11-17-2003 08:55 AM
You are absolutely correct. The only thing that Aida32.exe or Belarc Advisor can do is to display pieces of information that help track which specific model of computer you are using. Of course, where no SP would fit to that particular model, especially its chipset, no hope. I have experienced that with my old Presario 4860, thus I've moved to mounting a computer out of my own hands. Now, when I get stick, at least I know why and I can find a remedy easier.
On the subject of W2K, I appreciate your judgement and I'd probably go along this way when I'll get tired with Win 98SE.