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Probable Software Incompatibility

\015 EQUIPMENT:Desktop pc: 7 year old Compaq Presario model 6450NX ( OS is XP.) Brand new HP laptop: dv4-1220us ( OS is Vista.) Brand new modem: Zyxel P-660R-D1. Brand new router: Linksys WRT54G2V1.PROBLEM:Probable software incompatibility between desktop pc and modem. Desktop cannot detect modem in order to configure it to introduce router for the laptop, but, Internet access is possible without issues. Laptop connected to modem accesses configuration mode with no problem. QUESTIONS:1. What treatment of the desktop pc, if any, might allow it to communicate with the modem in order to allow configuration? Do I need a professional on this? Might I need to change it\342\200\231s OS from XP to Vista? 2. Given OS Windows 7 is on the horizon, how difficult might it be to upgrade the OS in the laptop, and the desktop ( either my existing if upgradeable, or a new HP desktop with Vista on it? Is this something I could do, or is a professional needed? -Thanks!\015

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SOLUTIONS :\015\012
\015\012PROBLEM 1. \015\012
\015\012You can try installing these driver which might make your PC compatible with the modem. As your system is 7 years Old, I suspect a probability of hardware incompatibility with the modem which is new. \015\012
\015\012You can download the driver from this link : http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/FIRMWARE/Others/ZyXEL-P-660R-D1-Firmware-340AGE2C0.shtml\015\012
\015\012If that dosn't help, try replacing the ethernet card with a new one, which will have no issues while using with the modem. It will cost you less than $6 to buy a brand new one.\015\012
\015\012PROBLEM 2. \015\012
\015\012The windows 7 hardware requires are the same as that of vista or may be more, which I cannot predict now. As your PC is old, your hardware in the pc will not meet the minimum requirements. Windows 7 requires high graphics memory also.\015\012
\015\012In the case of your laptop, I am sure it is possible. As you are now using Vista in your laptop, you will need any aditional drivers for windows 7. Both Windows vista and 7 can perform on the same driver base, which is a great advantage. \015\012
\015\012But windows seven in going on Trial run, till recently its beta version was avilable for free download from microsoft, now they stopped it becuase of its new version M1 ( Milestone 1 ) has released on an experimental basis. Windows 7 needs more refinment and they will launch the next version ( RC - Release candidate 1,2,3 etc ). Only after all these version we might get the retail version by the late 2009. So at present we cannot expect an error proof version of windows 7 because it requires a lot of correction, so i recommend you to wait a little more to get the refined Windows 7.\015\012
\015\012To upgrade your laptop from vista to windows 7 no professional support is required. Each new version of the operating system developed by microsoft is becoming more and more user friendly. So, I am sure that windows 7 can be installed by anyone. \015\012
\015\012I really appreciate your enthusiasm to experiment the computer technology.\015\012
\015\012\015\012I hope that solves your Problem, If so kindly accept it.\015\012
\015\012Thank You,\015\012Arjun.
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