I have just bought a second hand old desktop XP HP Pavilion 473 for my friend who's PC has died (I have another thread on that). It seems to run fine although very slow to leave the blue 'HP' screen at start up. My question is, it has a recovery partition. Should/can I use it to restore the PC to it's original settings? Would I lose anything (other than added on programs and any data stored)by doing this please?
Grrr......I have installed my Edimax wireless 11n USB using the driver disc that came with it and the wireless LAN utility window is up but it just wont find any networks (there are plenty and this computer I am typing on is connected by it)
OK, I used an XP CD to reinstall XP and it is now perfect. However, the first thing I tried to do is install the Edimax Wireless U SB so I could download the relevant antivirus etc. Unfortunately I still have the sam problem where it does not see any wireless networks?
Open Network and Sharing Center by clicking the Start button and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type network, and then click Network and Sharing Center.
Click Set up a new connection or network.
Click Set up a new network, and then click Next.
The wizard will walk you through creating a network name and a security key. If your router will support it, the wizard will default to Wi‑Fi Protected Access (WPA or WPA2) security. WPA2 offers better security than WPA or Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) security. With WPA2 or WPA you can also use a passphrase, so you don’t have to remember a cryptic sequence of letters and numbers