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Compaq Presario CQ50 laptop can't connect to internet?

I installed a copy of windows xp recovery used by a Compaq Evo N100v that stopped working around 2007 onto this compaq presario Cq50-107nr. The computer will not connect via wifi because it might be missing a couple drivers for it and wont connect through ethernet. I need to activate windows and used the phone service option and the automated voice said the installation id was invalid. The xp running does not have any service packs. I understand i need drivers to get the wifi to work but do not understand why the ethernet will not connect when i plug it in.

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i got the fix http://goo.gl/RPzMLp . hope this may help

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I had this problem with two computers and the only solution that I found works is to just upgrade the operating system on the computer. I had to update to windows 7 in order for get to the network settings connect to the internet. I know that this is a late answer but hopefully it can help someone

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I ended up installing a fresh copy of 7. It was missing drivers and I used another computer and a flash drive to restore it to normal. It had vista but caught a virus and stopped working.

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Ok yeah i haven't seem another solution yet except upgrade. Well i am glad that you fixed Your problem.

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go to mfg web site and enter model, etc and load the network adapter onto the flash drive thenyou have to set up your internet connection. ( enter the name and password on the side of your modem. you might use the ethernet plug at first, but once it connects to the internet it goes out and gets the rest of the drivers it needs ( if your update works) or go back to the mfg site and download the whole driver package /install mgr. /wizard whatever they call it. i tried for a few trying to do it using cd /dvd the flashdrive is the $@$*

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