HP Pavilion Media Center m8200n Desktop PC
Motherboard = MCP61PM-HM (Nettle2)
Web page for motherboard:
Item is listed under the following part numbers:
Last two parts number do not trace to anything. But they are listed in the parts catalog. Normally the only reson for three different part numbers are "Revision levels" for the motherboard. OR, the were three different vendors the motherboard was supplied from. OR, three different factories from the SAME Vendor. I suspect the latter! Hopefully there are no major part or chipset differences?
Some things we've learned the hard way in these conversions:
# 1 - MINIMUM Windows XP SP1 or things won't work properly!
# 2 - Windows XP SP2 is the PREFERRED MINIMUM w/all follow on updates!
# 3 - Windows DirectX Version 9.0C or greater, MANDATORY no Exceptions!
# 4 - Install the Main Chipset drivers FIRST, after the above is done!
# 5 - Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) Driver, is Next!
# 6 - Install Modem, Sound, LAN, WLAN, SD/MMC Card Reader Drivers, etc!
We've found (here) that if it's done in this order there are fewer problems all around. There are some things that are not going to work as well in Windows XP as the do under Windows Vista. Those are the results of hardware features that can only be accessed via Windows Vista. There is nothing that can be done about that from a drivers stand point. ONLY the manufacturer of the device can change that.
There are several "tools' that can help in this matter, and they are:
PC Wizard 2008
All of these programs help us and you find the device drivers you are having problems with. All, can produce a report that can be attached to a message here.