Sunday, October 14, 2007

HP Compaq 6720s Windows XP Drivers Download

Company: HP (HP?!)
Product: Compaq 6720s C530N


Processor: Intel Celeron Processor 530 (1.73-GHz, 533-MHz FSB, 1-MB L2 cache) System Memory: 1024-MB 667-MHz DDR2 SDRAM (1 DIMM)
Memory: operates at a maximum of 533-MHz with Celeron processor
Hard Drive: 120-GB 5400 rpm SATA HDD
Display: 15.4-inch diagonal WXGA BrightView (1280 x 800 resolution)
Graphics: Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100, up to 384-MB shared system memory
Audio: ADI1981HD High Definition CODEC
Integrated mono speaker
Stereo headphone/line out; Stereo microphone in
Communications: Intel Fast Ethernet Integrated Controller (10/100 NIC)
56K V.92 modem Integrated Wireless Broadcom 4311AG 802.11a/b/g WiFi Adapter Pointing Device: Touchpad with scroll zone, two pick buttons
Optical Drive: DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive
Battery: 6-cell (47 WHr) Lithium-Ion
Power: External 65-watt AC adapter
Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty

No drivers for Windows XP, 'Vista Recommended bla bla' and still we are talking about a Celeron here..

First you have to install the hotfix for Windows XP in order for your audio and modem to get recognized by your system and then install the drivers.

Hydrogen Audio Forum Post with download link for MS Hotfix KB888111.exe

Audio Driver ADI1981HD High Definition Soundmax

Download Graphic card & Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver Ver. 14.33.1

Download Modem Driver

To install the LAN driver you have to unrar the intel.rar file, then go to device manager, right click on the "Ethernet Controller" -> Update Driver and then search for the folder where you have unrared intel.rar

Download LAN Driver Intel

NOTICE: In order for your lan to work under XP, you have to flash your bios. Please note that this is a dangerous procedure, as it may damage your notebook if unexpected power break down occurs. There is a tool, provided by HP which flashes your bios automatically, the process is pretty straight forward. While you run the tool, your notebook MUST be connected to your Power Supply Ac Adapter, and you MUST close all of your programs. It takes a while, so don't do anything while it lasts, just be patient. Here is the link where you can download the BIOS flash utility:

Download HP Bios Flash Utility

Download Wifi Driver Broadcom 4311AG 802.11abg

Well that would be it. Enjoy your notebook like you should, with Windows XP! :)

UPDATE: I've heard complaints that some of the links are down. Here is a link with all of the drivers packed in one rar file. HP Compaq 6720s XP Drivers - All