Monday, 27 July 2015

Install A Modem Driver In Windows Xp

A modem.

You've purchased a new modem and need to install the drivers to get Windows XP to recognize the modem so you can use it to surf the Internet or as a fax machine.

While XP has dozens of modem drivers included on the operating system installation disc, the best way to install the modem driver is using the disc that came from the manufacturer. Often, you can download the latest driver for the modem at the manufacturer's website.


1. Attach the modem to your computer. For USB modems, this is a simple matter of connecting one end of the cable to the modem and the other end to a USB port on your computer. For an internal modem, follow the directions from the manufacturer for proper installation.

2. Place the driver disc in the appropriate drive. Most modern drivers come on CDs, although some may still be on floppy disk. Wait to see if the install program begins automatically. If so, follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup. If not, proceed to Step 3.

3. Click on "Start" on your desktop and choose "Control Panel" from the options given.

4. Choose "Phone and Modem Options" from the Control Panel screen.

5. Click on the "Modems" tab at the top of the screen.

6. Click the "Add" button to take you to the next screen.

7. Click "Next" on the next screen to open the window. If Windows XP detects a Plug and Play modem, it will automatically install the drivers needed. If not, click on "Next" to move to the next screen.

8. Click on the "Have Disk" button on the screen. A new window will open asking you to point the wizard to the location where the drivers are located. Click "Next" after you have done this.

9. Allow the system to install the modem drivers. Reboot your system, if prompted. Your modem is now ready to use.

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