Drivers for Compaq Presario C742TU Laptop for Windows XP

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Compaq C742TU laptop comes with 1.6GHz Pentium Dual Core processor, 120GB Hard Drive, 1GB DDR2 RAM, 15.4" Widescreen Display, Integrated Intel Graphic, Built-in Webcam and so on. It comes pre installed with Windows Vista Home Premium. But if you have downgraded your OS, you would probably have trouble finding the drivers needed for your laptop. This is beacuse HP-Compaq  does not support Windows XP anymore. But we have solved the issue for you. For all drivers for C742TU laptop for Windows XP read along.

Kindly check the link to know more about Issues regarding downgrading to or installing Windows XP in HP-Compaq systems

Neither Zyxware Technologies, nor HP-Compaq can give you a guarantee that these drivers will work perfectly in your system. How ever, you may try installing these.

You can either click or copy the given link and paste them onto a new driver to download them.



Please click on the web link or copy the entire URL and paste it in a new window of Internet Explorer. Then open the link from there.

The URL above will take you to a non-HP Web site. HP does not control and is not responsible for information outside of the HP Web site.

Lan Drivers:Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC Driver

Intel Pro Wireless:

BroadCom Wireless:

Atheros wireless driver: Windows XP

Synaptics Touchpad  drivers:

HP Quick Launch Buttons

To install audio / modem drivers, first download and install Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) Bus Driver for High Definition Audio (sp32646):

Conexant High Definition Audio Driver

Conexant CX20549-12 Audio Driver for Microsoft Windows XP (sp36090.exe) (UAA Driver needed)

This will create a swsetup folder in C drive ("C:\swsetup\sp36090")

Installing this driver may result in an error. But continue with the following steps to get the audio driver installed correctly.

1. Click on Start and select Run. Now type devmgmt.msc and press enter.
2. Right click on "Audio device on High Definition Audio Bus" and click Update driver.
3. Select "Install from a list or specific location"
4. Click Next. Then select "Don't search, I will choose the driver to install"
5. Click Next and then select "Sound, video and game controller" from the list.
6. Click Next and then click Have Disk.
7. Click Browse C:\swsetup\sp36090 folder and select the .inf file and click open and Continue with the onscreen instructions.

Conexant CX20548 Modem Driver for Microsoft Windows XP (sp36089.exe) (UAA Driver needed)

Download and install Conexant modem driver (sp36089). This will give error message and also will create a folder C:\swsetup\sp36089 which contains extracted driver files.

The same method which is used for installing audio driver needs to be followed for modem.

Webcam Software Drivers

Download these files and save them for back up for future use. Incase you have any queries, feel free to contact us with your queries and suggestions.

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