I have got a windows cd and installed windows. I used the windows cd that came with my parents Dell computer because mine did not come with one. It installed fine, but it does not recognize my model number, just that it is a portable pc. I cannot connect to the internet. I went to device manager and saw that the drivers to my: base system device, ethernet controller, multimedia audio controller, network controller, pci modem, video controller are all not installed. I need to install these drivers but the computer does not find them. I tried using the recovery cd but it says that it is not made for my computer (which it is). Kind of stuck on how to install my drivers for this hardware.
Thanks for your replies.