Driver Problem for Compaq Armada E500 Running Windows 7 Ultimate
OK. This may sound strange, but I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) on a 650 MHz Pentium 3 Compaq Armada E500 with 512 MB RAM. Well, actually "Tiny" 7. I installed it and then purchased a genuine key and activated it. It installed with all but 4 drivers: ESS Maestro2E MPU 401, ethernet controller, PCI Serial Port (both I think are the modem [dial-up and ethernet]), and an "unknown" device. I tried getting the drivers from Windows update by running updates, but that didn't work. Then I tried going onto Compaq's website but all of those drivers are for Windows XP or lower OS's. Next, I tried "Driver Detective" and purchased a driver CD that it recommended and that didn't work. What else can I do? Are there any generic drivers that would work? Is there some part of Microsoft's website that I can go to to install drivers manually? I really would like to get Windows 7 running properly on this computer because it is actually quite fast with it. But, I can't get it to run properly without the drivers. Please help.