Windows 2003 Driver for Compaq NC6000 laptop
Today i tried to install Windows Server 2003 on Compaq NC6000. What a miserable failure!
the OS installed fine but the most crucial drivers were not avaialble for the same. Namely, network etc. this means that i can't connect to internet or to my LAN. this sucks big time!!
reaching to the instant support, i was informed that NC6000 doesn't support Windows Server 2003.. what crap! how can a generic hardware of a laptop not support?
essentially, i have come to the conclusion that HP/ Compaq doesn't want us to install Windows Server 2003 on NC6000. Is this right?
Fact is notebooks with price tag less then 35-40 are not ready for upgrade OS.
Now if you are purchasing new you should look for Vista ready Logo.
Below are good ones, but little costly.
Fujitsu's E8210 http://www.pc-ap.fujitsu.com/products/lb_e8210_specs.html
Acer's TravelMate 8204WLMi http://www.acer.com.sg/products/travelmate8200/psp_travelmate8200.asp