HP Mini 110 3017tu and Vista

I have just bought a HP 110 Mini 3017tu that came with XP, and I wanted to upgrade it to Vista. To do this I blew away the old install and downloaded the Vista drivers from HP. Unfortunately, not all the drivers were there, and I was locked out of using the computer how I wanted.

The network driver is a RealTek RTL8101E, and this can be found here. The autoinstall program is probably the right one.

The WiFi driver is Ralink RT2860, and this can be downloaded from RaLink

With those tow installed, the computer will probably operate a heap better. The video drivers can be downloaded from Intel. It is an Intel GMA 3150, and can be downloaded here

With those bits of software things should be a heap better. One issue I had was installing the Service Packs so I could install .NET Framework 3.5. To do this I installed Vista, then the SP1 and SP2 download installs. Then I used LiveUpdate to install the framework.

7 comments on “HP Mini 110 3017tu and Vista
  1. Paul says:

    Hi Darryl,

    I stumbled across this page, needing to do exactly the same thing. Your instructions worked perfectly, thank you! There is one driver that I cannot seem to locate, it is for the ‘PCI Card’ (that the WiFi card slots into). As a result, I cannot use wifi.

    If you still have this computer, are you able to give me the name of this device (details in your device manager)?

    I look forward to your reply.

    Cheers, Paul.

  2. Paul says:

    Hi Darryl,

    I stumbled across this page, needing to do exactly the same thing. Your instructions worked perfectly, thank you! There is one driver that I cannot seem to locate, it is for the ‘PCI Card’ (that the WiFi card slots into). As a result, I cannot use wifi.

    If you still have this computer, are you able to give me the name of this device (details in your device manager)?

    I look forward to your reply.

    Cheers, Paul.

  3. Smith says:

    It is a Ralink Technology, Corp 802.11N Wireless Lan Card. Version 3.1.1.1 dated 26/5/2010, rt2860.sys I think. That should help a lot

    Darryl

  4. Paul says:

    Hello again Darryl,

    That was a super-quick response! I have successfully installed the driver for the Wireless Card. I am having trouble with the ‘PCI Device’, is that listed anywhere in your device manager?

    Thanks, Paul.

  5. Smith says:

    Ven 1814, dev 3090, subsys 30901814, rev 00 4&20975680&0&00e1, cc 028000 or 0280

    Hope this helps

  6. Paul says:

    I got the wifi working, thanks!

    There is still a pci device not recognised in the device manager, I have no idea what it is for!

    Cheers, Paul.

  7. Smith says:

    What is the ID?