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Installation Procedure


Before you install the P-Series hardware, you should install the software drivers. This is so that Windows does not recognise the hardware and install it's own drivers that do not work with the P-Series hardware.

Once you have installed the P-Series drivers, you should power down and insert the hardware, then re-start your PC.

As Windows re-starts, you should see the "New hardware Wizard" detect the hardware and may be prompted for the Windows disks, just follow the on-screen instructions. At the end of this process, you should be asked to re-boot the machine. If Windows boots straight to the normal desktop, and you have not been instructed to re-boot your PC, you should do so now.

Once you have re-booted the PC, you can check the PC-Card adapter is installed correctly by double clicking on the "PC-Card (PCMCIA)" icon in the control panel (not Windows 2000). The number of PC-Card slots you have should be displayed, you should then be able to insert a PC-Card and information about the card should be displayed in this dialog box. In Windows 2000, Windows Me and Windows 9x, when you insert a PC-Card, an icon should appear next to the clock in the task bar, you can double click on this icon to see the same details about the PC-Card etc.
(See also our FAQ on "Verifying installation of the driver software in Windows 2000 and XP.")