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Looking for Network Controller Driver for Windows XP

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July 24, 2013 10:47:49 AM

Can anyone send me a network controller driver? My computer is old and I cannot find my installation disc.

I need: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1043&SUBSYS_25278086

I found some online but there are so many advertisements attached, I can't seem to get to the driver application.

Thank you.

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July 24, 2013 10:58:35 AM

List your PC specs along with the network card make/model if possible. Normally you can go to the PC manufacturer's web site, find the make/model of your computer, and download the drivers for free. If you purchased the network card seperately, you will need to go to the card manufacturer's site to get the drivers.
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July 24, 2013 11:00:59 AM

you could use an application like Everest to see the exact brand and model of your network card, so you can go to its website and download the appropriate driver
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July 24, 2013 11:17:03 AM

Hawkeye22 said:
List your PC specs along with the network card make/model if possible. Normally you can go to the PC manufacturer's web site, find the make/model of your computer, and download the drivers for free. If you purchased the network card seperately, you will need to go to the card manufacturer's site to get the drivers.


Thank you for your prompt reply. I am a novice and I hope I am providing you with the correct information that you requested. I have a Gateway and the specs are as follows:

PC
Gateway
Tablet PC Edition 2005
Windows XP
INTEL ® Pentium® M processor
1400MHz, 1.00 GB RAM


Network Connection Properties
PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Device Type: Network adapters
Manufacturer: Intel
Location: PCI bus 2, device 8, function 0

Please let me know if this is wat you asked for. In the meantime, I will check the gateway site.

Thank you

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July 24, 2013 11:18:59 AM

It's an Intel NIC, go to the Intel website and get the driver. You can use the auto detect feature there to identify and offer up the appropriate driver.
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July 24, 2013 11:35:59 AM

As stated, this is an intel controller. You should be able to get it direct from Intel's web site or from Gateway's web site. intel will probably have the newest driver where as gateway may have an older driver. Either should work.
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July 24, 2013 12:23:11 PM

FYI Note: Nvidia already removed support for XP from its drivers, and most places don't have any newer or even keep the XP drivers on their website anymore (like when they dropped W2000, W98, etc.) because XP is no longer supported. So if Intel's autoscan doesn't help, you may just have unsupported hardware and need to replace it with a modern Tablet.
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July 25, 2013 4:52:23 AM

Tom Tancredi said:
FYI Note: Nvidia already removed support for XP from its drivers, and most places don't have any newer or even keep the XP drivers on their website anymore (like when they dropped W2000, W98, etc.) because XP is no longer supported. So if Intel's autoscan doesn't help, you may just have unsupported hardware and need to replace it with a modern Tablet.


Odd considering microsoft will officially support XP until April of 2014.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/products/lif...
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July 25, 2013 8:12:52 AM

Hawkeye22 said:
Tom Tancredi said:
FYI Note: Nvidia already removed support for XP from its drivers, and most places don't have any newer or even keep the XP drivers on their website anymore (like when they dropped W2000, W98, etc.) because XP is no longer supported. So if Intel's autoscan doesn't help, you may just have unsupported hardware and need to replace it with a modern Tablet.


Odd considering microsoft will officially support XP until April of 2014.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/products/lif...


Incorrect, read that page a little closer "End of mainstream support April 14, 2009" . You consumers are 'mainstream' , the part your trying to justified is called extended support. Extended support is for Corporatation that will PAY Microsoft on a Per Project Basis for Extended support to resolve a specific issue. A Project Basis Costs start at $15K per Incident call, and can easily cost $500K or more, but for say CitiCorp Bank Transfers Division that processes $50B a day, spending $1M or such for a patch to meet new SOX standards is nothing for what it supports.

If you look the 'supported operating systems' listed in the NVidia drivers for example you WON'T find XP .
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July 25, 2013 8:45:41 AM

Tom Tancredi said:
Hawkeye22 said:
Tom Tancredi said:
FYI Note: Nvidia already removed support for XP from its drivers, and most places don't have any newer or even keep the XP drivers on their website anymore (like when they dropped W2000, W98, etc.) because XP is no longer supported. So if Intel's autoscan doesn't help, you may just have unsupported hardware and need to replace it with a modern Tablet.


Odd considering microsoft will officially support XP until April of 2014.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/products/lif...


Incorrect, read that page a little closer "End of mainstream support April 14, 2009" . You consumers are 'mainstream' , the part your trying to justified is called extended support. Extended support is for Corporatation that will PAY Microsoft on a Per Project Basis for Extended support to resolve a specific issue. A Project Basis Costs start at $15K per Incident call, and can easily cost $500K or more, but for say CitiCorp Bank Transfers Division that processes $50B a day, spending $1M or such for a patch to meet new SOX standards is nothing for what it supports.

If you look the 'supported operating systems' listed in the NVidia drivers for example you WON'T find XP .


Wrong. The latest drivers from NVidia ARE supported in XP (http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/63459). Heck, even the latest BETA drivers are for XP (http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/64409). Back on topic, Intel does have XP drivers available for their older NICs.
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July 25, 2013 12:29:49 PM

ex_bubblehead said:
Tom Tancredi said:
Hawkeye22 said:
Tom Tancredi said:
FYI Note: Nvidia already removed support for XP from its drivers, and most places don't have any newer or even keep the XP drivers on their website anymore (like when they dropped W2000, W98, etc.) because XP is no longer supported. So if Intel's autoscan doesn't help, you may just have unsupported hardware and need to replace it with a modern Tablet.



http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/endofsupport.asp...

Odd considering microsoft will officially support XP until April of 2014.



Incorrect, read that page a little closer "End of mainstream support April 14, 2009" . You consumers are 'mainstream' , the part your trying to justified is called extended support. Extended support is for Corporatation that will PAY Microsoft on a Per Project Basis for Extended support to resolve a specific issue. A Project Basis Costs start at $15K per Incident call, and can easily cost $500K or more, but for say CitiCorp Bank Transfers Division that processes $50B a day, spending $1M or such for a patch to meet new SOX standards is nothing for what it supports.

If you look the 'supported operating systems' listed in the NVidia drivers for example you WON'T find XP .


Wrong. The latest drivers from NVidia ARE supported in XP (http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/63459). Heck, even the latest BETA drivers are for XP (http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/64409). Back on topic, Intel does have XP drivers available for their older NICs.


I understand that nvidia no longer has xp drivers. We still receive secuirty updates. Anyhow, microsoft doesn't do a good job of distinguishing between mainstream and extended.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/endofsupport.asp...
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July 25, 2013 3:46:26 PM

Actually it does under the Why "Microsoft Business and Developer products, including Windows and Office products, receive a minimum of 10 years of support (5 years Mainstream Support and 5 years Extended Support)," See it doesn't say Microsoft CONSUMER products, and then under the How "Enterprise Customers...Small to Medium Business" are the only two groups supported. No 'Home User, Student, etc.'.
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July 25, 2013 8:22:41 PM

It's an Intel NIC, go to the Intel website and get the driver
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