It looks like the 1st link under the driver download section is lacking the XP driver. It's for windows 2000. Download the 2nd file named Epson Scan 2.7u. Then run the setup. It looks like that has the XP driver.
HiAlford 10, I ended up downloading the driver from Epson Singapore as the australia download would not work even in the combinations you suggested. Thank you very much for your assistance and help Working fine now