Drivers after downgrade

By Qmo ·

i recently had to downgrade my dell vostro 1540. it came pre installed with windows 7. this laptop was purchased specially to work with a piece of equipment. the problem arose when i realised that the equipments datalogger/application would not work on a windows 7 platform, only xp and older. i then proceeded to downgrade to windows xp not knowing that finding drivers for the OS on a dell vostro 1540 would be an absolute nightmare.

can someone kindly point me to where i can find network/ethernet controllers and wireless LAN driver for a dell vostro 1540 which was downgraded from windows 7 to XP. i have tried every driver i could find to no avail. i need more than just the ethernet controller but thats specifically what i need most in order to connect to our network, also because the equipment uses the ethernet port for interfacing with the computer.

the ethernet controller device instance ID is: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_05261028&REV_06\4&DBAB9B0&0&00E2

and the network controller instance ID is: PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_00121028&REV_01\4&1D521A10&0&00E1

please help!!!

very desperate.


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