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Yepp, you can do that! Its not XP who desides if you can or not, its your motherboard, if u have a free pci-slot you can install it.
Put in the pci device in the free slot, start your pc, xp will find it and ask if you want to install it. Now you have two choises
One: you let xp do all the installation
Two: you selec to install it your self via a cd where you have the drivers, you can also install it from drivers stored on your HDD,
After the installation dont forget to check device manager to see if there are yellow exclamation marks (!) next to the device.
Good luck to you
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Posted on Jan 30, 2009
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Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll through all of your devices
or for windows 7 click start right click on computer select properties in the left pane device manager scroll through all of your devices.
If you see a yellow question or exclamation mark ? ! or a red X you will need to update the drivers for this device right click select update driver/reinstall driver software.
If you can see your usb device but its not working scroll to Ports(Com&Ltd) right click to update driver
If you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
or you might have to download them
Rather doing a driver hunt which can take hours.
This might take some time being a freeware driver solution
Note: The Driver program will find all of your outdated drivers
This will automatically search for and find the correct driver you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point.
Click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated.
also at cnet
on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for
IE: Motherboard name sound drivers.
Place a tick in either windows software or all software box.
You might have to try a few times to get it right.
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 free driver program
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8 free drivers
Device Doctor is a freeware Windows application that scans your computer hardware and checks to see if there are new driver updates available for your devices. It also locates drivers for Unidentified Devices in the Windows Device Manager. This tool was designed to be very simple and easy to use
free program, paid update available
Hope this helps.
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