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Windows 2003 driver and use it for XP SP3

 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:10 am    Post subject: Windows 2003 driver and use it for XP SP3 Reply with quote

I am only able to find drivers for Windows 2003 x86 for a SATA software raid controller. The manufacture does not have XP download. Is it possible to install the 2003 driver to XP SP3? Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unlikely, but you could try them. If you know the chipset of the SATA controller it may be possible to find another driver for the same chipset.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Intel ICH10R or Intel Ibex Peak chipsets. But it seems Intel also have 2003 or 2008 drivers only. I don't need raid function. There are unknown device in the device list (for this sata controller) and I just want to make them go away by installing drivers.



Would this be a good idea to install?

http://alter.org.ua/en/soft/win/uni_ata/
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Server 2003 used the same underlying architecture as XP so theres a good chance it will work
As to those universal drivers - I've never seen them before. but they predate the ICH10, so I'd guess not


Is this for that Dell Server you were trying to put WinNT4 on?

That would have come preloaded with an operating system and the licence for it. Or you could put a modern OS such as Linux on it with a lot less hassle over drivers
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it was. I ended up getting another server that is able to take NT4 with some modification. Runs perfectly now with NT4. The Dell server did not come with any server OS. Instead of collecting dust, we are going to use the Dell server as a fax communication server for only 8 people in this dept so XP should be fine. I believe XP can service up to 10 conncurrent connection.
The fax communication software runs on 2000/XP/2003.

Thanks. I will load the 2003 driver and see what happen. Worst case I will run a system restore right before the install.


Have a nice weekend!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats going to be overkill with that hardware....

make sure you get a PCI-E modem - there are no PCI slots in that machine

but as to what OS you use - XP is theoretically capable of running as a server, but its not optimised as such - and in reality its usually slow and clunky because it has problems with handling multiple clients. More than four or five is heading for eventual problems

if this was mine, I'd install one of the free Linux server versions which included Hylafax, run that as a server with a Hylafax Windows client on each machine

http://www.hylafax.org/content/Main_Page
http://www.ubuntu.com/
http://www.debian.org/
http://www.hylafax.org/content/Client_Software
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks JonS. Linux and Hylafax looks like a very good idea.
I am going to try them out this weekend.


Many thanks.
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