I still remember, not long ago, when I needed to hunt down Windows 7 drivers for older machines. Now that almost all new Windows machines come with Windows 7, a lot of companies have stopped supporting Windows XP on new machines. We had just received some Dell Vostro 260 desktops, and the user had requested Windows XP on these computers. If you visit Dell’s support web site, however, there are no drivers for Windows XP.
I spent some time to find all the drivers for Windows XP. Here are the links:
Realtek PCIe GBE Network Adapter
Intel HD Graphics
These drivers are the latest ones as of 10/20/2011. There could be newer versions out by the time you read this. You might have to look for the updated version if these drivers do not work for you.
One reader has reported the link for video card driver is broken. That’s because there is an updated version. Just visit this link and select Windows XP to get the driver.