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25th July 2012, 09:10 AM #1
Acer Veriton M290 drivers for Windows XP
I'm struggling slightly with the drivers for this machine. It comes with Windows 7 and its a requirement that it runs XP instead. There are no XP drivers avalible on the Acer support site.
Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Desktop / Veriton / Veriton M290
I have located the drivers for the display, network card and motherboard. However I cannot seem to find the drivers for the onboard sound (listed as "Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus") or another device called "PCI Simple Communications Controler" (No it's not a modem).
Anyone got any ideas where I can get these drivers?
25th July 2012, 10:51 AM #2
I'm guessing after looking at the Acer drivers page that the Audio Device is a Realtek one. Realtek are fairly good at supplying XP drivers even if OEMs don't so you might find a working driver here: Realtek Software: Drivers & Utilities. Chances are however if that's not the right driver, there's bound to be one somewhere on their site.
I'm also reasonably sure that the "PCI Simple Communications Controller" is a management controller, more specifically the Intel iAMT controller in which I was able to find a driver for that on Intel's website. I have a link for that one too: AMT: Intel® AMT Driver for Intel Desktop Boards . Compared to the version on the Acer site, this one's supposedly older (it says Latest though) but it's meant to work with XP also.
Last edited by Shielder; 25th July 2012 at 10:53 AM.
25th July 2012, 10:57 AM #3
I think you are correct. The audio did turn out to be a Realtek High Definition Audio chipset. Their one size fits all 32mb driver package installed ok. Likewise the other device does appear to be a Intel Management Engine device. I'm trying to load up a driver on it now but am being hampered slightly because it needs .NET 3.5 installed(!)
25th July 2012, 11:19 AM #4
I put v8 on of the Intel Management Engine drivers and it works fine.
1st October 2012, 12:19 PM #5
- Rep Power
Hello Geoff, Could you tell me the link for the drivers for the display, network card and motherboard.
1st October 2012, 12:32 PM #6
If you just install the Intel Chipset INF bundle that does the job regarding the mobo (apart from the above mentioned issues).
The graphics is the 'Intel HD Graphics' stuff.
The NIC is a realtek PCIe GigE onboard job
17th April 2013, 08:15 AM #7
Anyone know where I can download the NDIS driver for the NIC (Acer M290) using ghost. Tried the ones on the realtek website Geoff & doesn't seem to work.
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