2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 21, 2015 1:49 PM by isidroco

    Haswell 4400 no XP/2003 driver... INCREDIBLE!!!

    IBIT.ZEE

      Haswell 4400 no XP/2003 driver... INCREDIBLE!!!

       

      Hi...

       

      I've recently been contacted for the upgrade of several computers in a small company (~20 PSs)

       

      After surveying the market I decided for Upgrade the core PCs with a new Board+CPU+Memory

      I've decided for boards with Intel H81M chipset, Intel CPU i3 for the Workstations and i7 CPU to the 3 Servers...

       

      Bought the material, replaced the old material... updated the drivers ---> THEN... ---> BIG PROBLEM...

      no Windows XP or Windows 2003 drivers for  the graphics card... ?What... can't be true

      I can't believe this fault from intel... this 2 Operating Systems still have millions of users...

       

      There is no possibility of upgrading to Windows 7 ou 8 at this time... and no Will too... the installed OS's do the

      job OK... and the users are happy with them...

       

      Scanned the internet for some solution for this problem... but again...

      I CAN'T BELIEVE INTEL HAS NOT DONE DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS XP/2003 (NT5x)...

       

      Please someone point me to a solution... I dont want to buy 20 vga's just because of the driver issue...

       

      Thanx

        • 1. Re: Haswell 4400 no XP/2003 driver... INCREDIBLE!!!

          Hi IBIT.ZEE,

           

          I completely understand your situation but let me help you.

           

          Please be aware that the XP Operating System has been in the market for the last 12 years now and the support of it is ending. The graphics controller you just got is one of the latest ones from Intel® and it has been designed for newer Operating Systems.

           

          You can check the Graphics controller support here:

          http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-034343.htm?wapkw=cs-034343

           

          Here you will find some information from Microsoft about XP Operating System.

          http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/end-support-help

          • 2. Re: Haswell 4400 no XP/2003 driver... INCREDIBLE!!!
            isidroco

            I don't think that support ending justify the lack of drivers, there are a lot of situations (ie: dualboot, old software or using a known solid OS) where OS migration is NOT desirable, but new hardware is, so intel as a manufacturer should provide drivers for it's hardware. There are millions of happy XP users which are forced to migrate and reinstall everything, sometimes loosing support for other old but useful hardware like scanners, or specialized I/O cards. People will end up with windows 7 not because they choose but because you force them to do that, and might migrate to AMD (which supports XP and their philosophy is less pushy). It's not hard for Intel to release XP drivers for their hardware and it will help to avoid angry customers like us.

            Same with USB3 drivers, 3rd party chips (ASMEDIA) do work with XP, intel doesn't...