This second part of article will be the continuation of intalling XP on your Acer laptop. In part 1, we have discussed on how to successfully get Windows XP installed. This part, we will discuss about installing the proper device drivers into it.
The following is the quote from a forum
These drivers are also compatible to Windows XP.
then select “VGA Driver Intel 18.104.22.16843”
then select “Audio Driver 22.214.171.12473”
Wireless Adapter Driver
then select “Wireless Lan Driver 802bg Broadcom Ver.126.96.36.199V4.0”
The following drivers of the Resource CD are compatible to windows XP: AHCI, Chipset, LAN, Touchpad, Card Reader and Modem.
Download the following drivers above and install them accordingly. You may use back the driver CD (designed for Vista only) provided along with your laptop for the list of device stated above for your Windows XP.
Note that official Wireless Adapter driver for Aspire 4310 from Acer website simply don’t work. One thing to note is that you will have problem installing your Wireless Adapter Driver. You will need to manually select the driver in the wizard. Before doing it, you can try using the installer that comes along it inside the download. (If you have successfully installed Wifi driver, the Wifi button on your keyboard will start blink-blink!!) Cheers~
Added helpful guide to install Wifi driver from a forum
I’ve been bugged with the broadcom 802.11g wlan driver problem for windows XP for sometime now and I just successfully installed a working wlan driver for my acer aspire 4310 running a windows XP OS.
Try downloading the wlan driver installer from here:
<click here for link>
Running the downloaded application will extract setup files for the wlan driver installer. You won’t necessarily need to install these things.
Before anything else, make sure that you have all previously installed wlan drivers uninstalled. Now, on the Device Manager, right-click on the Broadcom 802.11g Network Controller and select “Update Driver”. When prompted on what you want the wizard to do, choose “Install from a list or a specific location”. Next, tick on the “Dont search, I will choose the driver to install” radio button and click on next. Next, click on the “Have Disk” button. Again click on the Browse button and look for bcmwl5.inf from the extract directory of the wlan driver installer. Click on OK. I chose Broadcom 802.11a/b/g WLAN from the Network Adapter list displayed and clicked on Next. Ignore what message is displayed by clicking on the “Yes” button. From there, you should be all set.