First of all, if you just want to try this, but still be able to go back, you should copy your current hardware profile, to create a test profile. I guess you won't he able to select the new profile when Windows loads without an external keyboard, but i just wanted to mention it, in case you want to be on the safe side. I'm not going to cover that in detail, but here's a kb entry from microsoft that explains houw to do it - HOW TO: Set Up Hardware Profiles for Laptop Computers in Windows XP
Download the latest version (I used version 126.96.36.1990) from here - go for the exe file andsave it in a temporary folder (e.g. C:\Windows\Temp). Open a command prompt window (go to Start -> Run, type "cmd" and press [Enter]
infinst_autol.exe -A -A
Double click the device entry, select the Drivers tab - note the 6.x driver version:
Proceed to update the drivers for the other devices, following the same steps:
- Intel(R) 82801 PCI Bridge - 2448
- Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM PCI Express Root Port - 2660
- Intel(R) 82801FBM LPC Interface Controller - 2641
- Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller - 2950
Universal Serial Bus controllers
- Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2658
- Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2659
- Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 265A
- Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 265B
- Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 2658
Note: If theHardware Update Wizard presents multiple driver choices, make sure that you select the driver name that you started to update in the first place.
Note: Most of all the new drives will be version 8.x, but some will be 6.x or 7.x, but that's just fine as Intel doesn't provide update for all drivers in the same package - but they will be definitely newer than the ones you had pre-installed.
Let me know if you have any problems when or after updating the drivers.