Windows XP 32bit

Windows XP is a personal computer operating system produced by Microsoft as part of Windows NT family of operating systems. Development of XP began in the late 1990s as "Neptune", an operating system built on the Windows NT kernel which was intended specifically for mainstream consumer use—an updated version of Windows 2000 was also originally planned for the business market. However, in January 2000, both projects were shelved in favor of a single OS codenamed "Whistler", which would serve as a single OS platform for both consumer and business markets. The operating system was released to manufacturing on August 24, 2001, and generally released at for retail sale on October 25, 2001.

Windows XP was a major advance from the 9x versions of Microsoft Windows in security, stability and efficiency due to its Windows NT underpinnings. It introduced a significantly redesigned graphical user interface and was the first version of Windows to use product activation in an effort to reduce software piracy.January 2006, over 400 million copies of Windows XP were in use.

According to web analytics data generated by Net Applications, Windows XP was the most widely used operating system until August 2012, when Windows 7 overtook it. In January 2014, Net Application reported a market share of 29.23% while W3Schools reported a share of 11.0%.

Sales of Windows XP licenses to most OEMs ceased on June 30, 2008, although until October 22, 2011, Microsoft continued to provide OEM licenses for use on "ultra low-cost" devices such as netbooks to compete against those running Linux-based operating systems. Despite its succession by newer versions of Windows, use of XP (particularly in enterprise environments) remained widespread due to the poor reception of XP's direct successor, Windows Vista. Although Microsoft products typically only receive ten years of support per its lifecycle policy, and "Mainstream" support for XP ended on April 14, 2009, "Extended" support for XP will end on April 8, 2014, after which Microsoft will no longer provide any more security patches or support information for XP, unless customers have a paid, "Custom" support plan. The looming end of support has been cause for concern due to large contingents of XP users in several categories, including enterprise environments, automated teller machines, and in China.

Behringer UMC404HD Drivers

Behringer UMC404HD drivers are available on the company website, and this is always recommended to get the latest drivers. Below are links to drivers for various versions of Windows.

Huawei Ascend Y511 Drivers

The drivers to connect the Huawei Ascend Y511 to a Windows PC are below. These drivers can be used to flash the firmware to a stock ROM removing bloatware and unlocking more potential.

If you connect your Y511 without using the drivers, it will just charge your phone, or it may come up as a mass storage device so you can backup photos etc. So if you only want to do a backup or charge your phone don't install the drivers.

Card Bus USB 2.0 4 port PCMCIA PC Card Adapter Power

Due to the fact there were a lot of generic PCMCIA (PC CARD) to USB 2.0 devices on the market drivers can be a little hard to find. At the bottom of the page are a range of drivers you can try to install the adapter on an older operating system.

Intel 82371SB PCI to USB Universal Host Controller Driver

This driver for the Intel 82371SB PCI to USB Universal Host Controller Driver is required for many USB disk drive devices like the Iomega Zip drives and other devices. The driver does support up to Windows XP and Server 2003 but later operating systems should not need to have a driver installed as it is included. Install this driver with extreme caution as it is a base system driver. As always backup your data before installation.

Iomega Zip 100/250/750 Drivers (scsi/parallel/usb/ide)

Iomega Zip drives were the choice for expanded external storage in the 90’s and early 2000 because alternatives were 1.44MB floppy disks that were becoming a problem due to the nature of files and multimedia need much more space. CD writers were available at the time but were slow and un-reliable at times. Also Zip drives were much cheaper to purchase, however the disks for the Zip drivers were expensive compared to CDRW discs. Storage is 100MB, 250MB & 750MB hence the 3 models that have each number. New models are backwards compatible with smaller size disks.

X-KIM GPTL-00D Gamepad Driver

At the bottom of the page is the driver for the Windows compatible X-KIM GPTL-00D Gamepad. This USB gamepad is not recognized on some older Windows Operating Systems without the driver installation. Windows 8 & 10 should be able to pick it up.