dell 8300n nic drivers windows 2008

hi I have an old 32bit dell 8300n that I still use and can install the following 32bit os:

- xp
- win 7
- win 2003
- win 2008

normally when I install the os for 'xp/win7' I install the drivers from my resources dell drivers cd successfully.
however when I attempt to install the 'nic drivers' on win 2008 standard 32bit it states that the os is the issue, so I am assuming I need compatable nic drivers.

question 1.  can anyone provide me with the exact url link so that I can hopefully get download these drivers  ?
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andreasSystem AdminCommented:
I'm not sure if dell itself will provide fitting drivers anymore. Your only chance is to find out which chips are integrated on the mainboard and go to the manufacturers of the chips (e.g. LAN, or SATA) and download the drivers from there.

As a starting point you can do a google search with the device and manufacturer ID which can be found in the device manager and the windows version you want drivers for.

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Sajid Shaik MSystem AdminCommented:
when you install windows 7 check the driver lan card brand model and version.. then find the latest drivers to that model...

otherwise just purchase another lan which is cheaper ,,,  and install

all the best
mikey250Author Commented:
I just realised I already have a 3rd party nic in place 905c type.

I was mistaken I was referring to the the following:

- intel chip v5.00.1012 - that I am supposed to install as per the standard drivers like I would if using xp or presumably win 7.
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mikey250Author Commented:
unless I don't need it.
mikey250Author Commented:
yes I have those nic drivers already on my dell resources/drivers disc that came with the pc:


although the drivers on the website for download is:

you can look in the xp setup what lan it is - then google for drivers for it for win2008
you can also unpack the driver with 7-zip or such, and look in the inf file what it is
mikey250Author Commented:
what do you mean the xp setup what lan it is  ?
>>  normally when I install the os for 'xp/win7' I install the drivers from my resources dell drivers cd successfully  <<  then you can look it up in device manager
mikey250Author Commented:
oh yes that is what I did from my disc but it only shows it as:


 although the drivers on the website for download is:

not from your cd - from the xp install on disk
mikey250Author Commented:
sound advice. even though I still have not located any chipset drivers for my dell p4, 8300n model yet.
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