Sunday, March 8, 2009

SIS 900 Windows XP driver works on Windows 7.

I have installed Windows 7 on my P4 machine. Using P4S-800MX SE Asus motherboard, Everything works fine except for SIS 900 built-in network adapter.
Since there's no SIS 900 driver for Vista and Windows 7, I decided to try SIS 900 for Windows XP driver which I download from SIS website. Surprisingly it works.
So, I believe if somehow something didn't work on your Windows 7 due to driver availability, you can always try the previous version. It worth trying it.


To download Windows XP driver for SiS 900 Network adapter , go to:
http://www.sis.com/download/

Step 1, choose Windows XP
Step 2, choose Network Driver
Step 3, choose SiS 900 Integrated SiS LAN. Click Go button and proceed to download the driver.

 To install the driver:
- Extract SiS 900  Windows XP driver
- Go to Device Manager
- Right click the "unknown ethernet adapter" and choose Update Driver
- Select "Browse My Computer" and locate the extracted SiS 900 Windows XP driver.

18 comments:

marimorimo said...

Unfortunately, I wasn't so lucky.. I tried installing all the available XP and Vista drivers for my Asus P5S-MX SE motherboard with integrated ethernet to no avail... :sigh: It seems SiS really does have issues with other operating systems. It also refuses to work in my Ubuntu install.

Anonymous said...

The XP driver worked for my install of Windows 7 RC1. Additionally for the Sis7102 audio also which was not recognized by the Windows 7.

Anonymous said...

Automatic update will update the driver after using the XP version to get up and running.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the info, i have a p4s800d, i just looking for this after install my "spanish version" of W7 bye!,

Anonymous said...

If you go to the Windows Update Catalog at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=8973 (requires IE) and search for SiS 900 you will get a list which includes version 2.0.1039.1210 for Windows 7. It actually appears 4 times in the list due to different languages and x86/x64 versions, but the descriptions are the same. Just add them all to your download basket. They are small, so you can download all 4 in a minute. After they are downloaded, look at the filenames and you will be able to find the one you need. Each driver will be in a cab file which you can easily extract using any archiver (or just plain Windows Explorer).

Anonymous said...

Windows 7 is telling me they're unsigned and it won't let me use them... because it's scared it's going to get hurt. damn baby. even though i got them from the windows update page... Thats pretty sketchy, any ideas?

Anonymous said...

Anon - Comment about Windows Update Catalog -- TY. Outstanding answer.

Anonymous said...

***** well well well, thanks for the info it worked for me, wow something so simple to think of too and i never...lol, thanks again :) *****

Warren Stuart said...

Thanks

Stuart said...

What a site to find!! Thanks to all of you posts, I can now get my newly updated to Windows 7 PC back on line. The tip about using an XP version of the SIS 900 drivers worked a treat. Thanks all.

Anonymous said...

Thanks!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hello I have the clone asrock but no find drivers for windows 7. The drivers need is ethernet controller and vga controller

Anonymous said...

the os is original is windows 7 home edition thanks

Anonymous said...

If you download the latest driver v 1.19 from the website of Sis install this driver reboot and it works :)

Anonymous said...

thanks

Anonymous said...

i tried this solution using 1.19 but W7 told me "unable to find the specified line in the INF file"...

Anonymous said...

Maybe because Win7 is actually WinXP with extreme makeover...so the base code is still XP...unlike vista...who knows..

Anonymous said...

XP drivers worked for me too. Thanks for the tip. Win7 then downloaded the sound card drivers as well. Everything working now.

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