Some time ago I wanted to play all the old PC games from my childhood, such as Star Wars pod racer, Need for Speed 2 and all the other great games. So I searched for the box with the old CD-ROMs, placed the first best into my laptop’s DVD drive and had to recognize that it neither run on Windows 7 nor on Windows 8. Not even in compatibility mode.
But as I did not want to give up so fast, I picked out my old Windows XP CD and installed it parallel to Windows 7 on my Acer Aspire 5740G. Unfortunately, I was reminded that you may forget to play with the standard Windows graphics drivers after the initial boot into XP.
So I started to search for a suitable driver for my ATI HD 5470 card, which was compatible to Windows XP. And it really took me a huge amount of time. After I had read many times that there exists no officially Windows XP compatible driver, I finally found one on a server just before the end of the Internet…
And so you don’t have to look and curse for hours like me, I placed a copy of the driver on my server for you. (If the installation fails, then manually install the driver through the device manager – that’s for sure.)