I have installed XP SP2 which I intend to use offline so I can play games because my more uo-to-date OS can't play some games my older OS (XP) can play. However, I can't update the hardware on it. I tried going to Device Manager and updating the audio and other items in there but it doesn't want to work, I tried installing Lavalys Everest Home Edition to visit the relevant site for the hardware to update them but that gives me a BSoD (I nearly miss those!!), and I also tried using windows's own update but it says I need to update IE 7 because it encountered an error so it won't work on IE7, to which it also says I must upgrade to a later version of windows in order to update IE, which I am not doing on purpose because I want to play games the more modern OS won't allow to work... Going to download Everest again, it says to try another programme which is a successor to it. I don't want to try anything which will be only a trial and tell me I must pay; I want to have free home versions which is what Everest was, which I used.
I also use a good old CRT monitor instead of my laptop's screen; for whatever reason, it doesn't want to allow the monitor to work with it. How can I update the graphics and audio and get the monitor to work, as the minimum, so I can play my games enjoyably, please? (I have a connected mouse and keyboard which I use.)
It's a Samsung laptop and 64-bit. If I need to "upgrade" to SP3, then that is not a problem because I downloaded the SP3 executable ages ago and kept it - for possible reasons exactly as this!