Force Windows Update install

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by apu95, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. apu95

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    So I checked WU this morning and noticed that there was an optional update for my Intel 915 graphics card. I figured I'd install it, in the very vague hope that Intel actually wrote a WDDM driver (which they should, since the 915 fully supports all of Aero Glass' requirements). It tried installing, and it said that the install failed.

    The error code given seems to indicate that the driver in my system is more recent than the one available. The weird thing is that I checked the publishing date of the update, and it's February 8, 2007. I checked the date of my current driver, and it's August 8, 2006. I highly doubt that the driver available in WU is older than the one installed in my system. So yeah, I wouldn't mind trying to install that driver and checking it out.

    Is there any way that I can force the install? Or try to prevent the automatic installation of the current one? (I tried uninstalling my current driver, but upon reboot it would just reinstall it before I could run WU)

    Thanks :)
    Apu
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Maybe try goig to device manager and actually installing whatever driver was on there before the one you currently also installed.

    Having a similar thing with my NVIDIA at the moment too, there is an update on there but I know its an older one so I haven't bothered to install it.
     
  3. apu95

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    Yeah, I tried doing that. I told it to search online for updated drivers, and it keeps saying that I have the most recent one. I didn't really install the one I have now, Vista just loaded it up when it detected all the hardware...

    I'm curious if there's a way to download the actual update in a file, and then unpacking it...
     
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  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Is there any PID associated with the update, similar to KB#'s for Windows Updates?
     
  5. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    i've noticed the same thing. sometimes the published date on the windows update is wrong or something, if you check the versions in device manager and check the offical site at Intel it might be that you have the more recent version. happend to me with nforce ones (just before the recent ones released)