Windows XP Update

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dreamworks, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Hi guys ..

    Checked with the Microsoft Windows Update page and found a new driver available for downlaod. However, upon clicking install, a new page pops up and indicates the driver download innitiated. Instantly, it states fail. Tried couple of times and still the same result. Any idea why?
     
  2. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    What is the driver for? I would say for the most part don't download drivers from windows update and instead grab them from the hardware maker.
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I agree.
     
  4. how come? are they not good from windows update coz i usally select the driver updates
     
  5. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    nope the drivers from MS are usually crappy miminal drivers to make windows work.

    The generarally are old versions by 6-12 months too.

    Worst place to get drivers from.

    Get the latest fromthe hardware maker :D
     
  6. NetRyder

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    Not that they aren't good. They work fine. It's just that the ones you can get from the manufacturers' sites are generally more feature-complete and more recent.
     
  7. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Its actually written as below:-

    Via Technologies, Inc. - Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM)

    VIA Technologies Inc. - Sound - Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM)
    Download size: 85 KB, less than 1 minute
    VIA Technologies, Inc. multimedia software update released on September 01 2004.