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New Driver And Codecs: Where Should I Stick It?


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#1 Rob8UrChips

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 08:35 AM

Hi Folks,

I'm on Windows 2000 Pro and found an update for the AC'97 graphics card, but don't know where it goes after it's downloaded to my desktop.

I reckon the Device Manager/Wizard thingy will help with relating the upgrade to the card, but I need help with what to do with it once it's downloaded onto the desktop screen. Should the download be transferred to a folder somewhere? Or do I just get the Manager/Wizard thingy to install, then I delete the download?

Same applies to a bunch of codecs I found from Kpac. Once they're downloaded, I don't know what to do with them or where they should reside (if anywhere).

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 10:34 AM

Totally depends on the type of file you downloaded. If it's an executable installer you should just run that and it should take care of itself automatically. If it's a folder, then go through the Add/Remove hardware dialog in Control Panel (or from Device Manager) and browse to the folder when you get to the "Have Disk" button.

If it's a zipped/compressed file, unzip it and see what you have.
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Posted 21 September 2007 - 01:10 AM

Thanks for replying arcman, and sorry for my delay in acknowledging you.

The AC'97 update wasn't the right one. After installing it I couldn't bootup. It took me ages to get over the panic, and eventually find a way get rid of it using Safe Mode. So, I'm back to 'square one'. Which is a shame, 'cos I really need to find the right download as the damned thing has been playing my audio too fast for over a year now.

In my, so far, futile attempts to find a suitable update, I found the Intel Download Centre which recommends two upgrade subjects for my chipset 82801AA using Windows 2000: namely an Application Accelerator, and a Chipset Software Installation Utility - with 6 downloads available for each.

Can some kind person tell me if I need to download all 12 items, starting from the earliest version and, if so, do I need to reboot the computer after each download is installed?
Or do I download only the latest version of each?


As far as I know none of these have previously been installed on this second-hand computer, but don't know how to interrogate my system to check.

The downloads for the Application Accelerator are here:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_res...mp;submit=Go%21

And the downloads for the other thing are here:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_res...mp;submit=Go%21

Any other advice would be gratefully received.

On the AC'97 driver update and proper usage/installation of the Kpac codecs, I reckon I'll have to return to this thread a little later once I figure out where I can find an AC'97 update, and figure out the right questions I need to ask (based also on arcman's kind advice). For all I know the damned update for the AC'97 might even be in the list of codecs from Kpac!!! :thumbsup:

Thanks folks.
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 01:33 PM

Have you read ant of this? http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/iaa/. Is there a reason for downloading the drivers?. Is Win 2K fully updated including service packs?
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 03:56 PM

It's OK Mark, I went ahead this morning and installed the Utility and the App. Accel. using one download for each, with no apparent problems appearing so far.

My reason for updating was merely the belief that being up-to-date would be good (told you I was stupid).

MS Auto Update is on, and as far as I know Win2K and SP4 is also up-to-date. But I'll go and check that just now whilst I have an Internet connection. Back in a few minutes....

EDIT: MS says I need SP1 of the .NET Framework 1.1 - but I think that's because I mistakenly installed .NET ages ago. I don't know what it's for and don't think I use it, so I've not bothered with the Service Pack update.

Edited by Rob8UrChips, 24 September 2007 - 04:11 PM.

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2. asking questions becomes dangerous when they're answered; and,
3. eating too many chips wont make you into a FAT32).




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