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#1 lisbon

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 11:56 AM

Well when i installed windows 7 7100 i didn't format the harddirve so when it was done it still had a lot of things i used to have in windows xp like windows.old, and hardware driver. But it didn't have anything else, but for some reason my linkys wireless g usb adapter works WITHOUT installing the software? and then i notices that my router works without installing the software too. So my question is did it leave the driver or the installations some how or is it just a super OS that could just detect and use?

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 09:40 PM

It's a wonderful OS, isn't it? :huh:
Don't mind me, I'm just lurking.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:55 PM

Windows has a new default driver database. Your components may operate with the default drivers but you should install the manufactures specific drivers when (and if) they become available.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 01:34 PM

Good ideas all around. When I need to search for a driver, the honestly simplest way is to put "Product Name + driver" into Live Search and get them that way.

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