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Manufacturer-Supplied Drivers


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#1 new_girl

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 02:35 AM

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Manufacturer-Supplied Drivers
To install a manufacturer-supplied driver, follow these steps:

In Control Panel, double-click Add New Hardware.
In Windows 95, click Next, click No, and then click Next.

In Windows 98, click Next, and then click Next again to search for plug and play devices. If the device you are installing is not found, click "No, the device isn't in the list," click Next, click "No, I want to select the hardware from a list," and then click Next.

NOTE: If Windows 98 finds your hardware when it searches for plug and play devices, click "Yes, the device is in the list," click the device in the list, click Next, and then click Finish. You do not have to provide a manufacturer-supplied driver.
Click the type of hardware for which you are installing the driver, and then click Next.
Click Have Disk.
Type the path for the driver you are installing and click OK, or click Browse and locate the driver. You must type the path for or locate the Oemsetup.inf file from the manufacturer.
In the dialog box listing the .inf file, click OK. Click OK to continue.
Click the correct driver and then click OK.
Click Finish

for more information please follow this link
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/142984
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 02:18 PM

Instead of going round the mulberry bush to install drivers, it would be a lot simpler to use the manufacturer supplied disk if you have one still sitting around. Pop in the disk, let it open, install.

OR check the manufacturer website if you don't have the disk. See if what you need is available as a download. If it is,
download, save the file, then open it and let it run.

Also, check Windows updates. Sometimes drivers for devices will be listed under the Hardware category. This is useful if you don't have a disk or cannot find the file to download.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:41 PM

The last place you want to load specialized drivers is from Microsoft
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:46 PM

I know, Garmanma. That should be used as a last ditch effort only if all else fails.

Thank you for pointing that out.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 11:39 PM

you both are right
thank you for your nice reply :thumbsup:
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