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Installing Updated Drivers


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#1 tha nu guy

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:00 PM

First, & I have to ask this ; Who would download a driver update & NOT want to install it? In other words why is'nt there an embedded command that after I've downloaded the update ,unzips & automatically INSTALLS the update? Upon instruction I have failed to install the updates . I am definitely missing something here(other than a few brain cells). Help(In plain terms)would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:06 PM

That's more so a programming question. In general terms, it's a safety precaution for the user to select the correct installer so problems won't occur. I hope this answers your question.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:15 PM

What type of PC are we dealing with?

Where did you download the driver updates from?
Were you experiencing any trouble that lead you to downloading the updates?
What hardware were the driver updates downloaded for?

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:28 PM

Most people will reply if its not broke don't fix it. This is true, but at times driver updates can make systems more reliable, and less prone to crashes especially when installing service packs.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:35 PM

Who would download a driver update & NOT want to install it?

Some possibilities:

You could be downloading for someone else - I download large updates and put them on a flash drive for friends who are stuck on dialup.

You could be downloading drivers in readiness to install on another system once it is completed.

As a helper I download driver packages to check if they are legitimate and to read any documentation to see if they address enquirer's issues. I wouldn't want them to try to install on my system.
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Posted 02 May 2011 - 06:54 AM

Who would download a driver update & NOT want to install it?

Some possibilities:

You could be downloading for someone else - I download large updates and put them on a flash drive for friends who are stuck on dialup.

You could be downloading drivers in readiness to install on another system once it is completed.

EXACTLY.

Also, drivers should NEVER be updated unless there is a specific need or reason to do so. I can't begin to tell you how many problems on support forums are the cause of unnecessary driver "updates".




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