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Windows 7: Source of up-to-date drivers

21 Dec 2008   #1
baarod

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Source of up-to-date drivers

Even though Windows Update may fail to find them many newer drivers for Windows 7 are available for manual download at the Microsoft Update Catalog website if you manually search for them. You'll need to use IE to use the site. I found WDDM 1.1 drivers for my Intel G33 graphics that were newer than what I could find anywhere else. Go to Microsoft Update Catalog to search.


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21 Dec 2008   #2
johngalt

 

I am trying to download the recommended drivers from there but I keep getting errors, and it is extremely slow.....
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21 Dec 2008   #3
baarod

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

It's preliminary, yes. But I can't find WDDM 1.1 drivers *anywhere* else!
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23 Dec 2008   #4
johngalt

 

Neither can I _ however, with nVidia drivers, they are the *exact* same drivers (albeit a bit older) as they have previously released - so I don't feel uncomfortable using nVidia drivers directly from nVidia. If previous drivers for Vista are working in W7, then it can be *assumed* that later ones will as well....
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24 Dec 2008   #5
baarod

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

WDDM 1.1 drivers have numerous advantages over WDDM1.0 so this is why I'm looking for them specifically: Microsoft Windows 7 Next-Gen Graphics - DWM and WDDM 1.1 - OS, Software & Networking by ExtremeTech
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24 Dec 2008   #6
johngalt

 

Yeah - but I take it on faith that nVidia drivers (and my mobo and video cards are both (all 3) based on nVidia chips, so....

I am in a good spot right now
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29 Dec 2008   #7
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Even though Windows Update may fail to find them many newer drivers for Windows 7 are available for manual download at the Microsoft Update Catalog website if you manually search for them. You'll need to use IE to use the site. I found WDDM 1.1 drivers for my Intel G33 graphics that were newer than what I could find anywhere else. Go to Microsoft Update Catalog to search.

Thanks baarod,

Norm
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