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Windows 7: do i need the atheros driver installation program or can i uninstall


06 Sep 2011   #1

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do i need the atheros driver installation program or can i uninstall

do i need the atheros driver installation program or can i uninstall it?


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06 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Atheros is usually responsible for your WiFi device as a driver. Unless you have a wired internet, you need need it.
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06 Sep 2011   #3
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
Atheros is usually responsible for your WiFi device as a driver.
Wired and wireless actually. My motherboard has Atheros ethernet on it, no wireless.

Back to jturk's question. Is this a driver file you downloaded or showing in Programs and Features? If a downloaded file it is safe to delete.If it is showing in Programs and features, leave it alone unless you don't want any internet connectivity.
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06 Sep 2011   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
leave it alone unless you don't want any internet connectivity.

That would be the best.

Technically you don't need the 'app', just the driver - so if you're comfortable extracting the driver from .the .exe and manually installing it via device manager, you could remove the 'app'.

However, unless it's causing an issue, it's probably easier overall to simply leave it alone.
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08 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
If it is showing in Programs and features, leave it alone unless you don't want any internet connectivity.
Absolutely. If it appears in this list, removing it will also remove the driver.
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