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Windows 7: How to install

22 Aug 2012   #1

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 
How to install

Hi Folks,

my image shows the drivers I downloaded from my Laptop's manufacturers website.
How should they be installed?
1 clicking on the exe file or 2 using Device Manager.

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22 Aug 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I'd probably use the exe, but are you sure you need those drivers?

What doesn't work as it is, before the drivers are installed?

I'm generally not a fan of adding drivers if the current drivers work.
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22 Aug 2012   #3

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Everything seems OK at present.
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22 Aug 2012   #4

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Everything seems OK at present.
It's your call, but "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" comes to mind.


If you wanted to chance it, I would certainly make a System Restore point or maybe even an image before I took the plunge.
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22 Aug 2012   #5

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

I always image before doing anything, thanks.
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23 Aug 2012   #6

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

In many cases, all the .exe file does is expand itself into a directory.

What I generally do is then check the version of the drivers in the directory against the version already installed. IF it's newer, then I install it; if older or the same, I leave it alone.
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