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Windows 7: SiS 900-based PCI-Fast ethernet driver source needed?

27 Sep 2009   #1
skygodtj

Windows7 64bit Upgrade clean install.
 
 
SiS 900-based PCI-Fast ethernet driver source needed?

I'm actually running 7 RC(7100) on my kids ECS 661FX-M7 mobo, and decided to run the 7 Advisor.. it came back with "Go to the mfgr website to d/l the latest driver.." for the SiS 900-based PCI-Fast Ethernet, and also should update the RealTek AC'97 audio driver. As I already have 7 running ok on this, what should I do about these recommendations?

Thanks, TJ


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27 Sep 2009   #2
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skygodtj View Post
I'm actually running 7 RC(7100) on my kids ECS 661FX-M7 mobo, and decided to run the 7 Advisor.. it came back with "Go to the mfgr website to d/l the latest driver.." for the SiS 900-based PCI-Fast Ethernet, and also should update the RealTek AC'97 audio driver. As I already have 7 running ok on this, what should I do about these recommendations?

Thanks, TJ
If everything works? Don't touch it!

greetz
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27 Sep 2009   #3
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

haha, as Squonksc said, you can leave it as it is, OR if its really bugging you, have a search with windows updates, if its really neccisary, it will pull a driver up for it.
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28 Sep 2009   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As already stated, ignore it. Considering how old the SiS900 is (6-7 years old, if not older), consider yourself lucky that it has built-in Windows 7 support (also has built-in Vista support). The last driver update for it is for XP from mid 2006, so unless they sneak something in through WU I doubt it will ever see a Windows 7 driver released.

P.S. Here is the SiS download page,

http://www.sis.com/download/download_step1.php
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28 Sep 2009   #5
skygodtj

Windows7 64bit Upgrade clean install.
 
 

Yeah, that's what I figured.. the Advisor recommended updating it, but there isnt one available. It's working under RC, I dont have to change it when I load the final version..
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28 Sep 2009   #6
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skygodtj View Post
Yeah, that's what I figured.. the Advisor recommended updating it, but there isnt one available. It's working under RC, I dont have to change it when I load the final version..
Maybe export the driver.
Some drivers that were present in the RC, have been taken out of the final.

Better safe than sorry.

greetz
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28 Sep 2009   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Found this,

SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter

From reading that if 7 doesn't install a driver for it out of the box, install the XP driver then hit Windows Update for a newer one.

P.S. x64 or x86? If all else fails Vista (only have 64 bit installed ATM) comes with the SiS900 driver, I can zip it and upload it, and you can give it a try.
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