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Windows 7: newer driver older?


19 Dec 2009   #1

 
newer driver older?

Yesterday, Windows 7 update offered to install a "newer" Realtek driver for my gigabit pci network card. Driver version on offer was 7.2.xxxx

My installed driver is version 7.9.xxx! WTH is Windows 7 doing?


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19 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Personlay I never use windows update to update my drivers I go directly to the manufacturers site. To many bad news stories with people uisng windows update. If it is working to your satisfaction then I would leave it or see if thier is an update on your manufacturers site. Perfect example is they are offering a older driver than you have. Fabe
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19 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Use windows update only when you initially install win x. After that go to the manifacturers site for all other updated divers. This excludes chipset drivers and then go to the various sites for your mobo.
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19 Dec 2009   #4

 

Thanks, guys, I was so baffled by this "update" thought I had to post here
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