Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
You do not need to disable Automatic Updates to avoid a Windows 7 driver
. They are always delivered in Optional Windows Updates.
You should use them unless they cause a problem, then roll them back on the Device Driver tab, or Update them there to something newer or different.
Not to question your knowledge by any means, but in my store there were several clients we've had since 7's release that have tried to use internal or external hardware and 7 will automatically try to install a Microsoft driver for the product. Even when updating the driver to the manufacturer's driver, a simple reboot would result in 7 replacing it with its own.
This has also happened to me with my video card on my own computer. Although the latest driver from the card's company was created on 5/29/2010, almost immediately after the driver installation and a reboot 7 would replace the driver with one created by Microsoft and their driver states it was created on 11/03/2009.
So the point being is that at least for several customers, 7 is automatically installing drivers
it thinks will work well for the system, regardless of whether the device will operate properly with it. The only solution I've seen to stopping windows from doing this is to disable the automatic updates for drivers specifically, or to disconnect from the internet, install the driver, reboot, and then reconnect to the internet.
Yeah unfortunately I'm not seeing any 64-bit drivers for the enclosure.