Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL
Ok I am going to uninstall and install again from the Softpedia site as I did that the first time then the Samsung site the second time. In my pic you can see it sitting there in Programs and Features but unless it is not a program as such there is nothing listed in Start > Programs??
Well, I show the exact same thing in Programs and Features. But it is NOT a program... it's a driver. So it has no entry in the Start -> Programs list. No surprise here.
Now while I honestly expected to see that driver show up when I went through Computer -> Device Manager after connecting the phone, turns out it's not that driver which appears to be supporting my S4 in USB mode. As rvcjew's pointed out, this 126.96.36.199 driver appears to relate to debug mode. I'm not a "phone programmer", nor do I even know what it means to "root your phone" (although I'm confident I never had any interest in doing this!).
Turns out it looks like the driver for the phone, when connected in USB mode and set to "MTP" mode (on the phone), comes from Samsung via MS probably... perhaps automatically installed when you connect the phone for the first time in MTP mode?
All I know is that I did install that USB driver (which is intended for "ADB" I guess, although it doesn't seem to have harmed anything). It may have been pointless. I also did not install Kies. And yet, I have complete Windows Explorer access to internal/external storage on the phone when it is connected via USB cable and set to "MTP" (the only other USB connection option is "PTP", which is inappropriate).