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Windows 7: Update Driver - can it be made to work like XP?

08 Feb 2011   #1
Beef Wellington

Windows 7 & XP
Update Driver - can it be made to work like XP?

In Windows XP, if you try to update a driver and the OS can't find all of the driver files it will tell you which file is missing, and then give you the option to select the folder the file might be in.

In Windows 7, if you try to update a driver and the OS can't find all of the driver files it halts with the message "The system cannot find the file specified" and the only option you get is to close the window.

I was wondering if there is any to make Windows 7 work more like Windows XP in this regard. Perhaps a registry hack or some sort of modification? Basically I am looking for a way to make Windows 7 look for missing driver files instead of just giving up. Is this possible?

- How it looks in Windows XP -

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08 Feb 2011   #2

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Take a look at this:
Driver Install - Device Manager
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08 Feb 2011   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

you may also sometimes find some updated or missing drivers in the optional section of windows update.
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