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Windows 7: Driver Update Question

22 Oct 2009   #1
komarx

Windows 7 dual boot with Vista
 
 
Driver Update Question

Hi, I just installed the latest ATI drivers for my video card, now in Windows update, there's an important update there for my ATI video card.

I'm reluctant to install it because I don't want it to override the latest driver from ATI that I just installed. Will the driver from Windows update do that?

Am I correct in assuming that the driver directly from the manufacturer is better than the one coming from Microsoft? Or are they just essentially the same? The driver from Win update is only 9mb +, and I think the driver from ATI is over 20mb.

If I decide not to install it, how do I keep it from reminding me over & over.

Thanks for any help.


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22 Oct 2009   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you update your system specs, we can better advise you about this update.

https://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...tem-specs.html

The size difference is the CCC - Windows only has the driver, not the Catalyst software. The versions may be different, because it might depend on your hardware.
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22 Oct 2009   #3
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

For video cards, you typically want to use the drivers obtained directly from the manufacturer (in your case ATI). So no, if you have the ATI drivers already, you do NOT need the Microsoft drivers.

To hide the update prompt, right-click on the update name and click "Hide Update".

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22 Oct 2009   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
For video cards, you typically want to use the drivers obtained directly from the manufacturer (in your case ATI). So no, if you have the ATI drivers already, you do NOT need the Microsoft drivers.

To hide the update prompt, right-click on the update name and click "Hide Update".

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Unless you have a card that is not supported by ATI/AMD in Windows 7. Then, you should stick with the Windows update version (like for my X1400).
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22 Oct 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

[QUOTE=komarx;323034]Hi, I just installed the latest ATI drivers for my video card, now in Windows update, there's an important update there for my ATI video card.

I'm reluctant to install it because I don't want it to override the latest driver from ATI that I just installed. Will the driver from Windows update do that?

Am I correct in assuming that the driver directly from the manufacturer is better than the one coming from Microsoft? Or are they just essentially the same? The driver from Win update is only 9mb +, and I think the driver from ATI is over 20mb.

If I decide not to install it, how do I keep it from reminding me over & over.


Ok
if the driver you have now works, use it. the driver from MS migth be the same, it ,might not. If you decide you never want to download it you can "hide" it.

Find it on the list of updates set to download and check it. on the bottom of the page (i think) is a "hode checked drivers" click and its hidden until you decide to unhide it

Hope this helps

Ken
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22 Oct 2009   #6
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
For video cards, you typically want to use the drivers obtained directly from the manufacturer (in your case ATI). So no, if you have the ATI drivers already, you do NOT need the Microsoft drivers.

To hide the update prompt, right-click on the update name and click "Hide Update".

Welcome to the Seven Forums!
Unless you have a card that is not supported by ATI/AMD in Windows 7. Then, you should stick with the Windows update version (like for my X1400).
True. I assumed that a person running a dual-boot (like the OP) is smart enough to realize whether the "latest" manufacturer drivers for their card are 7-compatible.
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22 Oct 2009   #7
komarx

Windows 7 dual boot with Vista
 
 

Thank you very much guys for your responses. You all have been very good help! Looking forward to learning from you guys again.

Sorry if my post was incomplete - without the concerned specs. Will do better next time. Thanks again!
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