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Windows 7: Have I chosen the correct Realtek driver?

19 Oct 2013   #1

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
Have I chosen the correct Realtek driver?

Hello :)

I just reinstalled Windows 764bit and have only updated the chipset driver using the Intel Driver Update Utility. The utility is telling me that my current wired Ethernet driver is the:

Product Detected Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20) Current Driver Installed 7.2.1127.2008

my notebook manufacturers last posted driver is from 2008 and called:

Realtek 8169/8168/8101 PCI/PCIe NDIS6 driver (for Windows Vista)

I am searching the Realtek site now for the most current drivers because i assume its best to use them. Anyway, I think i narrowed it down to 2 drivers. Can someone please tell me which would be correct and why (i don't wish to remain ignorant)? Find both links below and thanks for the help.

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19 Oct 2013   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Rolo how old is this machine mate as I Googled the machine and I can only find drivers for Vista backwards

You might have to go with the Vista 64bit I am at a bit of a loss as to where you got the Realtek links from to be honest in any case whatever you download yo can always uninstall again .
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19 Oct 2013   #3

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1

it's from 2008. I installed the driver and it seems to be working great

installed: Win7 and WinServer 2008 R2 Auto Installation Program (SID:1606895)

notebook is from 2008

the drivers are from Realtek
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20 Oct 2013   #4

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Well done and just remember
There are no dumb questions,just the people who do not ask them

something else you might like to look at Optimize Windows 7
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 Have I chosen the correct Realtek driver?

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