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Windows 7: Annoying Driver Issue

16 Feb 2010   #1
UnknownName

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Annoying Driver Issue

Hello,

I've got a really annoying driver issue, I have the correct driver installed in my driver directory but the device the driver is for keeps using a M$ Generic driver, I've tried updating the driver but it just says the best driver is already being used.

So does any one know how to manually replace what driver is used by a device?

Cheers.


Windows 7 Professional 32bit


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16 Feb 2010   #2
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Hi and Welcom.
So what you are saying is Win7 is wrong and you have a better driver.
Can you tell us what driver it is and for what hardware device?
Then we can check and see.

Iggy
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17 Feb 2010   #3
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Download the driver. go to device manager.click on update driversoftware>browse my computer>let me pick>Have disk>enter location of the drive you have downloaded. Fabe
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17 Feb 2010   #4
UnknownName

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Cheers for the replies,

Fabe I had already tried that and just tried again and still get "The folder you have specified doesn't contain a driver for your device. if this folder does contain a driver make sure it's 32bit" and it is 32bit and the correct driver.

Iggy, yeah I have the driver I need to make my device work correctly, it's for a composite video capture device, but windows just uses a generic USB driver.

Thanks
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17 Feb 2010   #5
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Tyr using the same directios as above only clicking(or double clicking) on the.inf file, and see if it will install. Fabe
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17 Feb 2010   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

From you device manager, uninstall the current driver, then follow Fabes advice... Hope this helps...
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17 Feb 2010   #7
UnknownName

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

I just tried that Fabe and got the same result.
Tews I can't uninstall the driver because it's a Microsoft Generic one, it will only uninstall the device, upon reconnecting the device it will use the generic driver again
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17 Feb 2010   #8
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi, try this,

Stop Auto install of Drivers. Open the Control Panel, type "a" into the Search, top right. Click on Devices and Printers.Right click on the icon for PC Click on Device Installation Settings.Click on, No let me choose what to do.

Click on Never install driver software from Windows Update. Go to the Device Manager, find your Device, right click on it and select Uninstall, and click the box that says Delete this Driver, Select OK, close all windows and Shut Down, Then start your machine up again. Install the Driver that you have.
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17 Feb 2010   #9
UnknownName

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Hello Jfar cheers for your reply, again I have already tried this but, and remember the driver can not be uninstalled because it's a Microsoft generic one, so there is no option to remove the driver when uninstalling the device.
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17 Feb 2010   #10
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi, you have tried to uninstall the Device right, not the Driver,?
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