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Windows 7: Real quick question.

23 Jul 2010   #1
Goomba

Windows 7
 
 
Real quick question.

"Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date"

All I want to know is how to disable this. I have the correct drivers on my desktop, but Windows 7 will not let me update it.

Seriously, that's ALL I want to know. I've looked quite a bit for the answer as I assumed it would be quite simple.

It's drivers for this Linksys wireless adapter.

There's incompability issues on Windows 7, having it show up on the device manager but not functioning at all.

I read on the actual Linksys site that I need special drivers for Windows 7. I have them, but am unable to install them because of this problem.

Much thanks,
Goomba.


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23 Jul 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Take a look at this tutorial:
Drivers - Turn Off Automatic Driver Installation
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29 Jul 2010   #3
Goomba

Windows 7
 
 

Here's the thing: I've done this, but there's a problem.

I actually DO need this because without automatic driver installation on, it won't appear in device manager, and without that, I can't update the driver since it's not there.
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31 Jul 2010   #4
reventon

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP SP3, Fedora
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Goomba View Post
Here's the thing: I've done this, but there's a problem.

I actually DO need this because without automatic driver installation on, it won't appear in device manager, and without that, I can't update the driver since it's not there.
You should be able to install drivers without going through device manager, simply download the exe from the manufacturer and run it.
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01 Aug 2010   #5
Goomba

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reventon View Post
You should be able to install drivers without going through device manager, simply download the exe from the manufacturer and run it.
The exe?

Hmm, the files I have in the driver folder have the following extensions: .cat, .inf, .sys, .dat, and .dll.
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02 Aug 2010   #6
reventon

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP SP3, Fedora
 
 

How do the instructions on the Linksys site tell you to install them?

If you can't find the instructions then I would just search for the files with the same names and swap them out manually.
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03 Aug 2010   #7
Goomba

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reventon View Post
How do the instructions on the Linksys site tell you to install them?

If you can't find the instructions then I would just search for the files with the same names and swap them out manually.
I've searched around and I've found an iso. Is this an appropriate file type to install a driver with?
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04 Aug 2010   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What model is your Linksys adapter? One of us should be able to locate a driver for it, and send you a link.
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07 Aug 2010   #9
Goomba

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
What model is your Linksys adapter? One of us should be able to locate a driver for it, and send you a link.
RangePlus Wireless Network USB Adapter

Linksys WUSB100 ver.2.
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07 Aug 2010   #10
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Here, try this. Enter msinfo32.exe into the start menu, and then go to File>Export, and save a copy on your desktop. Right-click>Send to>New Compressed Folder, and then attach it to your next post.
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