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Windows 7: How to stop Win7 using WU drivers during install

05 Jan 2010   #11
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

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Why would you want different drivers when MS spent billiondy dollars building drivers that are exactly suited for Win7?

Again, this is not XP or Vista. Every driver has been rebuilt in a partnership with manufacturers to assure that the drivers in the installer and via Updates are exactly correct.

Sometimes it is amazing the lengths people will go to remain stuck in XP old school.
Hardly old school. Regarding your "Billion dollars comment"...MS has nothing to do whatsoever with nVidia and the construction of the worst drivers on the planet. While I appreciate the effort Win7 makes to automatically match a driver with hardware during install - the latest drivers are not always the best choice - especially for graphics cards.

Next round I will try with no network first ...
I agree with you there should be an option to stall windows automatically installing drivers , Microsoft have made great steps towards automating the process with confirmed drivers but it's not quite there yet


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05 Jan 2010   #12
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vocalpoint View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Why would you want different drivers when MS spent billiondy dollars building drivers that are exactly suited for Win7?

Again, this is not XP or Vista. Every driver has been rebuilt in a partnership with manufacturers to assure that the drivers in the installer and via Updates are exactly correct.

Sometimes it is amazing the lengths people will go to remain stuck in XP old school.
Hardly old school. Regarding your "Billion dollars comment"...MS has nothing to do whatsoever with nVidia and the construction of the worst drivers on the planet. While I appreciate the effort Win7 makes to automatically match a driver with hardware during install - the latest drivers are not always the best choice - especially for graphics cards.

Next round I will try with no network first ...
I agree with you there should be an option to stall windows automatically installing drivers , Microsoft have made great steps towards automating the process with confirmed drivers but it's not quite there yet
Like I said before...install with no network cable/no wireless (to handle automatic driver installation) and then turn off automatic driver downloads right in Windows itself...

Control Panel -> System and Security -> System -> System Protection (on left hand panel) -> Hardware Tab -> Device Installation Settings -> Make desired Changes
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