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How important is it to update vista drivers with a new laptop?

Q: How important is it to update vista drivers with a new laptop?

ive had my laptop for 2 weeks now and with the dell instruction guide, it told me to update all the drivers, sound,audio etc etc but i never done it...so is it important and is their a way of checking if its auto updated by itself cause with a new machine you would have thought everything would be up to date.

thanks all...

Preferred Solution: How important is it to update vista drivers with a new laptop?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: How important is it to update vista drivers with a new laptop?

depends what your using your laptop for , if its just general surfing , watching movies etc then i wouldnt bother unless you have any issue's theres no point , just keep on top of windows update

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Sorry if this sounds like a really amateur question, but on some websites I see links to update your drivers via a download, and since you're not installing any new hardware, what's the significance of downloading something onto one of your drivers? How does your computer run better after updating? When do you know to replace the driver you have with a new one?



A:How important is it to update your drivers?

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Here's another tricky one.
This important security update will not update. It is only 606Kb.
Microsoft says it is caused by a virus problem. I have Norton 360 installed. Norton say it is not a virus.
Microsoft say pay us $120 to fix it. I say I can't afford to pay that for something when I have no way of knowing exactly what the problem really is.
This has been going on since November 2014. All the other updates are installed immediately but not this one.

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 x86 (KB2968292)
Installation date: ‎9/‎04/‎2015 4:08 PM
Installation status: Failed
Error details: Code 800B0100
Update type: Important
A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.
More information:
MS14-057: Description of the security update for the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2: October 14, 2014

Just noticed this more recent one failed to update -
Security Update for Windows Vista (KB2884256)
Installation date: ‎16/‎03/‎2015 5:43 PM
Installation status: Failed
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A:Vista Important Update will not update. Error details: Code 800B0100

That error is not caused by a virus, it is caused by a file corruption
The readiness tool can correct the problem in many situations
What is the System Update Readiness Tool? - Windows Help

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Windows Vista SP1 (KB936330) update keeps coming back as important update after installing it several times. I look at updates history and it show the same update already installed several times. Service Pack 1 (KB936330). I don't see update for Service
Pack 2 though. Can someone advice please, I am not sure what to do. I'd appreciate an advice. Thank you

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A while back I downloaded a hotfix recomended by my computer to fix an issue with corel paint. Since then Vista wont allow me to run an important update which sayes it is available but then sayes update failed. The update is Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update (KB959209) x86Download size: 1.4 MBYou may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.Update type: ImportantThis update is applicable to Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2. The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update provides compatibility roll-up updates for customer reported issues found after the release of Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 License Terms.More information: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=133330Help and Support: http://support.microsoft.comAny ideas how to fix it?

A:vista wont download and important update

In order to fix this failed update, we must first clean up your .NET framework installation. Download and run this file. It will remove the .NET framework from your computer so that we can reinstall it later (and solve the non-installing update). My sister's laptop did the same, as well as our home desktop (failed update). But don't worry, it is very easy to fix.After running this cleanup tool, it will ask you to reboot. Please do so.Next, download and install this file. This will reinstall the .NET framework onto your computer.After another reboot, download and install this file. This will update the .NET framework to what it should be (what the automatic update was failing to do).Now, check Windows Update again, and see if anything shows up.

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Hi guys,

I'm wondering why this security patch for a zero day flaw in IE 11 is not checked by default? Surely it should be.

A:KB2964358 Important update (but not that important)

Don't know why.
I usually manually check one or right click on one & hide it.
I hide all bing desktop updates.

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Hello all,

I am trying to develop an automated batch file for configuring fresh installs on multiple different systems. I have it all set, but the one issue of how, if it is even possible, how can I get it to automatically update the drivers? I've seen DevCon, but it seems that Vista doesn't play very well with it.

Suggestions? Ideas?

Thanks for your time and thoughts!

A:Vista CMD - Update drivers from CMD

btw, just to put up a background of this issue,

I have spent several days on this program (I have had to relearn my coding, and have learned quite a bit of NEW in the process!). The intent of the program/utility is to automate the Army's process of imaging computers. While a lot of it is already automated, there are several "after" steps that must be done. By automating these steps, it is helping to expedite the process, especially when migrating from one OS to another. Also increasing the productivity and efficiency of the support offices as well.

On this particular segment of this utility, I have tried researching the Windows TechNet forums, the Windows knowledge base articles, Google searching, several other forumns, referenced Command Line commands (DevCon looked promising, but alas, Win Vista didn't like that very much). I am continuing my attempts in finding a solution, but your aid in this is much appreciated.

Thanks again and have a good one!

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be truthful to the public. I have been reading a lot about people ditching windows and going to Linux. I wonder why. wow I used to love and trust windows. now I don't know anymore. you all have become something other than wonderful like I used to think.
too bad. maybe I should learn Linux too. windows is probably a habit lots of people will learn to break. scary. Be honest about your updates. ty.

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I am trying to update those drivers above, and every time I try to update them through the device manager, it tells me: "Windows could not find driver software for your device"

I am not sure what they are either. I know the LG CDMA one is for my phone, but the others I don't have a clue and they look like they should be important.

Hopefully someone can help me out .

Here are my specs:

OS: Vista Home Premium 32bit.
Processor: AMD Athlon X2 QL-62
Motherboard: NVIDIA GeForce 8200M
Memory: 2GB DDR2

Umm Any more information that you need I will get. That's just the basics.

A:Important Drivers Help

We have this tutorial for both Seven and Vista
Device Manager - Install Driver
If that does not help, go to the driver click on it and get the manufacturer name. Go to the website and download from there.

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Important Drivers not available for 15AC184TUxcan any one help you

A:Important Drivers not available for 15AC184TUx

Hi: You should be able to use the W7 x64 drivers and software from the 15t-ac000 on your model, except the BIOS and firmware files. http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-15-ac000-Notebook-PC-series/7771404/model/8381866

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Hello, stoked to see a forum like this exists!

I was given a super old notebook that still runs but is way out of date. Intel driver utility did not work so ia m not sure what to do next. Here are the most important, as i see them, drivers I need to update.

Processor: ~Intel? P9500 45nm "Montevina" C

Bluetooth: Internal Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR
Wireless Network: Built-in Intel? PRO/Wireless 510 Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
am i missing anything else? I do not care about the stock hardware drivers for the webcam and fingerprint etc.. and i already updated the Nvidia card

A:Which drivers are most important and how do i identify them?

Welcome to the forum,

Yeah, it looks like all the drivers from Sager are XP or Vista.

If you want to do this and upload the file,

System Information File - Create in Windows

We can see if anything is needed.

That being said, to answer your question about importance, by processor above I guess you are referring to the chipset?

That would be the first, the network and sound drivers, card reader.

It looks like this might be useful too, Intel Robson Technology Driver for Windows, if your laptop has it.

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Please make available the important drivers for AC122TU for download!!! I am still not able to use my laptop even after a month. Please consider this urgently.Need drivers to work with the multimedia functionalities ( eg: brightness,volume adjust)WiFiEthernet LANTetheringBluetoothIntel HD graphics integratedWebcamTouchpad (Synaptics) Thanks

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A:Important Drivers not available for 15AC122TU

Thanks for the update , the drivers are working except for usb3.0.the correct version is : https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/22824/USB-3-0-Driver-Intel-USB-3-0-eXtensible-Host-Controller-Driver-for-Intel-8-9-100-Series-and-C220-C610-Chipset-Family 

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hi i'm new to pc help and i'm very slow at typing being a old grandfather and i would like to learn about computers. I do have a little of experince but limited. At the moment i have a ploblem with a laptop install updates for win 7 and i would like to figure it out byself but cannot. any help would be appreciated.

A:update drivers for a dell laptop

Welcome to the site DirtBikeKid.

Are we talking about the updates for windows or as your title stated the drivers (software that control the hardware).


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Please can you help me by fixing this bug on your system. everytime I try to download drivers for my laptop I get this message: "We were unable to retrieve the list of drivers for your product.  Please select the desired operating system and select ?Update? to try again.  " Thank you

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since you were so wonderful about helping fix our desktop i was wondering if you knew of where to get a free program to fix updates for drivers. my video controller and a couple of other drivers can not be updated. thank you so much. i am very glad i found this forum.

A:Solved: update drivers for xp laptop

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installed Vista today, giving it another try.

Succesfull, really simple.

BUT as expected, driver issues.

Where can i find ethernet drivers? Or even find out what kind of ethernet I have?

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Hello all

When executing Windows Update, I experienced that one important update is not automatically selected to download and install.

I like to understand why this is?

Also I like to understand if I should always install all important updates, even the ones not by default selected?

In this example, the not selected update refers to MS09-054 security update. Is this a manual installed security update?
Does it not apply to me?

Thanks a lot in advance!


A:Windows Update, important update not selected

Not all users experience the issue that this update resolves. MS is providing you the oportunity to use the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" logic.

I applied the update even though I have no evidence that I need it. Yet.

Some updates will adversely affect some users. Not applying updates may adversely affect you.

What can you do? My advice - apply all updates. Unless you have a good reason not to.

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At the first time I bought my P52. It comes with no problem.But after I update it, it has many problem such as 3 times boot, IM software can't found and etc.Then I found the solution from this community (thank you so much) and my loved P52 come back again.Now everything has no problem. so when lenovo or Microsoft releases any update. I am very hesitant to update my P52 and also not sure I'll miss any important update or not. >< How about you guys? 

A:I am very hesitant to update my P52 and also not sure I'll miss any important update or not. ><

I'm still a subscriber to the theory "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Whether it's OS updates for my iPhone or software updates for my computers, I tend to wait. Been burned too many times. In fact, I'm a bit annoyed with Windows 10 in that you can't stop the updates. I rarely update my Windows 7 machines in that everything works just fine. I'll wait until an update has been in the wind for months before applying it just to make sure.
Security updates are pretty important. Driver updates, not so much unless you're experiencing an issue.  BIOS updates are almost always a good thing, but still worth investigating before applying. 
I hope this helps.

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Im trying to instal an ati radeon mobility graphics driver for my laptop and my laptop was recently updated from xp to vista and i was wondering if i can download anything that would help me install it cause it keeps saying it cant find standard vga adapter and it says the device is working properly

A:XP drivers for a Vista laptop

It appears there are drivers for it on the ATI site www.ati.com... as they list them separately for XP, VISTA, and Windows 7.
A relatively simple download and install, or have you tried this to no avail?

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I've got an Acer laptop with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 that was state of the art back in 2010 and I can still play games like Diablo 3 and Sims 4 on it. Now I use it as a media center and it's been parked right by my TV for the last couple of years. When Windows 10 first came I noticed that there was no longer any support for Catalyst Control Center as the OS stated that all the controls I needed was in the OS. That turned out to be wrong. My TV screen changes color every now and then, from normal to pink, and I need the control center to switch from RGB to YYC. Also, I have black edges around my TV screen that I use the control center to adjust perfectly.. Using the scaling option in Windows is useless, it only scales the edges along with everything else. I found a way to trick Windows and managed to install the control center anyway and we lived happily ever after. Or so I thought. Yesterday there was this huge update and it wiped my control center away, and now it's impossible to get back. Did Microsoft find out about the cheat?
So I'm in a tough situation here. My graphics card is out of date I guess, but my laptop is so damn nice I refuse to buy a new one just because Microsoft refuses to accept legacy drivers. I've tried several different HDMI cables and I've tried this with two different TV sets and gotten the same results. Is it really that much of a deal to write a few lines of code to those who are still using the old machines?

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A:Latest update forces me to buy a new laptop/ATI drivers

What drivers are you using? I have an even older laptop (2007) with Radeon X1600 and it works OK on the latest update.

I downloaded the Winows 7 drivers as described here

I guess in your case you'd want this link (in internet explorer only) http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/...=radeon%204650

The 64 bit drivers are the bigger ones (32 bit have the same name but are smaller) and the Windows 7 ones work well for me.

I did install the control center but uninstalled it as it didn't seem to do anything and I didn't really trust the source (I could only find it on a torrent).

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Today im here to ask your help cause im trying to solve this problema for like 2 weeks and i cant find any solution , i tried so many diferente things as uninstalling the graphic driver and installing the most recent amd drivers , even the old ones and nothing seems to help.

Everytime i update my amd drivers it just gives me the error of " The installation of the app : Fail in the packet installation ". ( Images updated to better look )

Problem :
Everytime i update my amd graphic drivers i always get a freezed screen or a blue screen crash saying : " Thread_stuck_in_device_driver".
The graphic driver i try to update is from AMD - AMD radeon r9 200x and i dont know why sometimes it is 265x ( it happens when i try to update sometimes it changes ).
But the real problema is that i cant install drivers , so i cant use the graphic card to play games , and i have to play with the intel graphics 4600 which is really bad to games.

Solutions i tried :
I downloaded DDU ( display drivers uninstaller ) and i uninstalled my amd graphic cards at safe mode , came back to normal mode and installed the newest drivers , but when its almost finishing the driver installation my computer freezes / crashes , following by a boot wich gives me a black screen and i need to restart my computer in a backup point.

I wish someone could really help me , cause i dont want to waste Money cause i dont have much too.
Thanks to everyone which read this.
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A:When Update AMD DRIVERS my laptop Crashes / Freezes.

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please send me the important drivers that is required for my laptop as quick as possible because due to this i am facing lots of problems.....

A:mail me the important drivers that is required for i5 window...

Hi there please click on this link http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-g6-2200-Notebook-PC-series/5296082/model... this will give you a direct download for your drivers that you need.   ?Please click ?Accept as Solution ? if you feel my post solved your issue, it will help others find the solution.Click the ?Click the ?Kudos, Thumbs Up" on the bottom right to say ?Thanks? for helping!

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ive just down graded to xp and need help finding drivers ie wifi ,audio device on high definition audio bus , ethernet controller , modem device on high definition audio bus plus the scroll on my touch pad does not work please help

A:down grading from vista to xp on laptop hp g60 need help with drivers

Just look up your model number on the HP website and it will show you the drivers available. Burn them to a disc or write them to a flash drive to transfer them over.

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..not update..I have none on the laptop after reinstalling windows due to a fatal error. Now I can't get online with my laptop.

A:How to install networking drivers for dell laptop..not update..I have none on the lap

You will have to use a USB drive or burn a cd with the network drivers for your specific laptop. You will have to use another computer that has access to the internet to do this. If you don't, you will need a Dell resource cd with the drivers on it.

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I have no sound?
My screen is chunky!!
I can't connect to my router??
My device manager shows '?' Unknown Device or PCI Device....

Dose this sound familiar?

Ok here's how your programs are connected to your hardware in a logical sense, this will help you understand the importance of drivers.

Program/Application - Word, Games, Internet Browser.

Operating system (OS) - Windows XP, Vista, 7.

Drivers - Drivers are software that instruct the operating system on how to talk to the hardware

Firmware/BIOS - Pre programmed instructions for hardware, in some cases you may need to 'FLASH' the firmware or bios

Hardware - This is the physical parts of your computer, the chips and wires.

Each stage is necessary to get to the next, if you don't have the drivers installed then the hardware won't work.
If you think some hardware doesnít need drivers because you havenít installed them yourself, YOU ARE WRONG, the drivers are just native to the OS (included in the OS).
It is always important to install drivers for major hardware (VGA, Sound, etc) even if the OS has one, because you will get the best from your hardware this way.

So now I guess you want to know where to find the drivers??

Although there are many, many driver sites and little applications, and online driver detectors; some work, some don't, some are spyware/maul ware.
THE BEST PLACE TO FIND A DRIVER IS THE MANUFACTURER, although some proprietary sites are hard to navigate 99... Read more

A:I just reinstalled my os, now my hardware dosen't work - why drivers are important?

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hello all
i have just installed windows vista ultimate on my toshiba satallite pro laptop with realtek hd sound and it all says that the speakers are working when they are not. i have tried installing all the new vista drivers and it still doesn't work. the headphones also don't work but my USB speakers do.

someone please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I made some updates for several drivers for my laptop HP Envy 17 J170ca via HP Support Assistant. Reason for this was that the laptop was really slow and the Sound was cracking.  After some updates the screen turned Black and the laptop does not start anymore.  The serial number of the laptop is 5CG4080XZP. The laptop is only 2.5 years old, I bought it in September 2014. Is there a solution for this problem? Hoe can it be that I make use of the update tool of HP Support Assistant, which I downloaded before, and my laptop crashes afterwards? It is a tool of HP itselfs. Best regards,   Michel

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I am getting an Update message from my Nvidia Gforce Experience Software , regarding a New Game Ready Driver Version 355.60

I currently have a Game Ready Update , Version 353.62 which i updated on 20th July 2015.Just so you know , i also updated my Nvidia graphics Driver (Nvidia Gforce Experience forced me to update Cuz it stopped me from doing any editing in Nvidia Control Panel.So after i accepted the Updates installation , i was allowed to edit Nvidia Control Panel again) , which is now letting me play games at their MAX.For instance , i am playing Assassin's Creed Unity , with TXAA Anti Aliasing ON.

So , anyway , do i really need to install this latest Nvidia Gforce Game Ready Driver Version 355.60 update ?

A:Are Nvidia G Force Game Ready Drivers Updates important ?

You don't have to install it if your current drivers are running fine, however most gamers like to keep their graphics drivers up to date. If you decide to udate the drivers follow NVIDIA GeForce Experience: A Beginner's Guide to perform a clean install.

Personally I like to update my graphics drivers manually, but if Experience is your preferred method then that is the best route to take.

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Microsoft Releases Servicing Stack Updates for All Windows 10 Versions

Microsoft released quality improvements to the servicing stack for all Windows 10 versions, the component designed to allow users to receive and install Windows updates.

Microsoft states that this critical servicing stack update "addressed an issue in which adding vulnerable boot level components to the Secure Boot disallow list (dbx) may cause the system not to start."

All Windows 10 customers are advised to first update the Windows 10 servicing stack to the latest version before trying to install the KB4515384 and the KB4512578 cumulative updates. Click to expand...

Microsoft states in the servicing stack support document that:
Servicing stack updates improve the reliability of the update process to mitigate potential issues while installing the latest quality updates and feature updates. If you don't install the latest servicing stack update, there's a risk that your device can't be updated with the latest Microsoft security fixes. Click to expand...


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Hello all,
I am trying to help a friend remotely who is having problems with her Samsung NP-QX410-S02US laptop. Everything works fine except certain games which refuse to run. The stats say it should be able to handle these without a problem so i suspect it is a corrupt driver (or buggy) one. It is running vista but when I check the downloads page ( http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads/NP-QX410-S02US ) it only offers XP or Win 7 and the windows 7 versions don't run. Usually such drivers are vista/7 but apparently these are not.

Any ideas? I thought of having her try the XP drivers but of course don't want to cause her greater issues so I thought I would ask here and see if anyone else has ran into this.

A:Samsung laptop can't find the newest drivers for vista

This laptop has nVidia Optimus graphics; it uses Intel graphics when there's no need for the more powerful nVidia graphics and switches to the nVidia when more power is needed. The thing with this is that it only works with Windows 7, how or why is Windows Vista installed on this laptop?

Enter the BIOS and disable the Optimus graphics so that the nVidia graphics are always on. Then install either the latest drivers from Samsung's website or try the very latest driver from www.nvidia.com

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Hi all,

I have just purchased a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ140E from a friend which had vista on it. I was initially just going to do a system wipe for him and give it back from him to sell, then he told me he was only looking to get a hundered out of it >> MINE.

This laptop will replace my netbook with the annoyingly slow hyperthreaded 1.6. Only problem is they don't supply Windows 7 drivers, only Vista.. and only 32-bit. I have attached a full specification sheet from Piriform's Speccy, and a device manager screenshot with what I don't think Windows 7 will pick up automatically expanded.

A:Help finding compatible drivers for laptop with only vista supplied

If you still have Vista on it, run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

The Win7 installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Enable hardware driver auto-updating to assure this: Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware

Any drivers then missing in Device manager can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for computer model - Vista drivers will work ok - or for the Device itself.

You qualify for Upgrade version with Vista OEM, but I'd wipe the HD to get the cleanest possible install: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

If you install to wiped HD, the installer will issue a 100mb System Reserved boot partition which conveniently places the Repair Console (normally only on the DVD or Repair CD) on the F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu. So I would choose Custom Install and then Drive Options to partition as you wish and format: Clean Install Windows 7

Leave the Product key blank during install if you wipe the HD, then afterwards do the quick registry workaround given in this tutorial to allow activation with upgrade version key: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Install updates and then programs slowly over time to gauge performance after each. Don't let any programs write themselves into msconfig>Startup as they slow startup, become freeloaders on your RAM/CPU and can spy on you. I only allow AV and gadgets. Startup Programs - Change

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After updating my wife's old Dell E4300 with the new Windows 10 creators update, two drivers are shown as missing in the Device Manager. There are:
Device description: Base System DeviceDevice instance path: PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&SUBSYS_024D1028&REV_12\4&13C294F3&0&0AF0
Device description: Broadcom USHDevice instance path: USB\VID_0A5C&PID_5800&MI_00\6&66DE6C9&0&0000
No search for the drivers gave any result. The laptop is working though. With the above information I am unable to find matching drivers, even via the Dell support site (using the Service Tag: BNXXB4J). There is no clear way of mapping the reported missing drivers with anything on the Dell support site, or at least I was unable to do so.
Where do I find the correct drivers?

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Windows 7 re-install driver recovery failure
Hello everyone. For one reason or another, i decided to re install windows 7 onto my Samsung 7 Chronos. Since I've had no issues in the past with re installing vista on my other machine, i mistakenly thought this would be a walk in the park. Anyway, now after re installing windows, multiple drivers have gone missing, and i cannot connect to the internet (on that machine) to allow windows to find them for me.Please help!

The devices that are missing drivers are the following
ethernet controller (location PCI bus 3. device 0, function 0 manufacturer unknown)

Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless- N + WiMAX 6150 (location Port_#0003. Hub_#0004

Network Controller ( location PCI bus 2, device 0, function 0)

PCI simple communications Controller (location PCI bus 0, Device 22, function 0)

SM Bus Controller (location PCI bus 0, device 31, function 3)

Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller (location PCI bus 4, device 0, function 0)
(All of these devices have the code 28 error)

Also, My Standard VGA Graphics adapter cannot start (code 10)
I have the recovery disk for windows 7, yet it failed to install these drivers. I have 1 working USB slot, which i can use to carry the drivers over from the computer i am currently using, to the one which is severely crippled at the moment. Please... Read more

A:Fresh windows home premium 64bit install, important drivers are gone!

I'd go to Samsung support site with your good PC and locate the Ethernet driver for your particular model. Get it on a USB stick and install it to the PC with the driver problems.

I wouldn't be in a panic just because I had some yellow exclamation points in Device Manager. Instead, I'd investigate what expected functionality is missing.

Then possibly go back to Samsung and look for drivers to fix the missing functionality.

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Hi everyone, I have been having problems installing the kb976932 update for weeks now. I feel like I tried everything. Im about ready to take a sledge hammer to this thing!

My main question, is this really that important?

I am mainly trying to install a printer to my computer which is unsuccessful and one of the troubleshooting suggestion by the printer manufacturer is to make sure the Windows updates are installed. Idk if this could be the problem or not.

A:Is the kb976932 update really that important?

This is Service Pack 1, so it very well could be the answer. I'm not saying that it is because I can't know.

Here's an official Microsoft website for Service Pack 1:

Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Source: Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

The official Microsoft website for Service Pack 1 has a link to download Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center:

Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) from Official Microsoft Download Center

You'll see a big list of files to download. Here's some text that explains what each one is for:

7601.17514.101119-1850_Update_Sp_Wave1-GRMSP1.1_DVD.iso - This DVD image contains standalone update for all architectures.
windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe - This application installs Sp1 to a 32-bit machine running Windows 7.
windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe - This application installs Sp1 to a 64-bit machine running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
windows6.1-KB976932-IA64.exe - This application installs Sp1 to an Itanium 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2.
Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.X86FRE.Symbols.msi - Standalone debugging symbols (free) for 32-bit machines.
Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.X86CHK.Symbols.msi - Standalone debugging symbols (checked) for 32-bit machines.
Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.AMD64FRE.Symbols.msi - Standalone debugging symbols (free) for 64-bit machines... Read more

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I have Secunia on my Acer Windows 8 laptop. According to latest scan today it's telling me I need an update for Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 4.x That I don't understand since I've updated the laptop every time updates have been offered unless Microsoft failed to send it. (However, I haven't undated to Windows 8.1 yet -- I always hang back on that kind of major update to see what happens with everybody else.) I might be savy about a heck of a lot of things to do with computers but I don't know anything about that particular program. I started to read some stuff on it on the net, however, there's so much disagreement on it I gave up trying to figure out what to do. I hope I can get some good advice on that issue here. HELP!

A:Might Be Missing An Update That Could Be Important

Microsoft only publishes new updates for Windows on Tuesdays at 3am but unless if you don't install those updates those updates will be offered to you later if you choose to do so manually. Windows by default installs security important updates by automatically. To see if that update was installed go to the control panel select "Windows Update" then select "View Update History" Windows is great at managing updates on it's own you can also select not to automatically install Windows updates, and choose which ones to update and install. There is no need for 3rd party software to do this for you.

How To Change Windows Update Settings in Windows 8 & 8.1

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Hello everyone,

I have an problem with my Windows 7 Professional 64 bit system. My problem is similar to this thread but since it's old and one poster mentioned "do not necro-post" I decided to make a new thread.

OK, so I have a problem. When prompt to install an important update, I want to know what I am installing. So I click onto details. This image pops up.
. This problem occurs on other system also but I have rule out the Internet as an issue. I have tried with mobile broadband, direct connection to the modem, tethering with my iPhone (I got it when I worked for Apple sex months) and my Android (sorry, no Windows phone yet, they are too expensive considering my needs)

I am running a Windows 7 Professional 64 bit operating system on a home-built system that has this specification.
ASRock G41M-GS3
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 2MB Cache 1 860 MHz X2 FSB @ 1066 MHz
AMD Radeon HD 5450 or 6350 (the box says 5450 and the AMD update says 6350)

Any thoughts on troubleshooting?

Kind regards

A:Can not see details about important update

It's seems my picture did not work that well from SkyDrive. Here is a link from my Dropbox instead.


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Windows Update has often put my system in some interesting situations, and I truly never want to update ever again. I recently reinstalled my system and the last time I did updates, my system prompted me to restart and was instead left hanging on the "shutting down" message for an hour, forcing me to shut it down improperly.

Truth is, I don't use any Microsoft apps except Windows Explorer.. and I only browse sites that I know are generally safe. Instead of using Internet Explorer I use Firefox with NoScript, Ghostery, WOT, Adblock Plus, and I've even updated the main plugins (Java, etc). I also have Malwarebytes and Norton as well.

I've also never understood the importance of driver updates either, my system seems to run the same with or without them. I'm even beginning to think that updating is causing my system to work harder in the background, rather than when it was in factory condition.. but is this true? So many questions...

A:Is Windows Update important?

You have some good anti-malware software and keep Java updated, yet you fail to see the significance of keeping the operating system updated........??????

Fact : your system is more secure and runs better if the OS is updated.

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today i did check for new update
and the windows 8.1 updater found an important update
western digital techologies-other hardware-wd ses device

but i haven't western digital hard drivers ..it'a laptop with a ssd installed

did you notice such upate?


A:wd ses device in the important update

I didn't get one. Did you install the SSD or did it come with your PC? If you installed it, it could be that the drivers from your old(possibly a WD?) and any registry keys are picked up by Windows update. I've noticed with Ccleaner, it shows a program that is already uninstalled sometimes in Cleaner Applications tab. I then have to go into the registry and do a recursive search for left over keys so it will stop showing up.
Or are you using an USB HDD?

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An important windows update keeps popping up in system tray as stated in title. Is there a way to eliminate this crap from Windows update. I really don't think it is important. Can one delete this thing so it does not pop up in system tray as an important update?

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Cannot do important Widows Update- Code 80004005

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I'am downloading very important files but I'm afraid that my computer might switch off because windows update gave me a notice that the computer will switch off after an update and the maximum amount of time you can postpone the computer to switch off is 4 hours (That's what I done). I will not be able to use the computer for more than 4 hours.
So this is what I did>> I think I turned windows update off by choosing the option of 'Never check for update (not recommended).

Now the question is> Will my computer switch off within 4 hours after I leave it?
If it will, then how can I make it not switch off.

PLEASE NOTE: The download is NOT resumable.
EDIT: I'm using Windows 7.

Thank you for reading.

A:[IMPORTANT] Windows Update

In my experience if you are still using the computer at the end of that 4 hours it will give you another warning and you will be able to postpone it again for another 4 hours. Then repeat process until the download is done. I am not sure if turning updates off will have stopped the countdown.

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I had drivers ready before I formatted the computer. I got them off of the dell website and they were all specifically for my computer. However, now that I have xp, the drivers will not work.

Does anyone know where I can get the proper drivers for my computer?

Dell Studio 14z
Intel Core Duo
Windows Vista premium (preloaded) but now has Windows XP sp2

Currently, these are yellow ? marked in the device manager:
Ethernet Controller
Network Controller
PCI device
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller (VGA compatible)

Thank you

A:Formatted my Laptop with Vista and changed it to Windows XP. Now cannot find the proper drivers?

What is your Service Tag number?

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Good morning,

Several weeks ago I received an update for Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5. Unfortunately when WinPatrol asked permission to accept these new updates, I mistakenly clicked no.

I have looked for ways to undo my mistake: I checked my list of installed updates and found 2 Hotfixes for .Net Framework 3.5, KB953595 and KB958484. Also the Firefox addons window shows a new addition: .Net Framework Assistant 1.0. I have searched for the appropriate updates on the Microsoft Update website, but only became lost and confused.

I believe these .Net Framework updates are important for my computer and should be reinstalled correctly. However, I do not know which updates to uninstall nor the correct .Net update to reinstall.

Will someone please advise?

Thank you,


A:Need to Find and Reinstall An Important Update

Check this out and see if it offers what you meed.

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When Windows 8.1 pro starts up a message saying Windows Update. Important updates are available Go to PC, it stays very briefly.

Checking Windows updates it says no updates so I checked for updates and it found none, I have Windows update to Install update automatically.

Has any one else had this message or know what the cause is?


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Anyone receive the Important Update KB3035583 and installed it? If so, what
does it do and is it needed? The description seems to indicate that it modify
your system and get it ready for Win10.

I'm concerned that this might be a problem on my Win7 system and also allow
Microsoft to start nagging me about updating to Win10.

Really appreciate any thoughts/experiences you all care to share?


A:WIN7 Important Update KB3035583?

KB3035583 is a W-10 nag..
I keep it off of my systems.
You will see Microsoft offer it up now and again even if you have it hid.
Just watch for it and if you still don't want it, just hide it again.

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What about make it possible to when fans are opened, one can have undelying fans too for each fans if one like. I find it very usefull if one is trying to study lets say wikipedia, where you need to find underlying facts about the fact you are reading about.
Let me give an example..

Proton, and fan next to it maybe could be neutron and so on. <--under here is the underlying fan of the first top fan.
Or a fan under a fan under a fan and so on. Would make it much easier if one is searching and reading the undelying things about the top thing you are studying.
Reason for underlying fans is to make it easier and not confusing when going back and forth in what you read.
And on the next fan you can have other underlying fans for the next topic of choosing that also ofc.

Is it possible to get this update?

Thx in advance.

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