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Installing GPU driver from Windows Update under 7?

Q: Installing GPU driver from Windows Update under 7?

To try and make a very long story extremely short, I have been trying to nail down this particular issue and have had no luck. Old laptop, a Dell Inspiron E1505 with an ATI X1400, that has ran perfectly fine with 7 and equally so with 8 save for a few minor nagging issues. Namely a recurring issue with the video card drivers:

Under the dell provided drivers (only have up to Vista available and 32 bit only) or drivers provided by Windows Update, full screen non-native resolution applications like games will fill the screen. But if I choose any other driver such as a Mobility Modded directly sourced ATI/AMD driver, the screen is 'postage-stamped' (basically pixel mapped 1:1 with the extra space blacked out) even though the Bios option for screen expansion is enabled.

Windows 7 provided drivers off Windows Update for the GPU which worked fine in this case. Unfortunately they aren't provided in 8. I have went out to the WU catalog and grabbed that same driver and tried in 8 and it always fails. If memory serves it mentions something about missing files somewhere. I will have to try again and get the exact message.

I would like to stay with 8 as there are some features I really enjoy and as far as performance and reliability go on this particular laptop, it runs just as well if not better than Vista or 7 did. Dual core C2D T7200, 2GB ram, 128MB dedicated ATI X1400, upgraded to 60GB SSD with a 500GB platter in the optical bay, 1680x1050 LCD. But this particular bug keeps coming back to bite me in the butt. I have found a hefty workaround which is to install 7 and get all the drivers installed then do an upgrade to 8. But if I happen to be toying around with drivers again, the issue will remain and require going that same route over again to fix it.

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Preferred Solution: Installing GPU driver from Windows Update under 7?

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: Installing GPU driver from Windows Update under 7?

If you update the driver and it causes problems, just use the Rollback driver option (in Device Manager) to roll back to the previous driver. That should prevent having to reinstall.

Some of the problems could be the motherboard chipset drivers. One of the prime things the chipset drivers do is properly identify all the devices on or attached to the motherboard. I used to do a lot of support on the Dell users forums and the chipset drivers were almost always key to a successful install. The Vista motherboard chipset drivers should still be valid for Win7/Win8. Unfortunately, since Dell does not support anything above Vista 32 bit (this is a relatively "old" technology PC) you are basically on your own. One thing that I've seen mentioned several times (and I had to do it with a new AMD Radeon HD7770 video card) is to completely uninstall the old video drivers before installing new ones. Uninstall the drivers, run Driver Detective (Driver Fusion) to root out any leftover ATI/AMD files, restart the PC and then do a comlete new install.

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Windows 10 keeps installing the ASUS Smart Gesture touchpad driver on my laptop. The driver is garbage and it runs three memory resident processes, which seems rather excessive for a touchpad driver. The default Windows touchpad driver works perfectly well, so I want to use that instead of the ASUS driver. However, if I uninstall the ASUS driver Windows Update quickly reinstalls it.

I disabled automatic driver installation when I installed Windows 10, as you can see here:

Despite that Windows update keeps installing the ASUS Smart Gesture driver.

Any idea how I can make it stop?

A:How To Stop Windows Update Installing Driver?

Try just diabling it in device manager. It will remain installed, but your system will use the windows default.

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When I attempt to install the NVIDIA Optimus Display Driver critical update 26.21.14.3213 [1] on Windows 2004 (OS Build 19041.1) -- this is from the Windows Insiders slow ring 20H1 preview -- on my X1 Extreme Gen 1, the installation errors out with: "Sorry. This driver can only be installed on Windows 10 Version 1803 or later." My version of windows (2004) is a great deal newer than 1803. This error also means that the update keeps on coming back in the Vantage app, similar to this issue from July [2]. Lenovo, could you update the driver package so it understands that 2004, although not released yet, is in fact newer than 1803? [1] https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-...[2] https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Pre-Installed-Lenovo-Software/Update-issue-NVIDIA-Optimus-Display-Drive...

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Wish I'd come here first....After reviewing DirectX log (attached) Gamehouse support told me to update a driver to fix a problem launching a game (the game does not recognize that I have java installed). Said the driver was outdated and that I should have (copy pasted the driver info at the top of the direct X text file)Card name: Intel® 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset FamilyManufacturer: Intel CorporationChip type: Intel® 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset ControllerI had the followingHere are my system specs -http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/GXModels/5476/5476sp6.shtmlSome other relevant photos - https://picasaweb.google.com/CountingCrowes/ComputerIssues#I went to intel and they did indeed list an update so I downloaded it. the instructions in read me file (attached) said to install kb888111 before installing the new driver. I went to Microsoft and the instructions for kb888111 said to first uninstall kb835221, which i didI downloaded the hotfix for kb888111After reviewing info for kb888111 I was not sure how to install plus I was unsure whether to use xpsp2 version or xpsp1 - I have xp sp3 After more research on the web regarding kb888111 I decided to keep what I had until I felt more certain of the best action to take. Therefore I attempted system restore, which failed
The kb835221 version I uninstalled does not appear in add/remove AND on startup the computer detects new hardware (PCI ...bus?) which it is unable to find a driver for, therefore installation is... Read more

A:kb888111 driver needed before installing intel driver update

What's the complete name of the game and what are the system requirements?
Particularly video requirements.

The onboard video that you have really wont support high end gaming.

Edit:Also please post the model number of your Gateway

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I have a FLEX 215 running the new Creators Update.  After I installed this update, Windows update  keeps offering me the ethernet driver even though I already have this latest ethernet driver already installed.   I tried downloading the latest ethernet driver from Lenovo website and went through setup steps and repair option.  When I checked again it did not says "Windows is up to date and the time".  It kept trying to install the ethernet driver.
 
Is this happening to anybody else?  Please help  
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:Flex 2 15 - windows update keeps offering me ethernet driver update even with current driver

Hello CaryguyThanks for using the Lenovo forums.Try to uninstall the driver, and the let the computer try to find it.

Click Start, type Device Manager, and press Enter.
Find and double-click the category of driver you want to uninstall
Right-click the device, and click Uninstall.
Windows will prompt you to confirm the device?s removal. Click OK to remove the driver.
After the uninstallation is complete, reboot your computer as soon as possible.

See if this can help.
 
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Hi I have occasional problems with my Bluetooth connection. Connection failing with other devices and working with others. I decided to reinstall the driver and software. I used the HP support pages utility to scan my hardware and chose the driver update package for my broadcom 2070 bluetooth it gave me.But the package fails to install everytime with the exactly same error message. I have the error message attached here.  How should I proceed?    

A:Driver update not installing

Hi @Poku,I hope you enjoy your visit to the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with error 1935 when installing the Bluetooth driver. I will be glad to help you. Please look at the following links.HP Single-Function and Multi-Function Printers - Fatal Error 'Error 1935. Fatal error during install...Microsoft Error 1935 when trying to install bluetooth drivers Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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What happens if I accidentally install the same driver update?  I lose track of the Drivers I have installed and won't notice if I already installed the update.  Thank you.

A:Installing duplicate Driver update

During the installation, Windows will notify you if the driver already installed is newer or the same.

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I am having trouble installing a modem driver update.

My Current Driver:
Driver Version: 2.1.35.11 Driver Date: 12/2/2003

Driver Update:
Driver Version: 2.66.88.1 Driver Date: 12/03/2004 ​
I have downloaded the driver I found here.

I've been going into My Computer - Properties - Hardware - Device Manager to locate the modem and I click on Update. The Wizard runs and I have been manually locating the driver update file to the location I unzipped it to. I get stuck when it wants the WINXP disk put in to find a certain file. I tried allowing it to find that file and it just rolls the current driver back to an even earlier one. Ugh.

I've tried all I know to try and now I'm looking to the ever reliable Tech guys/gals here to help me as you always do.

Thanks so much!

-Sue
 

A:Need Help Installing Modem Driver Update

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I have a FLEX 215 running the new Creators Update.  After I installed this update, Windows update  keeps offering me the ethernet driver even though I already have this latest ethernet driver already installed.   I tried downloading the latest ethernet driver from Lenovo website and went through setup steps and repair option.  When I checked again it did not says "Windows is up to date and the time".  It kept trying to install the ethernet driver. Is this happening to anybody else?  Please help  

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My AOL connection keeps dropping - AOL have told me I need to update my modem driver. I've successfully downloaded the new driver from Intel web site but when I unzip I get a file called
Intel-536EP-460-2WINXP.EXE-ODDB4BDB.pf

Which is in folder C:\WINDOWS\prefetch

Problem is - when I try and open this file - windows needs to know what program created it .....and I don't know ! Intel wed is no help at all....
Any ideas ?
 

A:Problem installing modem driver update

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Hi, after having installed KB4012215 or KB4012212 on my Windows 7 x64 machines, we cannot use anymore VPN clients.

Opening the Device Manager, the VPN adapters show the yellow exclamation mark, with a message saying that Windows couldn't verify the digital signature for these drivers: so no VPN connections are possible now... and ethernet and wifi connection are down
too.
Is anyone experiencing the same issue?

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HP Support Assistant offers a "AMD High-definition Graphics Driver Update", however, upon clicking on 'Download and Install' the update downloads, but doesn't install. Update details:AMD High-definition Graphics Driver UpdateVersion: 16.101.1311.1001Ap14Size: 333.46MBSoftpaq number: SP75608  Graphics Card details:AMD Radeon(TM) R5 GraphicsAMD Radeon(TM) R8 M445DXAny help is appreciated

A:AMD High-definition Graphics Driver Update not installing

As we have properly understoodyour issue please perform these steps and let us know: the above issue generally occurs  due to the some problem windows system files, this might be due to some newly installed software or might be due to some malware. firstly do the following things- 1.press windows key- type cmd 2.right click on cmd and choose run as administrator 3.in the command prompt type sfc /scannow 4.hit enter... this will check your windows files for any complication if found then it will automatically resolve it.... then try to upgrade your product...  if it does not solve your problem you can try system restore(choose the date when u have just installed the OS) and then try to update....  link for latest graphics driver (7500g) Nitin  singh 

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When I try to install KB3182373, a "Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight", Windows Update reports failure with the message "Code 643 Windows Update encountered an unknown error".
I ran WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab. It reported that "Troubleshooting couldn't identify the problem".
What can I do to fix this? I'm running Windows 7 Professional.

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So, I went through the initial setup settings and it says there is a folder in c:\drivers\Energy Management Driver that already exists. I clicked yes then proceeded to the installation but nothing happened after that. I went directly to the Energy Management Driver folder and clicked on the ACPIDriver and nothing happened. I tried running it as an administrator but still nothing.  

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Windows updates keeps installing/reinstalling the same update over and over again. I looked in my update history and it shows that they are installed successfully every time. What should I do and is this using space on my laptop by re-installing over and over again?
 

A:Solved: Windows updates keeps installing/re-installing the same update over and over

It is not using any space. Right-click the ones you already have and hide them so they don't come back.
 

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Hi everybody

I get windows update error code 2 on installing Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, 4.5.1 and 4.5.2 on Windows 7, Vista, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 x64 (KB2978128)
I have also some other errors installing Internet Explorer 11.

I have used "sfc /scannow" command but it didn't find any integrity violations. the CBS log is attached.

I have also used SUR and the log file can be found attached to this post.

Any help is appreciated.

A:Windows update error code 2 on installing security update .NETF 4.52

Not as bad as I thought from the file size of the CheckSUR log...


Code:
Summary:
Seconds executed: 626
Found 40 errors
CSI Manifest All Zeros Total count: 40
Unavailable repair files:
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-ie-ieshims_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.20916_none_ae6c710c2475d6dd.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-ie-ieshims_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.16798_none_c5578c400ab73d40.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-scripting-jscript9_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.20916_none_ab08cdc647ee4ac0.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-ie-extcompat_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.20916_none_a38eed1960d6da24.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-i..ersandsecurityzones_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.16798_none_32ad7426474825c0.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-ie-ratings_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.16798_none_455c9a9ecd397534.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-ieinstal_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.16798_none_66663569022097ee.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-ie-extcompat_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.16798_none_ba7a084d47184087.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-js-debuggeride_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.16798_none_b8c293a66f3311dc.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-ie-runtimeutilities_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.20916_none_ae82eb7016c1044d.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-ie-lowreg_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.20916_none_0f2b73186e1... Read more

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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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Hi all, really hoping for some help.

I have been trying to set up my older (2008) laptop with a clean install of windows 7 ultimate / 32 bit.
The reason to do this is because I was given a SSD drive and wanted to set up a 100% fresh system.
This laptop was before running just fine on the same windows version, but from a HDD.

My problem is this: I run a new setup for windows, no problems. I run windows update and it starts with updating to a new update agent Version 7.6.7600.256. No problems, I receive some updates including SP1. After installing SP1 I get the mandatory update to update to Update Agent 7.6.7600.320 and windows update just breaks. When I start it just searches for updates forever but never finds any.(after hours)

Now, my PC is running the same windows version and updates just fine. Also, I have tried to do clean installs on several systems and they ALL have the exact same problem. I even did installs on all these systems with different W7 versions (Home and PRO) and still the exact same problem, as soon as Update Agent 7.6.7600.320 gets installed it all grinds to a halt.

I have tried all kinds of solutions I found on the internet including a repair tool from tweaking.com (Tweaking.com - Windows Repair Free/Pro) which combines most solutions suggested like disk and file system checks. I also changed DNS settings to the Google DNS and of course tried the MS Fix it tool and also ran CCCleaner. I have tried so many things I don't even remember them all.

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A:Windows update breaks after installing update agent 7.6.7600.320

Hi Jo123 & welcome to the forum.
Please follow Windows Update Posting Instructions.
Don't think issue is with windows os, it's windows update.
Windows updates are taking an extremely long time.
Some have stated 24-48 hours.
Set your computer to sleep NEVER
Start windows update and be patient.
Patience is a virtue!!

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Hello,

I have a Win2K SP4 (all Critical Updates) laptop that has a weird quirk I noticed recently. I have installed the Security Update KB819696 (Unchecked Buffer in DirectX Could Enable System Compromise) a few times, but it never asks to reboot when finished and will always show up as a critical update even when I have manually rebooted the laptop.

Any idea on what could be causing this and how to solve it? Recently there has been some problems with malware/spyware/adware (which is cleaned) and perhaps something in the registry was corrupted or deleted as a result. Other than that, everything seems to work fine. Thanks for your help.
 

A:Security Update KB819696 in Windows Update even after installing it.

I've had that happen on more than one occasion. MS eventually fixed the problem but your case may be due to other factors.

Here's what Doug Knox offers:

Usage: Download xp_hotfix_prompt.vbs and save it to your hard drive. Double click the VBS file you downloaded and you'll be prompted to enter the KBxxxxxx or Qxxxxxx number of the Hotfix. No checking is done to see if the Hotfix is actually installed on your system, so its your responsibility to ensure that it is.

Note: I cannot guarantee that this will work for ALL HOTFIXES. Using the tools at my disposal, I have determined how the majority of checking is done for the presence of a particular hotfix. This mechanism may not be the same for all Hotfixes and could change at any time.

This page last updated 09/07/2003 11:29
All material Doug Knox

Download.
 

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Hi, and thanks in advance...

Much of this is a repeat to other threads, until the graphic driver problem at the end...

(I also have an Ubuntu partition.)

I'd left my mp3 player plugged in overnight + an Asus Xonar DAC in a usb hub, when Windows wanted to do an update and conflict over drivers ensued. Strange, because I've selected for notification before updating. Also, have not been successful installing any new updates since the end of May. Was seemingly a common problem, I checked into it, too busy/lazy to pursue and succeed. This part is confusing...?

Woke up to blasting fans and unplugged everything peripheral. First, tried setting back to restore points prior to that night - twice. Could restart in Safe Mode and with networking. Then, could restart normally - but, shutdowns after 20 minutes or so.

Got crash logs, saw driver conflicts (not found) - saved.

Came here, read threads, did restart at Last Known Good Configuration. Restart - Nvidia Geforce driver not found. Went to Asus site, downloaded and installed driver (not lastest version, but last approved version and not much later than one that was installed).

It then went into a system cycled start/restart/etc. attempting to find driver, fix itself - forced to do shutdown to stop it.

Restarted this morning in Safe Mode, followed your instructions for posting. It's been running in safe mode for about 20 minutes now.

A:BSOD Windows 7 update mp3 player driver conflict, graphics driver

Hello welcome to SF .

Critical files are missing please run the SFDT again and let it run it's course.
Most dumps are corrupted, but the one that did survive shows
an extremely old graphics driver.


Code:
BugCheck 50, {fffffa9003d08920, 0, fffff88004caec07, 5}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+47cc07 )

Code:
lmvm nvlddmkm
start end module name
fffff880`04832000 fffff880`0532ed80 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Thu Jul 02 10:40:25 2009
Driver Reference Table - nvlddmkm.sys
Please update your GPU driver :: Drivers | GeForce ::

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Hi,
I'm a little confused by one of my update options. I was under the impression that windows 7 was using wddm 1.1, and that the wddm 1.0 drivers have been available for quite some time. I checked and the driver I have is wddm 1.0, released 10/28/2008, version number 8.15.10.1590. So why am I being given the option to update to 'pre-release wddm 1.0'? I tried to get more information to check the version number, but I am just redirected to Winqual Help , which doesn't help me any.

I'd like to test out the wddm 1.1 drivers, and I've read that they're available for 7, but I don't think that these are those drivers, unless there is a typo in the driver title.

A:Pre-Wddm 1.0 Intel driver 945 Express Driver thru Windows update

  
Quote: Originally Posted by wooh


Hi,
I'm a little confused by one of my update options. I was under the impression that windows 7 was using wddm 1.1, and that the wddm 1.0 drivers have been available for quite some time. I checked and the driver I have is wddm 1.0, released 10/28/2008, version number 8.15.10.1590. So why am I being given the option to update to 'pre-release wddm 1.0'? I tried to get more information to check the version number, but I am just redirected to Winqual Help , which doesn't help me any.

I'd like to test out the wddm 1.1 drivers, and I've read that they're available for 7, but I don't think that these are those drivers, unless there is a typo in the driver title.


yes thats right....

wddm is just a driver model...
its up to the manufacture (here intel) to release wddm 1.1 driver
so until then (most likely they wont) they have to release a wddm 1.1

Windows Display Driver Model - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
that should be a good read....

what they mean pre-release means that these drivers are beta drivers (there is a difference between pre-release drivers and pre-release wddm 1.1 drivers)

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I am unable to update the Kernel-mode driver framework ver 1.11 for windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB2685811). I get error: 80073712

Also, I am getting BSOD/stop errors in normal mode that say anything from:

-memory_management 0x0000000001a,

- "A device driver attempting to corrupt the system has been caught. The faulty driver currently being on the kernel stack must be replaced with a working version." GDRO.sys-
address fffff88000626a8f9, base at fffff88006269000, datestamp 49b9d125

I'm not sure if they are related.

When I run in safemode I do not get the BSOD. When in normal mode I will get BSOD consistently when running Norton Full System Scan, specifically when the full system scan gets to the Windows/system32 folder.

System specs:
Processor: Intel 2500K Core Duo Unleashed
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-p67A-UD3P
RAM: I have 4x4 Corsair Vengeance, only using 1 stick of 4GB corsair vengeance currently due to troubleshooting.
GPU: NVIDIA EVGA GTX570HD
HDDs:Intel 180GB SSD and Western Digital Caviar Black 1.0 TB (empty)
PSU: corsair 750 watt
Soundcard: MOBO

When I canoo

A:Unable to install Windows Update: Update Kernel-mode driver framework

I, again, apologize for double posting. I figure I should include the host of other issues I'm having. Maybe they can all be inter related.

-my DVD/RW drive, when connected to mother board in ANY SATA slot, causes the BIOS screen to freeze forever. I have disconnected the drive at this time while trouble shooting. I have tried known-good SATA cables so I know it's either the DVD/RW drive or perhaps a driver or mobo failure.

-I have run the memory diagnostic tool in windows. No issues were reported.

-I have NOT run memtest86 because I do not have a disk drive connected.

-I have had stop-errors (BSODS) such as PFN_list_corrupt, System_service_Exception, Memory_management, IRQ_not_less_or_Equal
All of these could be a result of bad RAM.

I have purchased new RAM as a means to fix my problems. It seemed to work for 2 weeks, then the stop errors returned.

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I have a P51 20HH and it refuses to update to Windows 10 1903 due to a complaint of an old version of the Intel RST driver.  I tried following all the instructions to update the driver at both the Intel site, and the official RST driver here on the Lenovo site for P51 downloads.  None actually did anything.  They appeared to work, but actually didn't do anything because the driver update software didn't see any hardware to update.  I turned on debug output on the driver update script and it basically said nothing was applied since there was nothing to do. In my case with the P51 20HH, the driver files are all there but there is zero evidence (Device Manger, etc) that any of them are in use.  I don't have Optane, RAID, etc.  Microsoft update sees the driver as an old version so it won't do the Windows update.  Meanwhile, the Intel driver install packages don't see the driver as usable, so it won't apply the update!  It is a lock out.  So, my solution for the P51 20HH was to rename C:\Windows\System32\drivers\iaStorA.sys to something else.   Proceed with caution with this solution, because if your machine is really using RST, this could cause your storage to become inaccessable, which might put you in a bad boot loop and require a BIOS boot to recovery media.  You should absolutely verify that Device Manager (Storage controllers) does not list anything Intel.  Renaming the driver requires admin priv... Read more

A:P51 fails to update Windows 10 Update 1903 due to Intel driver RST incompatiblity

I have a P51 20HH and it refuses to update to Windows 10 1903 due to a complaint of an old version of the Intel RST driver.  I tried following all the instructions to update the driver at both the Intel site, and the official RST driver here on the Lenovo site for P51 downloads.  None actually did anything.  They appeared to work, but actually didn't do anything because the driver update software didn't see any hardware to update.  I turned on debug output on the driver update script and it basically said nothing was applied since there was nothing to do. In my case with the P51 20HH, the driver files are all there but there is zero evidence (Device Manger, etc) that any of them are in use.  I don't have Optane, RAID, etc.  Microsoft update sees the driver as an old version so it won't do the Windows update.  Meanwhile, the Intel driver install packages don't see the driver as usable, so it won't apply the update!  It is a lock out.  So, my solution for the P51 20HH was to rename C:\Windows\System32\drivers\iaStorA.sys to something else.   Proceed with caution with this solution, because if your machine is really using RST, this could cause your storage to become inaccessable, which might put you in a bad boot loop and require a BIOS boot to recovery media.  You should absolutely verify that Device Manager (Storage controllers) does not list anything Intel.  Renaming the driver requires admin priv... Read more

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I have a P51 20HH and it refuses to update to Windows 10 1903 due to a complaint of an old version of the Intel RST driver.  I tried following all the instructions to update the driver at both the Intel site, and the official RST driver here on the Lenovo site for P51 downloads.  None actually did anything.  They appeared to work, but actually didn't do anything because the driver update software didn't see any hardware to update.  I turned on debug output on the driver update script and it basically said nothing was applied since there was nothing to do. In my case with the P51 20HH, the driver files are all there but there is zero evidence (Device Manger, etc) that any of them are in use.  I don't have Optane, RAID, etc.  Microsoft update sees the driver as an old version so it won't do the Windows update.  Meanwhile, the Intel driver install packages don't see the driver as usable, so it won't apply the update!  It is a lock out.  So, my solution for the P51 20HH was to rename C:\Windows\System32\drivers\iaStorA.sys to something else.   Proceed with caution with this solution, because if your machine is really using RST, this could cause your storage to become inaccessable, which might put you in a bad boot loop and require a BIOS boot to recovery media.  You should absolutely verify that Device Manager (Storage controllers) does not list anything Intel.  Renaming the driver requires admin priv... Read more

A:P51 fails to update Windows 10 Update 1903 due to Intel driver RST incompatiblity

I have a P51 20HH and it refuses to update to Windows 10 1903 due to a complaint of an old version of the Intel RST driver.  I tried following all the instructions to update the driver at both the Intel site, and the official RST driver here on the Lenovo site for P51 downloads.  None actually did anything.  They appeared to work, but actually didn't do anything because the driver update software didn't see any hardware to update.  I turned on debug output on the driver update script and it basically said nothing was applied since there was nothing to do. In my case with the P51 20HH, the driver files are all there but there is zero evidence (Device Manger, etc) that any of them are in use.  I don't have Optane, RAID, etc.  Microsoft update sees the driver as an old version so it won't do the Windows update.  Meanwhile, the Intel driver install packages don't see the driver as usable, so it won't apply the update!  It is a lock out.  So, my solution for the P51 20HH was to rename C:\Windows\System32\drivers\iaStorA.sys to something else.   Proceed with caution with this solution, because if your machine is really using RST, this could cause your storage to become inaccessable, which might put you in a bad boot loop and require a BIOS boot to recovery media.  You should absolutely verify that Device Manager (Storage controllers) does not list anything Intel.  Renaming the driver requires admin priv... Read more

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Windows 7 showed a notification that there was a problem in the Action Center. It said that there was a driver update and prompted me to download "15.49_nforce_winvista_win7_64bit_international_whql

Now immediately after installing Windows Update wants to update my display driver and four other NVidia drivers.... Any idea what's going on?

How do I tell if 15.49 is the latest and greatest update for my chipset?

My INfo:

Win 7 Home Premium SP1
64 bit version


Thanks in advance for any info you can provide...

A:Windows Update wants to update after installing 15.49_nforce_winvista_

You can check with HP site for your make/model and see what's the latest driver that they have listed. You can go to Nvidia site and use the auto detect or search manually for the latest driver.

HP Pavilion Elite m9517c Desktop PC | HP? Support
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

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Windows Update launched when I shut my computer down last night and was still at same screen after running all night. I shut computer off and on and still at same screen after 2 hours. Now what?

A:Windows Update hung at installing update 1 of 1

post the file called "windowsupdate.log" which is located in C:\Windows

Also run microsoft fixit tool http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to help my Aunt with an issue with her computer but have ended up at a dead end.

The initial problem was that she was having problems getting updates, including SP1 to install. I have read through various threads on this board to find tips on this and most seemed to suggest that I run the System Upgrade Readiness tool.

But I can't seem to run this either. Every time it runs I get a message asking me to install a hotfix (KB947821). KB947821 just appears to be the SUR tool but when the install process starts it just hangs up and never finishes. Everything I've tried, including running the Microsoft diagnostics tool, can't fix this.

I've seen other threads that suggest resetting windows update using a .bat file. So I tried that as well. Now when I run Windows update it says that I need to "install an update for Windows Update". But when I try this I get an error message saying an error occurred and quoting error code 800736B3.

I've attached what I think is the CheckSUR log file.

I seem now to have run out of ideas. Any help anyone can give would be most appreciated.

A:Issues installing SP1 and Windows Update update

Sometimes you can have better luck by downloading the Service Pack and installing it directly, rather than using Windows Update.

Download: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

For 32 bit Windows, you need the last file listed. 537 MB

For 64 bit Windows, you need the next to last file listed. 903 MB.

Might help, might not.

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Windows Update is not telling me I need or can update my Wireless networking, but Intel's Update Driver Utility says I should and is offering the update. How would you recommend I proceed?

A:Should I trust Intel's Driver Update utility or Windows Update?

G'day Rolo,

The difference between the two drivers is that the Windows one is digital signed/tested by Microsoft. I would say that unless the Intel one delivers more benefit than the Windows one, and everything works as expected, then there is no need to update.

You often see this with graphics card drivers too, for example.

Regards,
Golden

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Recently Windows updated my Intel HD Graphics 630 driver. A few days later the same driver was released on Dell's driver support page.
Is there any correlation between Windows Update and Dell's drivers? Who does update the drivers Microsoft themselves or Dell needs to release the driver to Microsoft?
As this is the first time when Windows updated the driver is this how the Intel HD Graphics drivers are to be kept up-to-date via Windows Update?

A:Windows Update vs Dell Update - Intel HD Graphics 530/630 Driver

ZINGAM,
Referring to the Intel HD graphics driver.
Windows gets code from Intel for the driver and they will implement it in the OS. Dell also gets code from Intel and will release it. Also, Intel will post the driver on their site to download. You can uninstall the Microsoft driver if you choose and install the Dell update driver. 

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Hiya, just a while I ago I tried to install the NVidia driver update in my windows update but it says it failed after trying to install. Was wondering could this corrupt my video card driver or registery or can anything be done to make this error like it never happened before? Currently I'm using a GTX 460 with NVidia driver version 311.06 , many thanks.

A:nvidia driver update failed in windows update

go to windows update, click on the "View update history" link, find the driver that failed to install, double click on it and post the error code in this thread.

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On Windows 10 Pro, Version 1511, Build 10586, I've hidden troublesome Nvidia driver updates, using the wushowhide troubleshooter package for Windows 10.

Even with the updates hidden, the next time an update check/cycle is triggered, the Nvidia driver updates are detected and installed. Upon rebooting normally after the driver updates are installed, I see a Windows STOP error (blue screen of death) shortly after signing on Windows.

I can remove the driver updates by uninstalling the associated applications/packages through the Programs and Features control panel. I've also tried to first remove the display adapter in Device Manager, selecting the option to Delete the driver software for this device then removing the associated applications/packages in Programs and Features. As long as I do this before rebooting (after the driver updates are installed), I don't see STOP errors and I can then install an older Nvidia driver that works without STOP errors. If the driver update happens to slip in unnoticed, I can reboot in Safe Mode, sign on and proceed with driver application/package removal, then reboot normally.

The latest (but older) Nvidia driver published by Dell for this laptop apparently works fine (no STOP errors):

But the latest "compatible" Nvidia driver from Windows Update produces frustrating STOP errors, resulting in a largely unusable system:

I've also tried this method to blocking/hiding the Nvidia driver updates, but the result is the same: W... Read more

A:Can't hide NVIDIA driver update in Windows Update

I'm cautiously optimistic I found a reasonable workaround (requires the Pro edition of Windows), by using AppLocker to disallow executables signed by Nvidia to run. This way I can leave the Windows Update service enabled and don't need to constantly fight the Nvidia driver updates that I supposedly "hid" using the wushowhide troubleshooter. For anyone else in this or a similar predicament:

Right-click the Start button and click Run, or use the + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command dialog.

In the Open text box, type gpedit and click OK.

Expand Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Application Control Policies > AppLocker > Executable Rules. Right-click in the pane on the right and click Create New Rule... In my case, I created a Publisher rule with action Deny for Everyone, and used an Nvidia driver installer file as the reference file to capture the Publisher information.

Create exceptions as necessary. Since I want the older (already installed) Nvidia driver of my choice to function, I created a wildcard Path exception for the Nvidia Program Files folder.



Hope this is helpful...

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Hi,
I see that in the Anniversary I can't no more AVOID the automatic search and download of drivers.

I want to STOP this, I want myself to choice my driver and update them.

I read that in "gpedit.msc" > "Windows Update" > "Do not include drivers with WU" > ENABLE

And I did, BUT, Windows Update still see drivers to update such Intel HD, Touchpad, etc.

Why?

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I have a Gigabyte BA-B85N Phoenix Wifi rev 1.1 motherboard, so when I try to install the WLAN driver off of Gigabyte's website, I get to the install screen and get "error update.cpp 1185". I have tried letting windows install the driver through device manager and opening the local folder, but to no avail. I get the same error.

I have also tried running it as administrator, redownloading the driver, and all that. I still get the same error. Any ideas? I just need to get wifi working.

I am running Windows 8 Pro 64bit. Thanks!

edit: I am assuming WLAN is the correct driver to install in order to get Wifi working, if I am wrong please correct me.

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hi im trying to install the pc game called "Two Worlds" and it says i need the driver "AGEIA phys x driver 2.7.0" every time i do it says "Fatal Error" "the installation was not completed due to a premature error"
what do i need to do in order to install this driver?

A:Windows Vista Is Not Installing This Driver "AGEIA PhysX driver 2.7.0"

I have the same issue and have not been able to resolve it...Help!

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Windows continually fails to update this module:
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2952664) -I have retried over and over, it continues to fail.
Error in windows update is:
Error: "WindowsUpdate_00003701" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"
So far there has been no solution provided.

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TOSHIBA driver update for TOSHIBA x86 ACPI-Compliant Value Added Logical and General Purpose Device

Today, I had a driver update from Toshiba while checking for updates.

A restart was required.

Can someone please tell me what this update is for?

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Hello, I was a USRobotics Network Card model 7900A and I am trying to install the card onto the computer but it says it is not for the OS. It worked fine in Vista is there anything I can do to make it work?

A:Installing Driver on Windows 7

it seems the people who made this card have not yet made drivers for windows 7 as shown here http://www.usr.com/support/s-windows.asp what you may want to do is run it as administrator if that dose not work set it to run as vista not just normal install

if them 2 options do not work you can only save that page and keep looking back or email them asking when they will make drivers for your card to work with windows 7

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I bought a brand new computer asus had it for about 3 months and got the blue screen of death I tryed re-installing windows 7 but when i am setting it up it does not detect my hard drive to install it on i did not change any settings or unscrew anything can someone please help me
Thank you
Il apperciate any suggestions step by step is the best

A:No Driver/Harddrive when installing windows

set sata to be seen as ide in the bios

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I apologize for the typo on the thread title

I installed a new beta graphics driver (zonescreen), this caused a BSOD. Now my computer wiill not boot, it gets past POST, and I can get into BIOS and a Ubuntu Live session, but if I try to boot into windows, I get a blinking white underscore in the top left corner for a few seconds, then a black screen until it restarts about 5 minutes later. What I want to know is if there is a way to either reinstall, update, or rollback the driver, without being able to boot.

A:Installing driver when windows won't boot

Hi geekman2,

Have you tried booting into Advanced Boot Options (F8) and choosing
Last Known Good Configuration?







Quote:
Last Known Good Configuration:
Starts Windows 7 with the most recent registry and driver configurations that worked successfully. Every time you turn your computer off and Windows 7 shuts down successfully, important system settings are saved in the registry. You can use those settings to start your computer if a problem occurs. For example, if a new driver for your video card is causing problems, or an incorrect registry setting is preventing Windows 7 from starting correctly, you can restart your computer using Last Known Good Configuration.



Please follow this tutorial:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/666-advanced-boot-options.html

Then once booted you can remove the driver.

cheers

Dave

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Hey guys, I've read a bunch of posts of this happening to people too but it doesn't seem like there was a permanent solution to any of them. I just installed windows 7 on a dell dimension 3000 and im using the onboard video. Everytime i reboot it wants to automatically install the "Standard VGA Display Driver" even though I uninstall it and install the Intel Display Driver that works much better and actually plays movies. I even moved the display.inf out of the windows folder but now when i restart it still trys to install another driver over the one i have and just says that it cant find the driver for the device. And since I cant install the drivers then plug the device in, i'm kind of stuck in a rut right now. Any suggestions? I really appreciate it.

A:Windows 7 keeps installing its own driver restart

Hi cland410 and welcome to the forums. Download this driver and see if it installs without any issues. Download Link: http://download.cnet.com/Video-Intel-845-G-GL-Integrated-Video-Driver-Version-A01/3000-2108_4-106223.html

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Hi guys, hope somebody could help me with this, I've installed the RTM for Windows 7 build 7600 x64, Windows automatically assigned the driver for my 9800GT video card, there's no problem with the display but it lacks the Nvidia Control Panel, w/c I really need.

I've rushed to the nearest download center of Nvidia and downloaded the newest driver compatible with windows 7, actual file I've downloaded is: 190.38_desktop_win7_winvista_64bit_english_whql

It took certain amount of time to install but after a bit(around the middle of the progress of the actual drivers installing) the dialog for Physix appeared asking me for language preference. Chose 'English' then the progress bar whized by and the 'Finished' screen appears with the message: "The system was not modified please, tried installing it again later", being a good boy, I tried installing it again , but the same error appears.

Hope somebody could shed some light to this, many thanks!

A:Installing 9800GT driver in Windows 7

Hi there, Welcome to Sevenforums.
Try installing using Administrator Settings, Just a guess.

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When I install windows 10, it works just fine. But installing amd graphics driver makes my pc extremely slow. Even the cursor takes 10-20 seconds to react to mouse movement. I have tried the driver available in hp drivers and softwares page as well as the latest compatible driver from AMD website. I faced this problem in a previous build of windows 10 and after the anniversary update its still doesn't work. I have tried clean install of windows 10 along with the driver. But nothing seems to work. What else am I missing? any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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I recently purchased a new Sony VAIO. Soon after I then purchased a Samsung SSD, I originally intended on cloning the original VAIO drive but I found this to be more trouble than it was worth as Norton Ghost was having trouble recognising partitions on the original drive and more importantly I wanted to get away from all of the Vaio's bloatware.

So I opted to install a fresh Windows 7 using a genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OEM DVD. I fitted the SSD, got to the Windows 7 install screen, selected my language, the installer progressed for a couple of seconds and then stopped and complained about a missing CD/DVD Driver with the option to browse and select the driver.

I've tried attaching the original drive via USB and selecting numerous drivers from c:\windows\system32\driverstore folder but with no success. I also booted back into the original drive and used Double Driver to backup the DVD driver and then tried to use them during the install. I even ran the installation from a bootable Win 7 USB drive but it still complained about the missing CD/DVD drivers.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated as I'm running out of ideas and hair to pull.

Cheers
Tommy

A:Installing Windows 7 OEM - CD/DVD Driver Missing

Hello Tommy, welcome to Seven Forums!


As a long shot and if you still have a bootable Windows OS, have a look at the tutorial linked below as another option and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.Clean Install Windows 7 from the Windows 7 Desktop

Clean Install Windows 7 from the Windows XP Desktop


Though it's more than likely the ISO you acquired for the install as that issue is generaly because of a bad installer and another may sort it for you.Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River

Use ImgBurn to burn the ISO to a DVD, at no greater than 4x speed with a verify.ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software

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While I was installing a driver for my graphics card windows suddenly restarted but its not turning on. My screen doesn't work neither my keyboard and mouse. What should I do?
 

A:Windows restarting while installing driver

what driver was you installing , from what source
- was it the correct driver
see if you can start the PC in safemode - as the PC starts tap F8 - should get a menu - choose safemode
Any errors reported as it starts up
What windows version was on the PC
Whats the make and model of the PC
 

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Hi all, hope someone can impart some words of wisdom regards the following! I am running Windows 10 on my laptop and when running the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant to install the most recent version it advises that all criteria for updating are ok (including disk space) but then stops installation advising not enough disk space. As far as I can see the Upgrade assitant tries to install to my recovery drive which is more or less full with files showing an HP warning 'Recovery Partition' message. The laptop has 1tb of memory that I'm hardly using. Can I somehow get the update to install to my hard drive as opposed to the recovery drive? Is this the right solution? I'm really no expert and am thinking of popping into the computer shop on my high street and paying them to take the pain away, but I thought I'd give this forum a whirl first to see if there is an easy solution? I've searched quite extensively online for a solution & there's nothing I can find that helps. Thanks in advance to any respondees!!! Simon.

A:Installing update to Windows 10

Hey Simon, If you are already running Windows 10, the upgrade assistant won't tell you anything that you don't already know.  The new Anniversary Update for Windows 10 will install on your computer. -wes

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