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A Question About Updating Drivers

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by flavallee, Oct 20, 2003.

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  1. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    I would appreciate some input on this.

    If someone was planning to upgrade from one version of Windows to another(example: 95 OSR2 to 98SE), would it be more feasible to download and install updated drivers for the newer version of Windows before making the Windows upgrade, or would it be more feasible to download and save them and then install them after making the Windows upgrade?


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  2. GwizJoe

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    hmm...
    Well...,since upgrades usually contain more recent drivers in their catalogs,I'd be inclined to do the needed driver updates after the upgrade.And,I wouldn't want the system to be "confused" from an update that was trying to be used prior to the upgrade.I am not sure that a 95 system would like to run on 2K drivers for video,sound,etc.You might even have some real problems with system drivers at that point...,but I suppose it could be done for a brief time.
     
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    G_J:

    I tend to agree with you that updating the drivers after making the Windows upgrade would be the more feasible way of doing it. I just wanted to see if anyone disagreed on this and had some other opinions or thoughts about it. Thanks. :)

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