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interfering vista!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by intheaisle, Feb 16, 2007.

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  1. intheaisle

    intheaisle Thread Starter

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    hey,
    I want to install the proper manafacturer drivers for my belkin wireless usb adapter but when i try to install from cd the device manager window comes up with a 'windows has determined your drivers are up to date'. Even tho the driver vista has installed is a generic WLAN driver dated 22/12/2006. Unfortunately there's no setup.exe or anything just the raw driver files. Is there anyway you can bypass vista's 'decision' and actually install what you want to??
    cheers for any help,

    DG
     
  2. uhaligani

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    You obviously have the correct drivers so the operation is not too difficult. Go to the Device manager and right click the Belkin. Uninstall the existing drivers. Select update drivers and, at the next window, select "Browse my computer..etc" select the path to your legit drivers (XP drivers have been known to sometimes work) and let the computer get on with it. Make sure you have ticked off the small square in the second windows "include subdirectories"
     
  3. Triple6

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    Is the driver on the CD Vista compatible? If not then it won't install it. On the other hand if the wireless works then you don't need to update the driver.
     
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