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optional Win 7 update

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by jetsguy, May 29, 2012.

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  1. jetsguy

    jetsguy Thread Starter

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    Does one need optional updates? The reason I ask is until recently i've had no problems with any update.This one just refuses to install Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller.(Error code 800F0203)Went through all the chanels, still no install. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Davey7549

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    Jetsguy: Just a word of caution.... It may be best to not load optional updates from Microsoft for hardware or software not related to Microsofts products. To update those non-related programs or hardware go directly to the manufacturers website and get updates there.
     
  3. pip22

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    It's an updated driver for your computer's wired (ethernet) network adapter. If your ethernet adapter is working okay with it's existing driver, you don't need that update anyway.

    It's a fallacy that if a newer driver exists you must install it. In fact, a new driver can often cause problems where none existed before. You only need to update a driver if the existing one is causing problems. Remember the golden rule, If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
     
  4. jetsguy

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    Thanks 4 the heads up guys.Its what I figured "Leave well enough alone".
     
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