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Atheros Driver

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    Join Date : Apr 2009
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    Atheros Driver

    I am running Vista 64 bit on my laptop.

    I have "Atheros Driver Installation Program" on my list of programs, showing an install date of 8/7/09. I do not recall installing this program. Can anyone tell me if this was part of an auto update from Microsoft?

    My computer has started to run slow the last few day I am wondering if this is why. Am I safe to remove this to see if that is where my problem is?

    Thanks!

    ckb

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    Join Date : Jul 2009
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    Re: Atheros Driver

    Last edited by Ardneh; 10 Aug 2009 at 14:03.
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    Join Date : Apr 2009
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    Re: Atheros Driver

    I'd already spent some time on their site but couldn't find the answers I was looking for. I am set up wireless so yes naturally I don't want to lose that.

    I'm still interested in more feedback as to how this got on my system and if it's necessary on top of what was on my computer when I bought it 4 months ago.

    Thanks!

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    Join Date : Jul 2009
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    Re: Atheros Driver

    Generally drivers improve performance of the hardware you have installed, and occassionally Vista does download new drivers. The slowdown you are experiencing can be caused by any number of issues. Firstly, open up msconfig and diable unneeded startup items. Google any you don't know, such as "hkcmd (which is safe to disable) intel startup item disable".

    Use an updated antivirus suite. I use Norton 360 v3.5. Scan your pc and then download any new updates for windows.

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    Re: Atheros Driver

    Thank you so much for your input - I'll give that a try to see if it helps.

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