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    Jon Guest

    Latest drivers

    I have 2 Vista PCs and the drivers on my oem's website (dell) are more recent
    than my current one. Both my Vista PCs have automatic update on and I have
    manully checked both for updates needing my permission to install but the
    drivers are not there. My question is with my XP PCs Windows update had all
    the latest driver why is this not the same for Vista?

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  3. #2


    P. Di Stolfo Guest

    Re: Latest drivers

    Hello,

    I'm not very well informed about the Windows Update process, but I think the
    drivers that are provided that way have to be integrated and verified in
    Windows Update, so I think driver updates by Dell are not displayed in it
    because they are not delivered by Windows Update itself.

    Please correct me, this can easily be a silly remark. I'm sorry if I confuse
    anybody.

    Greetings,
    P. Di Stolfo

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    >I have 2 Vista PCs and the drivers on my oem's website (dell) are more
    >recent
    > than my current one. Both my Vista PCs have automatic update on and I
    > have
    > manully checked both for updates needing my permission to install but the
    > drivers are not there. My question is with my XP PCs Windows update had
    > all
    > the latest driver why is this not the same for Vista?



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  4. #3


    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: Latest drivers

    Your PC manufacturer will most probably always have newer drivers than Windows
    Update.

    The manufacturer of a PC component will have even newer drivers than Dell.
    Although, Dell may have gone through further compatibility tests of drivers on
    their particular systems.

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    "Jon" <Jon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9FCD66E0-1F07-402D-9177-4A065E9116BF@microsoft.com...
    >I have 2 Vista PCs and the drivers on my oem's website (dell) are more recent
    > than my current one. Both my Vista PCs have automatic update on and I have
    > manully checked both for updates needing my permission to install but the
    > drivers are not there. My question is with my XP PCs Windows update had all
    > the latest driver why is this not the same for Vista?




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  5. #4


    David B. Guest

    Re: Latest drivers

    I recommend to never use Windows Update for drivers, always use the OEM.
    Windows update does not list drivers on OEM's websites, it lists those
    provided to Microsoft from the hardware mfg's, and they are usually not
    current, and in my experience can cause major problems.

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    "Jon" <Jon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9FCD66E0-1F07-402D-9177-4A065E9116BF@microsoft.com...
    >I have 2 Vista PCs and the drivers on my oem's website (dell) are more
    >recent
    > than my current one. Both my Vista PCs have automatic update on and I
    > have
    > manully checked both for updates needing my permission to install but the
    > drivers are not there. My question is with my XP PCs Windows update had
    > all
    > the latest driver why is this not the same for Vista?



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  6. #5


    Wayne Wastier Guest

    Re: Latest drivers


    "David B." <brooks.dj@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:765B8C2F-0AA5-47A9-88F6-39ECC4D54030@microsoft.com...
    >I recommend to never use Windows Update for drivers, always use the OEM.
    > Windows update does not list drivers on OEM's websites, it lists those
    > provided to Microsoft from the hardware mfg's, and they are usually not
    > current, and in my experience can cause major problems.
    >


    I second that. I have seen too many systems go south by installing
    "updated" drivers from Windows Update. Usually they turn out to be older
    than what you are presently using.


    Wayne


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