Driver Install Problems? Check in here

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by Jason, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. Jason


    Sep 26, 2005
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    Here a few ways to help install drivers in vista beta. First there is the supplemental driver install. If your DVD doenst have it available you can use Beta 1 DVD to get the supplemental driver install to start.

    2nd there is the Device Manager. Once in Device Manager follow these steps to try and install the driver.

    1. point it to your XP partition and see if it will install from the XP driver

    2. extract the driver executable and In the extraction you should find a .inf file. Point the driver location in the device manager to these files and see if it will install this way.

    3. Point the install location to your vista cd or select to have it search all media.

    4. Try to install the executable in XP compatability mode. To get there right click on the executable and go to properties. Flip thru the tabs until you come across the compatability menu. Drop it down to XP.

    5. Try to manully force the driver install. Manual Driver Installation

    Manual installation of device drivers may be necessary if drivers are not successfully installed by running setup in XP Compatibility Mode. This is accomplished from Device Manager (right click Computer>Manage), by right clicking on the device>Update Driver>No, not this time>Next>Install from a specific location (Advanced)>Next>Include this location in the search>Browse – to the location containing the required drivers. It is necessary to extract the .inf, .sys and .cat driver files to a folder using a tool such as WinRar before you can manually install your drivers in this way.

    If these dont work then you are out of luck until your specific hardware company comes out w/ a vista compatible driver.
    Jason, Mar 2, 2006
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