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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by 24giovanni, 24 Jun 2006.

  1. 24giovanni

    24giovanni Banned

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    This might be a stupid question but I am going to ask it anyways, I have an older computer which connects to the internet without issue. What I want to do is delete the drivers for my sound card and network card so I can find it the old fashion way of d/l if from the manufactuers site instead of having a CD do it. Is it possible for me to delete the drivers for both and just get a generic driver connection so I can access the internet.

    I hope my questions makes sense.

    TIA
     
  2. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    Your post has made me confused.

    Why would you want to delete the drivers?
     
  3. Boswell

    Boswell Minimodder

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    Same as ramble... Why do you want to delete the drivers? And what does the sound card got to do with anything... if it works then theres no real reason to update its driver - only drivers thats need updating often (ish) are the graphics drivers, everything else can survive.
     
  4. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Download new drivers, uninstall old drivers, run new drivers.

    Uninstalling network drivers then trying to download is just stupid when the other way works fine.
     
  5. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Sound card drivers can cause issues in games too, so it's best to update them as well. It's not as common nowerdays as graphics drivers causing problems but it still happens occasionally.
     
  6. 24giovanni

    24giovanni Banned

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    Guys, I am in school and am trying to learn to d/l drivers from the net like they did 10 years ago insteadof depending on the CD to do it for me, hence the question.
     
  7. Ramble

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    It's not exactly much to learn. As specofdust said, find the drivers, download them, uninstall the old ones and then install the downloaded ones.
     
  8. specofdust

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    People still do that, it's common. I doubt a single one of my drivers is now from the CD's, I've had to update them all for various reasons and they're all from the net.

    Also giovanni, if you tell us when this is something you're doing for home, and when it's something you're doing for a school assignment we can better tailor our answers.

    My explanation of what to do should be sufficient tbh, there's not a whole lot more to it.
     
  9. 24giovanni

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    but it was something I was doing for my old home PC. It wasn't an assignment.
     
  10. Callum

    Callum What's a Dremel?

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    Well, search on Google for your hardware manufacturer's websites. They will all likely have a "Support" section, or a "Downloads" section. Search through that section for driver updates, and the specific driver for your model. Then download it. Most come as self-installing exe files, so when they are downloaded, double click the file and follow the instructions on screen.

    Ta-da!

    And I don't know about this 10 years ago business :p I downloaded all of mine, to update them...
     
  11. RR5

    RR5 What's a Dremel?

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    Lol 10 years ago, I'd bet drivers came on a floppy disc and not cd.

    It's kind of like this. New hardware in box, use supplied CD to get it up properly, then go download UPDATED drivers from the internet.

    Updated = newer, more features, and less bugs.
     
  12. cderalow

    cderalow bondage master!

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    ya... even now, most retail versions of things will come with a cd with the appropriate drivers on it

    windows has defaults in newer versions for very little hardware, and the defaults don't support all features
     
  13. koola

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    Dude - head check :eyebrow:

    If you want to d/l new drivers, then d/l them first before uninstalling your sound & network drivers. You could even use the Windows update to see if there're any new versions that are WHQL tested.
     

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