ATI Technologies Inc. - MOBILITY RADEON update

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by ScottO, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. ScottO

    ScottO Guest

    I installed the "Critical" update for ATI Technologies Inc. - MOBILITY
    RADEON and now my machine continously gives me the Blue Screen of Death and
    reboot itself. I have a Evo N600c. I was able to recover by using Safe Mode,
    going to hp.com website, and installing the Radeon M6-P Driver for Windows
    XP.
    http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/EvoNotebook/us/download/13982.html

    I recommend Microsoft never make a device driver update a "Critical" update
    because of the way they it ties into Automatic Updates. I don't like the
    idea of getting "automatically" hosed up. <grin>

    Feel let down,

    Me.
     
    ScottO, Jan 31, 2005
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  2. ScottO

    Jerry Guest

    Your biggest mistake was updating video device drivers from the Microsoft
    site. It has been mentioned more than once in these newsgroups that you must
    ALWAYS get updates from the vendor. Period.
     
    Jerry, Jan 31, 2005
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  3. ScottO

    ScottO Guest

    I am very ok with that. I can handle this concept, but not the everyday
    Windows user.

    My main grip is that a video driver showed up as a Critical update which
    then kicked off the Automatic Updater which installed it. I like to think
    the Automatic Updater is somehow safe to use, but obviously I was sadly
    mistaken.

    Scott
     
    ScottO, Feb 7, 2005
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