Driver Updates is Greyed Out. So i cant download drivers

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Brandon, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. Brandon

    Brandon Guest

    Can someone please help me with this. I want to keep up
    to date with my drivers but I can't if the update driver
    is greyed out. Can someone please help me fix this
    problem?
     
    Brandon, Oct 20, 2003
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  2. Brandon

    me Guest

    Brandon,
    Which version of windows are you using? And what drivers
    are you trying to keep current? I would suggest visiting
    the web site(s) of the company which made the hardware you
    want to keep updated - that is where you should 1st look
    for most current drivers. I have found that this is more
    reliable than what shows up on the windows update site. I
    would recommend the windows update site to find drivers
    only as a last resort, for example, if the maker of your
    hardware no longer supports what you purchased...
     
    me, Oct 20, 2003
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  3. Brandon

    Guest Guest

    ANYWAY, THE DRIVER UPDATES LINK SHOULDN'T BE GRAYED OUT !!!
    MUST BE A PROBLEM WITH THE SITE ...
    SAME PROBLEM FOR ME WITH FRESH WIN-XP (ENG) PRO INSTALL
     
    Guest, Oct 20, 2003
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  4. Brandon

    me Guest

    ANYWAY, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO STATE WHAT HW/DRIVER PROBLEM
    YOU ARE HAVING ON YOUR COMPUTER. THAT IS A COMPLETELY
    SEPERATE ISSUE FROM A GREYED OUT LINK WHICH MOST LIKELY
    WOULDN'T BE NEARLY AS USEFUL/IMPORTANT AS A NON-GREYED OUT
    LINK ON THE WEBSITE OF WHATEVER COMPANY MADE YOUR
    HARDWARE.
    AND WHY EXACTLY SHOULDN'T WINDOWS UPDATE SITE HAVE A
    GREYED OUT LINK??? HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THAT MAYBE THERE
    ARE NO UPDATED DRIVERS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR SYS CONFIG???
    WOULD YOU PREFER A NON-GREYED OUT LINK WHICH OPENS A PAGE
    WHICH SAYS "THERE ARE NO DRIVER UPDATES AVAILABLE FOR YOUR
    COMPUTER"? SILLY QUESTION: OBVIOUSLY YOU WOULD.
    ALSO, YES, THERE MAY BE A PROBLEM WITH THE SITE, BUT THAT
    HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING IF YOU ARE ACTUALLY HAVING
    A DRIVER PROBLEM. IF THAT WERE THE CASE, YOU WOULD HAVE AT
    LEAST CHECKED YOUR HW MAKERS SITE FOR UPDATES (HECK, MAYBE
    EVEN SPECIFICALLY STATED THAT YOU HAD DONE SO) BEFORE
    WHINING ABOUT A GREY LINK. IF YOUR PRIMARY INTEREST IS
    COMPLAINING ABOUT A GREY LINK - WITHOUT EVEN HINTING AT
    WHAT TYPE OF DRIVER PROBLEM YOU ARE HAVING - WELL, CARRY
    ON SOLDIER.
     
    me, Oct 20, 2003
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  5. drivers since restoring my computer on 10-15-03. I
    understand what the guy is saying about getting updates
    from vendors, but some lesser manufactures are way, way ,
    way behind on updated drivers =Emachines. In this case,
    I have "s-3 prosavage ddr integrated graphics" which
    Emachines didn't update. Before I restored my computer
    on 10-15-03 I was able to get a "signed" updated driver
    for my exact chip. Now it won't even scan for driver
    updates. Although all other updaes scan and download
    fine. It isn't worth sitting on the phone for an hour
    to get Emachines to maybe listen to me. The driver is
    over a yr old(direct X 9 has since come out). Bottom
    line is there is a problem with a new patch released by
    microsoft, or a change in the update software since the
    last time I freshly downloaded from the site before the
    restore on 10-15-03. And also to the individual who
    commented, it really has nothing to do with what type of
    hardware the guy has. Microsoft has yet another problem
    we have to deal with, with no free easy way to tell them
    or get immiediate feedback..And the S-3 driver isn't
    easilly downloaded from S-3 site, it is very generic and
    the version (update) is dicernable unless you are a
    programmer.

    Fix the problem Microsoft or let us know you are aware
    of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!TJ
     
    The Final Word \(or maybe not\), Oct 20, 2003
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  6. Brandon

    Kamal Guest

    Microsoft are aware of the prob;em and are trying to fix it.
     
    Kamal, Oct 20, 2003
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