Is it good to update your drivers to the latest "Vista Compatible" version if you plan to stay with

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Juan I. Cahis, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Dear friends:

    Is it good to update your drivers to the latest "Vista Compatible"
    version if you plan to stay, for the moment, with XP?

    Any hint?


    Thanks
    Juan I. Cahis
    Santiago de Chile (South America)
    Note: Please forgive me for my bad English, I am trying to improve it!
     
    Juan I. Cahis, Mar 24, 2007
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  2. Juan I. Cahis

    dean-dean Guest

    Hi Juan,

    If you are currently operating XP, then you should only install a driver
    that is compatible with your operating system. Read what operating system a
    driver update is for. If it's for Vista only, it won't work on XP. Some
    drivers are compatible across more than one operating system, but the
    download information will clearly state what system the driver will work on.

    Dear friends:

    Is it good to update your drivers to the latest "Vista Compatible"
    version if you plan to stay, for the moment, with XP?

    Any hint?


    Thanks
    Juan I. Cahis
    Santiago de Chile (South America)
    Note: Please forgive me for my bad English, I am trying to improve it!
     
    dean-dean, Mar 24, 2007
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  3. Juan I. Cahis,

    In the future - if you feel your post is relevant to more than one
    newsgroup - please cross-post.

    You have muliti-posted here and that only complicates things for you and for
    those who might be inclined to assist you.

    If you look at your other postings (in microsoft.public.windows.tabletpc
    and microsoft.public.windowsxp.general) you will note responses.

    If you had chosen to cross-post the message here and there - you would have
    two responses on all of them - if the responders followed convention.

    Your posts are:
    http://groups.google.com/groups/pro...AA8RmZNVVroGn09MjiilBE6pOICbl7H4evdP-1gEW1g9w

    As for your answer - I will repeat it...

    Unless you are running Windows Vista - you have no need for Windows Vista
    drivers.

    If these are 'unified' drivers for Windows XP/Windows Vista - sure - you
    could do that.


    However - if you are not having ISSUES with your system as it is - if you do
    not need new features that *may* exist with new drivers or if you are not
    having any trouble with the device in question - there is little to no
    incentive to get new drivers anyway.
     
    Shenan Stanley, Mar 24, 2007
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  4. Juan I. Cahis

    Isaac Hunt Guest

    My opinion is that it it isn't broken don't fix it, unless you have a
    problem fixed with the newer drivers.
    This week on a Sony Vaio laptop running vista I was notified by Vaio
    update that new drivers for Vista were available.
    Went to the site, inputted my laptop model no etc & downloaded the drivers.

    Graphics driver wouldn't install, period.
    Soundcard driver did "upgrade" but wouldn't produce any sound.
    Did a roll back on the driver & had patchy sound, so have to remove all
    traces of the drivers & install the old one to get sound back properly.

    The rest of the drivers installed ok but offered me nothing new...in
    short, a waste of an hour.

    If your computer is running ok, leave it running ok.
     
    Isaac Hunt, Mar 24, 2007
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