Keeping a copy of downloaded driver

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Man-wai Chang On +MS=V32B, May 8, 2009.

  1. When Vi$ta download and install a driver, where could I find it?

    Does Vi$ta log the event into c:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log?

    I would like to keep a copy of that driver so that when I re-install
    Vi$ta, I don't need to download it again. Also the driver might
    disappear in the future.

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    Man-wai Chang On +MS=V32B, May 8, 2009
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  2. Open WindowsUpdate.log in Notepad, and do a search for "drvs". Here's an
    The name of the log file is WindowsUpdate.log. Is it appropriate for
    Window$ Update only? Would "Searching for driver online" log to the
    exact same file?


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    Man-wai Chang On +MS=V32B, May 8, 2009
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  3. I don't think so. WindowsUpdate.log will only be of help to you if you
    installed the drivers from Windows Update.

    Another solution is to use a program called DriverBackup!, which you can
    download from this URL:

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/drvback/

    With this program you can export drivers that you have installed on your
    system.
     
    Jostein Klemmetsrud, May 8, 2009
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  4. The name of the log file is WindowsUpdate.log. Is it appropriate for
    Does "Searching for driver online" log to a file?
    Thanks. BTW, I have heard of another one called DriverMax.

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    / v \ Simplicity is Beauty! May the Force and Farce be with you!
    /( _ )\ (Ubuntu 9.04) Linux 2.6.29.2
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    Man-wai Chang On +MS=V32B, May 8, 2009
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  5. Man-wai Chang On +MS=V32B

    peter Guest

    My advice is to not let Vista install hardware drivers that are not MS
    related
    Go to the device manufacturers website and get the drivers from there.
    They are more up to date than any from the MS site...and you can save them
    to any folder on your HD

    peter
     
    peter, May 8, 2009
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  6. I have a webcam driver that's available only via Search Online for
    drivers (that's, only Micro$oft have it).

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    @[email protected] Might, Courage, Vision, SINCERITY.
    / v \ Simplicity is Beauty! May the Force and Farce be with you!
    /( _ )\ (Ubuntu 9.04) Linux 2.6.29.2
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    Man-wai Chang On +MS=V32B, May 9, 2009
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