Re: Should I install this driver
I am having the same problem as Nikilet. I've been computing along for
months with no video problems, then suddenly a few days ago I wake up to a
"new hardware is being detected and installed" when I log in... *drumroll*
it's my NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE.
After digging around for awhile, I just decided to go to NVIDIA's website
and download the latest driver. I did, and I installed it. Everything
looked good... the next morning, I got the same thing! PC was restarted, and
"new hardware"... Vista reverted the driver from the most recent mfr's
driver, back to one handed out by Windows Update from april 2009. I even
tried disabling UAC, removing the old drivers in safe mode, reinstalling the
new mfr's WHQL drivers in safe mode..... everything installs, works, no
problem... but by the end of the day, Windows Update shows an "important
update" for the video card! I even UNCHECKED the update so it wouldn't
install.... same thing each morning: have rebooted and "installing new
I'm baffled by this, and frustrated that Vista won't let me use the latest
and greatest driver software for my hardware.
Any other ideas ??? Thanks for any help or advice you can offer!
"Richard Urban" wrote:
> "Nikilet" <Nikilet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > BitDefender is showing me that I have an update that isn't installed. I
> > went
> > to Windows Update and it is showing a driver update as follows:
> > nVidia - Display - NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE April 2009 update
> > If this update came out in April why is it just now coming through my
> > Windows Update?
> > Should I install this or is it going to leave me with a bunch of new
> > problems to deal with?
> > If someone can advise me on this I would appreciate it so much.
> The latest video drivers for your video system should be downloaded from the
> manufacturers web site. The drivers on Windows Update are sometimes a
> version or two dated. They can only offer that which the manufacturer
> supplies to them. There is a time lag it seems.
> Richard Urban
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Desktop Experience & Security