RE: Installation problem
Drivers are getting to be an ugly affair with Vista. Vendors didn't want to
pay the money to Microsoft to get Digitally Certified Signatures when they
wrote their drivers for XP, so you get a message during installation stating
such. The problem is: Some of these vendors don't follow Microsoft rules when
it comes to writing to the system folders or protected areas of the registry.
With Vista, you can force the installation by right-clicking the executable
and selecting Run as Administrator. This will cause one of three effects:
1. The program (driver) will install and everything will work beautifully.
2. The program (driver) will install, but the files will be given incorrect
permissions or incomplete registration resulting in their failure when called
3. The program (driver) will install, overwriting core system files or
registry components resulting in your copy of Vista becoming "Not Genuine"
forcing you to Restore or Re-install. (2%)
The odds are given as percentages and are my summation of forums complaining
in these areas.
Microsoft wants their OS to work correctly and MS wants the vendors to
follow the rules, even if they have to pay for it. You have just become the
driving force to make this happen.
> When i install vista and try to install my wireless usb adapter Airlink plus
> 802.11g usb adapter it says that it can't find the driver and won't install
> it. I put the driver cd that came with it and installed it but it still said
> the same message. I can't find any vista drivers for it and people say they
> have so can someone find a vista driver for it?
> The model number is Awll3025.