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Old 05-08-2009
Man-wai Chang On +MS=V32B
 

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Keeping a copy of downloaded driver
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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Old 05-08-2009
Jostein Klemmetsrud
 

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Re: Keeping a copy of downloaded driver
On 08.05.2009 11:18, Man-wai Chang On +MS=V32B wrote:
> 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.
>


This has worked for me in the past:

Open WindowsUpdate.log in Notepad, and do a search for "drvs". Here's an
example:

2009-03-25 08:40:42:565 900 53c DnldMgr * Downloading from
http://www.download.windowsupdate.co...de6ed290b4.cab
to
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\9a43d71e5 6ecf7fc3c652524c5455fb9\f665ad984f9f877e66c966d585 e45ade6ed290b4
(full file).

There you have the URL (starting with "http:" and ends with ".cab") to
the driver cab file, so copy that URL into your browser and download it.

Inside the cab you will find the driver. You can extract the cab file
with 7-Zip (or probably any other archive utility).

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Re: Keeping a copy of downloaded driver
> Open WindowsUpdate.log in Notepad, and do a search for "drvs". Here's an
> example:


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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Old 05-08-2009
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Re: Keeping a copy of downloaded driver
On 08.05.2009 13:55, Man-wai Chang On +MS=V32B wrote:
>> Open WindowsUpdate.log in Notepad, and do a search for "drvs". Here's
>> an example:

>
> 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?


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.

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Re: Keeping a copy of downloaded driver
>> 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?

> I don't think so. WindowsUpdate.log will only be of help
> to you if you installed the drivers from Windows Update.


Does "Searching for driver online" log to a file?

> 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.


Thanks. BTW, I have heard of another one called DriverMax.

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Old 05-08-2009
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Re: Keeping a copy of downloaded driver
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

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"Man-wai Chang On +MS=V32B" <toylet.toylet@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>>> 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?

> > I don't think so. WindowsUpdate.log will only be of help
> > to you if you installed the drivers from Windows Update.

>
> Does "Searching for driver online" log to a file?
>
>> 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.

>
> Thanks. BTW, I have heard of another one called DriverMax.
>
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Old 05-09-2009
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Re: Keeping a copy of downloaded driver
peter wrote:
> 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


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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