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Old 01-03-2008
cheese
 

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recommended windows updates ruined my computer
i installed 2 recommended windows updates;
Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. - Video - SiS Mirage 3 Graphics
AND Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. - Networking - SiS191 100/10 Ethernet
Device
after installing these, my laptop is considerably slower and the Windows
Experience Index went down from 3.2 to 2.5.
ive tried uninstalling them but they're not on the list of installed updates
so i can't uninstall them!

HELP!!
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Old 01-03-2008
cheese
 

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RE: recommended windows updates ruined my computer
actually it wasn't recommended it was optional, but still help!!
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Old 01-03-2008
PA Bear
 

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Re: recommended windows updates ruined my computer
Two words: Driver rollback.

cheese wrote:
> i installed 2 recommended windows updates;
> Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. - Video - SiS Mirage 3 Graphics
> AND Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. - Networking - SiS191 100/10 Ethernet
> Device
> after installing these, my laptop is considerably slower and the Windows
> Experience Index went down from 3.2 to 2.5.
> ive tried uninstalling them but they're not on the list of installed
> updates
> so i can't uninstall them!
>
> HELP!!


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Old 01-03-2008
cheese
 

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Re: recommended windows updates ruined my computer
how do i do driver rollback?

thanks
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Old 01-03-2008
cheese
 

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Re: recommended windows updates ruined my computer


"cheese" wrote:

> how do i do driver rollback?
>
> thanks


figured out how to do rollback but the option was grayed out
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Old 01-04-2008
Shenan Stanley
 

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Re: recommended windows updates ruined my computer
cheese wrote:
> I installed 2 recommended windows updates:
>
> Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. - Video - SiS Mirage 3 Graphics
> and
> Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. - Networking - SiS191 100/10
> Ethernet Device
>
> After installing these, my laptop is considerably slower and the
> Windows Experience Index went down from 3.2 to 2.5.
> ive tried uninstalling them but they're not on the list of
> installed updates so I can't uninstall them!


cheese wrote:
> actually it wasn't recommended it was optional, but still help!!


PA Bear wrote:
> Two words: Driver rollback.


cheese wrote:
> how do i do driver rollback?


cheese wrote:
> figured out how to do rollback but the option was grayed out


Go to the manufacturer's web page(s) for the hardware product(s) in question
and install the proper driver(s) for the product(s) from there.

In the future - I would recommend that you not install any hardware related
drivers from Microsoft's update site. I say this because it is not *always*
the case - but sometimes the drivers Microsoft offered up are several
versions behind the actual drivers offereed by the manufacturer (since the
manufacturer has to submit them to Microsoft for approval, etc in order for
them to appear on the update site.) Sometimes - by the time they make it up
there - the manufacturer may have found issues with said released and
released new versions to remedy those issues.

Also - in the future - do not assume anyone here will have any clue as to
what Operating System you are running. Sure - you gave a hint by stating
that your "Windows Experience Index" has been reduced - but if someone did
not know what that was - they would not know (given where you posted and per
the lack of information given) what OS you had.

For those wondering:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...enceindex.mspx

In your case, cheese, you should likely visit the manufacturer of your
computer as a whole to ge the drivers you seek. (HP, IBM, Acer, Compaq,
Dell, etc...) I say this because SiS does not really sell their products -
but produces chipsets that get put into components sold by others. Your
best driver support for what looks to be your motherboard chipset and built
in video/network devices (into the motherboard likely) is from said company
whose brand name is on your computer.

However - since you gave the details...
http://www.sis.com/download/

That is where the chipset supported drivers can be obtained. I would
*still* recommend you take my previous advice about gett8ing said drivers
from the brand-name manufacturer of your entire computer.

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
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How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
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Old 01-07-2008
cheese
 

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Re: recommended windows updates ruined my computer
ok ive done this, intstalled the recomended driver for my os but it made it
worse, to the point where i could no longer run aero! how is this possible
when the driver is for windows vista? so the i installed mirage again cos
atleast with that i can run aero, but now the resolution of the screen is
messed up, everything is stretched, and cannot adjust it back in the
resolution settings. please help!
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