Hi TaurArian -
Thanks - yes indeed, I did see this guidance elsewhere. It's
interesting though as there still seems to be a basic inconsistency
built into Vista.
For example, when I plugged in a legacy device (a 4-year-old web cam),
Vista tried to recognise it automatically. When it couldn't, it then
went out to the web looking for a compatible driver. This took me to
the Windows Update site and only at that point, I got the "log in as
Administrator" error. It seems fundamentally inconsistent to take the
user down a logical path which will wind up blocking access, and just
wasting the user's time.
Interestingly, I did tried the internal update links in the Control
Panel - same effect. The only way I got the camera installed, was to
visit the vendor's site, download the XP drivers and install them.
Might be time to buy a Mac ;-)
On Jun 7, 1:57*am, "TaurArian" <taurarianREMOVEC...@gmail.com> wrote:
> In Vista, the website has been replaced by Windows Update in Control Panel.. You cannot get
> to the Windows Update site in Vista.
> TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2008 - Update Serviceshttp://taurarian.mvps.org
> How to ask a question:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
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> "Chris" <ch...@ebooster.co.uk> wrote in message
> | Hi -
> | I've seen a few threads about this issue - effectively a user is
> | logged into Windows Vista as Administrator, yet Windows Update doesn't
> | recognise this.
> | For regular patches, this is ok as the inbuilt update tool in Vista
> | seems to work. *However, for some 3rd party drivers (i.e. an old
> | webcam I have) it's a massive headache.
> | The threads I've read (are several months old and) suggest a lot of
> | configuration, rebooting of systems and such. *I've tried a couple of
> | solutions to no avail.
> | Is anyone aware of an actual fix that's been released for this issue?
> | Has Microsoft considered not selling beta software to the general
> | public yet?
> | Thanks,
> | Chris