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Old 09-20-2008
5tulips
 

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Driver updates before SP3
Is there a list of drivers that SP3 will be looking at when it installs?

Would be a shame to install the whole thing and then find out SP3 needed to
know something.
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Old 09-20-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Driver updates before SP3
No, unlike Vista.

That being said, always check for such updates at the computer or hardware
device manufacturer's support website and consider installing the most
current versions.
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5tulips wrote:
> Is there a list of drivers that SP3 will be looking at when it installs?
>
> Would be a shame to install the whole thing and then find out SP3 needed
> to
> know something.


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Old 09-20-2008
5tulips
 

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Re: Driver updates before SP3
Thanks. If we ever install VISTA, I will know to look for that list.
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"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
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: No, unlike Vista.
:
: That being said, always check for such updates at the computer or hardware
: device manufacturer's support website and consider installing the most
: current versions.
: --
: ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
: MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
: AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
: DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
:
: 5tulips wrote:
: > Is there a list of drivers that SP3 will be looking at when it installs?
: >
: > Would be a shame to install the whole thing and then find out SP3 needed
: > to
: > know something.
:


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Old 09-21-2008
JS
 

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Re: Driver updates before SP3
One thing for sure is that SP3 does install a new FireWire driver on at
least some PCs.

JS

"5tulips" <5tulips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Is there a list of drivers that SP3 will be looking at when it installs?
>
> Would be a shame to install the whole thing and then find out SP3 needed
> to
> know something.
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Old 09-21-2008
5tulips
 

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Re: Driver updates before SP3
Well, that's good. I probably need one by now. Hadn't thought of that. Maybe
I'll just look and see if the updates has given me a recent Microsoft signed
one.
Just want to go down the list, but I have no idea what SP3 will be looking
for.
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5tulips
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"JS" <@> wrote in message news:%23rT3fI5GJHA.3628@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
: One thing for sure is that SP3 does install a new FireWire driver on at
: least some PCs.
:
: JS
:
: "5tulips" <5tulips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
: news:OvIJOG2GJHA.1156@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
: > Is there a list of drivers that SP3 will be looking at when it installs?
: >
: > Would be a shame to install the whole thing and then find out SP3 needed
: > to
: > know something.
: > --
: > 5tulips
: > -----------
: >
: >
:
:


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Old 09-21-2008
JS
 

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Re: Driver updates before SP3
The results of some testing I performed:
"Slipstream and Install Windows XP Using SP3 - Two roads to success"
http://www.pagestart.com/slipstreamsp3.html

JS
http://www.pagestart.com


"5tulips" <5tulips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Well, that's good. I probably need one by now. Hadn't thought of that.
> Maybe
> I'll just look and see if the updates has given me a recent Microsoft
> signed
> one.
> Just want to go down the list, but I have no idea what SP3 will be looking
> for.
> --
> 5tulips
> -----------
>
> "JS" <@> wrote in message news:%23rT3fI5GJHA.3628@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> : One thing for sure is that SP3 does install a new FireWire driver on at
> : least some PCs.
> :
> : JS
> :
> : "5tulips" <5tulips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> : news:OvIJOG2GJHA.1156@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> : > Is there a list of drivers that SP3 will be looking at when it
> installs?
> : >
> : > Would be a shame to install the whole thing and then find out SP3
> needed
> : > to
> : > know something.
> : > --
> : > 5tulips
> : > -----------
> : >
> : >
> :
> :
>
>



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Old 09-21-2008
Sunny
 

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Re: Driver updates before SP3
IMHO
One of the most dangerous practices, using a PC, is downloading any
hardware drivers from the update site.
Use the original manufacturers site, and then, only if you are having
problems, or need upgraded capability.

"5tulips" <5tulips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:OMV%230M5GJHA.3628@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Well, that's good. I probably need one by now. Hadn't thought of that.
> Maybe
> I'll just look and see if the updates has given me a recent Microsoft
> signed
> one.
> Just want to go down the list, but I have no idea what SP3 will be
> looking
> for.
> --
> 5tulips
> -----------
>
> "JS" <@> wrote in message
> news:%23rT3fI5GJHA.3628@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> : One thing for sure is that SP3 does install a new FireWire driver on
> at
> : least some PCs.
> :
> : JS
> :
> : "5tulips" <5tulips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> : news:OvIJOG2GJHA.1156@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> : > Is there a list of drivers that SP3 will be looking at when it
> installs?
> : >
> : > Would be a shame to install the whole thing and then find out SP3
> needed
> : > to
> : > know something.
> : > --
> : > 5tulips
> : > -----------
> : >
> : >
> :
> :
>
>



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Old 09-22-2008
Harry Johnston [MVP]
 

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Re: Driver updates before SP3
Sunny wrote:

> IMHO
> One of the most dangerous practices, using a PC, is downloading any
> hardware drivers from the update site.
> Use the original manufacturers site, and then, only if you are having
> problems, or need upgraded capability.


I'd say shortly before installing a service pack is also a good time to install
new drivers (preferably from the manufacturer's site) as the older ones might
not be compatible.

Harry.
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Old 09-22-2008
5tulips
 

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Re: Driver updates before SP3
Thanks, all, for the input
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"Harry Johnston [MVP]" <harry@scms.waikato.ac.nz> wrote in message
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: Sunny wrote:
:
: > IMHO
: > One of the most dangerous practices, using a PC, is downloading any
: > hardware drivers from the update site.
: > Use the original manufacturers site, and then, only if you are having
: > problems, or need upgraded capability.
:
: I'd say shortly before installing a service pack is also a good time to
install
: new drivers (preferably from the manufacturer's site) as the older ones
might
: not be compatible.
:
: Harry.


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