Windows XP Hardware Video driver updates on MS Updates web..

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I've got an NEC LCD2010X monitor, and everytime I download the latest update
from MS for either the NVIDA or Matrox Video cards I always find the drivers
don't work... why ?

Latest case is with the NVIDA update - I can't go beyond 4bit 640x480....


Steve
 
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Steve wrote:
> I've got an NEC LCD2010X monitor, and everytime I download the latest update
> from MS for either the NVIDA or Matrox Video cards I always find the drivers
> don't work... why ?
>
> Latest case is with the NVIDA update - I can't go beyond 4bit 640x480....
>
>
> Steve
>
>
I never get video drivers updates from the MS site for this very reason.
Get your updated drivers directly from the video card manufacturer.

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"Steve" <news_svaardt@hotmail_NOSPAM_.com> wrote in message
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> I've got an NEC LCD2010X monitor, and everytime I download the latest
> update from MS for either the NVIDA or Matrox Video cards I always find
> the drivers don't work... why ?
>
> Latest case is with the NVIDA update - I can't go beyond 4bit 640x480....
>
>
> Steve
>

The drivers posted to the Microsoft website are most often reduced drivers
sets, and are not meant for installation on most machines.

You should always get your driver updates from the website of the company
that built your computer, or from the manufacturer of the monitor.

Microsoft posts drivers to it's website for companies that want a minimal
driver install for their hardware. These drivers are often baseline
drivers, and are meant for installation by IT personnel.

While many manufacturers provide these drivers to Microsoft, they are seldom
if ever the best choice for installation on consumer machines.

In short, never install drivers from the MU website. Instead, always get
your driver updates from the manufacturers website.

Bobby
 

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And to add, MS update drivers have been shown to be corrupt, also the
version # given are not the same as provided by the manu.

"Steve" <news_svaardt@hotmail_NOSPAM_.com> wrote in message
news:uR4I2wvsFHA.1132@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> I've got an NEC LCD2010X monitor, and everytime I download the latest
update
> from MS for either the NVIDA or Matrox Video cards I always find the
drivers
> don't work... why ?
>
> Latest case is with the NVIDA update - I can't go beyond 4bit 640x480....
>
>
> Steve
>
>
 
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Steve wrote:
> I've got an NEC LCD2010X monitor, and everytime I download the latest update
> from MS for either the NVIDA or Matrox Video cards I always find the drivers
> don't work... why ?
>
> Latest case is with the NVIDA update - I can't go beyond 4bit 640x480....
>
>
> Steve
>
>


Simply rollback to the original drivers. And it's not really
Microsoft's fault, you know. They didn't make the new driver, nVidia
did. Microsoft simply provided the delivery mechanism.

Due to the nearly infinite number of possible combinations of
hardware, device drivers, and applications on any given PC, it's
impossible to guarantee that all patches will be 100% harmless. In a
very small number of cases, patches and hotfixes can
cause conflicts or other problems. Caution is advised.

All "Critical" updates should be installed. These address serious
issues that can affect a large number of computers. There will be
only rare occasions when a Critical update will not apply. Of special
importance are those that address security vulnerabilities. If people
had installed the available critical updates in July, the Blaster and
Welchia worms would not have spread throughout the Internet the
following month. In the unlikely event that problems do develop, you
can always use the Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs applet or a
System Restore Point to uninstall the troublesome hotfix.

For the "Recommended" updates, simply study the information
provided to see if these updates apply in your specific situation. If
they don't apply, or you're not experiencing the problem(s) addressed,
you needn't install them. For instance, I have no use for WinXP's
MovieMaker, so I ignore any updates to it. Again, in the unlikely
event that problems do develop, you can always use the Control Panel's
Add/Remove Programs applet or a System Restore Point to uninstall the
troublesome hotfix.

In general, though, I've found it best not to download the
"Driver" updates from Windows Update, unless they're for a hardware
device originally manufactured by Microsoft. Device drivers provided
by each component's manufacturer's web site are likely to perform
better and offer more features than will the watered-down, "generic"
drivers that those manufacturers provide to Microsoft for distribution
via Windows Update.


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NoNoBadDog! wrote:
> "Steve" <news_svaardt@hotmail_NOSPAM_.com> wrote in message
> news:uR4I2wvsFHA.1132@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> I've got an NEC LCD2010X monitor, and everytime I download the latest
>> update from MS for either the NVIDA or Matrox Video cards I always
>> find the drivers don't work... why ?
>>
>> Latest case is with the NVIDA update - I can't go beyond 4bit
>> 640x480.... Steve
>>
>
> The drivers posted to the Microsoft website are most often reduced
> drivers sets, and are not meant for installation on most machines.
>
> You should always get your driver updates from the website of the
> company that built your computer, or from the manufacturer of the
> monitor.
> Microsoft posts drivers to it's website for companies that want a
> minimal driver install for their hardware. These drivers are often
> baseline drivers, and are meant for installation by IT personnel.
>
"It's" Bobby...? Come on, you know better than that, surely... ;o)
 
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Don't use the Microsoft drivers - use the manufacturer's specific drivers
from their web sites.

"Steve" <news_svaardt@hotmail_NOSPAM_.com> wrote in message
news:uR4I2wvsFHA.1132@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> I've got an NEC LCD2010X monitor, and everytime I download the latest
> update from MS for either the NVIDA or Matrox Video cards I always find
> the drivers don't work... why ?
>
> Latest case is with the NVIDA update - I can't go beyond 4bit 640x480....
>
>
> Steve
>
 

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OK...

Draw the analogy with purchasing a car that's got a maintenance service
contract.
Occassionally the manufacturer sees that there are safety defects and
recalls the car for servicing to fix them.
On the last occassion, the chief mechanic who works for the car manufacturer
recommends that I also replace the windshield with a more recent version -
supposdily since support of problems associated with the old one will end
shortly. So I have it replaced. No sooner than I do, the windscreen wipers
fail, the motor burns out. I replace them, but it happens again and
again.....

Another mechanic at a local garage tells me that I should have left things
as they were....

Hmm.... I think as people are suggesting, Microsoft *should* stop providing
updates upon their web site unless they're originating from Microsoft - this
ongoing problem is certainly a big thumbs down for MS. (Incidentally
Rollback drivers in this case.... didn't work... dare I say.. rollback
doesn't work.)...

BTW - it's a clean XP build, baring the drivers, only MS software on the
machine.


Steve



"Andrew Murray" <Noadmurray@SPAMiinet.net.au> wrote in message
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> Don't use the Microsoft drivers - use the manufacturer's specific drivers
> from their web sites.
>
> "Steve" <news_svaardt@hotmail_NOSPAM_.com> wrote in message
> news:uR4I2wvsFHA.1132@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> I've got an NEC LCD2010X monitor, and everytime I download the latest
>> update from MS for either the NVIDA or Matrox Video cards I always find
>> the drivers don't work... why ?
>>
>> Latest case is with the NVIDA update - I can't go beyond 4bit 640x480....
>>
>>
>> Steve
>>
>
>
 

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