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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 14-Oct-11 15:36:50
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Stupidity, thy name is Intel!


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Using Intel's Driver Update Utility, it finds one network driver update for my mums XP machine - so I go and download and run it, and...

...its for Vista/WIndows 7 only...

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Standard User Zadeks
(committed) Fri 14-Oct-11 16:50:09
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Real men update drivers manually.
Standard User AEP
(knowledge is power) Fri 14-Oct-11 17:24:03
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Real men write their own drivers. wink


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Standard User ukhardy07
(committed) Fri 14-Oct-11 17:42:34
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Re: Stupidity, thy name is Intel!


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After much experience with windows, I decided...

If it aint broke, why fix it!?

However, every time an update popped up, I always found myself wanting it...

After everything going wrong far too many times and what felt like a monthly format, I finally switched to mac.

Anyway, the update program seems poorly thought out.
Standard User AEP
(knowledge is power) Fri 14-Oct-11 17:55:31
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Monthly format? You were definitely doing something wrong. I install a new release of Windows just once; I've never needed to reinstall yet, except when I change computers.
Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Fri 14-Oct-11 18:00:24
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Real men don't need drivers at all. They have a driving license. wink

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Standard User ukhardy07
(committed) Fri 14-Oct-11 18:58:15
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It was an image backup that occured every few hours...

So when something went wrong I'd go back a few hours.

It was very rarely to the point of no return, usually just something e.g. internet explorer crashing all of the time.
Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 14-Oct-11 19:55:06
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You had to download it manually - does that count ?

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 15-Oct-11 10:10:25
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In reply to a post by ukhardy07:
After much experience with windows, I decided...

If it aint broke, why fix it!?

However, every time an update popped up, I always found myself wanting it...

After everything going wrong far too many times and what felt like a monthly format, I finally switched to mac.

Anyway, the update program seems poorly thought out.



i am like that, I got myself a Corsair SSd unit and a update came out for it, I did not really need the update as the drive was ok, but I thought it may make it a bit faster or something. so I updated and it went wrong. One £150 brick.

I had to send it back to to Corsair and they sent me back a brand new one, which is nice, but it cost me another tenner to send it to them.

I will leave well alone now. At least I can update my motherboard bios any more as there are no more updates.

Macs can have problems, a friend of mine decided to up date her Mac book pro to lion and it all went belly up, with beach ball of death and the machine running really slow. She switched back to the last OS.

She said she is not going to update the other Macs.

I was thinking of getting a Mac, only a Mac mini, hut I don't think I will now as I don't want lion

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 15-Oct-11 10:11:06
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You had to download it manually - does that count ?

No

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