Question about Vista Drivers

CricketmSeptember 1, 2013

I have a Dell Laptop with Vista.....

My question is : When I went to visit a video the following show up a couple of times...........

"Windows Vista Drivers
Windows Vista driver Downloads Microsoft Certified (Recommended)
Windows-Vista Driver"

Do I have to update my Windows-Vista Driver? My laptop is working very well and I keep it uptodate with Windows Update...Do I need to do the above?

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I bought a new PC with Vista when it first came out and never had to update drivers. Things have changed a lot since then so it maybe different now. Someone will be along to advise you. I feel if it is all working I leave it alone, except for windows updates of course.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 11:04AM
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Rather than a driver it may be more of a newer codec needed for the video than Vista has available. Driver updates tend to be for targeted fixes or an upgrade to compatibility with a new O/S. They are normally not an expansion of capability or additional features.

Like E I have had my Vista system for years and have yet to find a need to update a driver.


    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 11:13AM
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I have never updated a driver either..

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 12:14PM
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Richard (chuggerguy)

I'm not suggesting your situation is anything like this but it kinda reminds me of those "OMG" type video links posted on Facebook that take you to a page where you're presented with what looks like a video player except it really isn't. Try to play the video and you get a message that informs you that to play the video you need to install a different codec. Except of course you don't really need a different codec, they're just trying to trick you into allowing it to install... whatever it wants.

Just my suspicion though, I don't really know. The URL of the site could possibly help if you're willing and able to share it.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 12:21PM
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Thank you all for your valuable input....I never had to update a driver on my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with Vista Windows either . I have had this computer since May 2008 and keep it uptodate far no problems......... has been when I wanted to view a video that was posted on Facebook...

Here is one that I remember:

Thanks again...Computer Forum Posters are the best!

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 1:27PM
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Richard (chuggerguy)

I have no idea then. Perhaps I really am just too suspicious.

The site doesn't have a WOT rating, but that doesn't mean there's anything wrong with it. Sucuri SiteCheck(can't vouch for it) seems to think it's fine:

The only video I see on the page is Flash, which I assume you already have? Can you play the video? It's just a Youtube video.

Still... I personally would be very leery of any site that told me I need to update a Windows driver to play a video.

Maybe it was a pop-up ad for a driver updater?

Well, I'd better quit guessing, I don't really know.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 2:32PM
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Chuggerguy, Yes, I was able to play the video... I think it was a pop-up for a driver update. But, I did not download it....

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 4:16PM
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Richard (chuggerguy)

I suspect you used good judgement. :)

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 4:21PM
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