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Question about Vista Drivers

Posted by cricketm (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 1, 13 at 10:35

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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RE: Question about Vista Drivers

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.

RE: Question about Vista Drivers

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.


RE: Question about Vista Drivers

I have never updated a driver either..

RE: Question about Vista Drivers

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.

RE: Question about Vista Drivers

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!

RE: Question about Vista Drivers

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.

RE: Question about Vista Drivers

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....

RE: Question about Vista Drivers

I suspect you used good judgement. :)

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