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    Installing driver updates in IE9

    I'm not sure whether this should be in this forum or Internet Connectivity.

    Have just upgraded to IE9 on a Dell Inspiron laptop running Vista SP2. Following Susan Bradley’s instructions on installing a new graphics driver has presented a problem. I have found what appears to be the correct driver on the Intel site, but the instructions say ‘specify a location into which the driver files will be extracted’.

    Later they say ‘enter the directory where you unzipped the downloaded file, then enter the ‘Graphics’ subdirectory’.

    My problem is that I have no idea what a directory or subdirectory is, or where to find them.

    Hopefully somebody can enlighten me.

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    Location means any temporary folder. Directory means the same temporary folder, which will then contain a Graphics sub-folder.

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    Hi George,

    The driver will ask you for a folder where the driver files will be extracted to. I usually have a folder for that, c:\temp, but you can choose any other folder that suits you. Once you extract the files, you know where they will be.
    A directory is a folder in your disk. A subdirectory is a folder inside a folder.

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    I have found that the best place to put these folders, sub folders, etc is in my Downloads folder. Mine happens to reside on my D Drive because I moved all data folders to that drive. Now when I download anything, whether it be a new app or update or drivers etc I know exactly where to look for them. In the case of a new driver, I would create a new folder in the Download folder aptly named Graphics driver, or whatever to put this driver into and extract into, etc.
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