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    Updating drivers

    Is allowing windows to automatically download/install drivers best setting. (recommended)

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    I don't think so. Updated drivers should be obtained from your hardware's manufacturer.

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    I second that. Windows Update doesn't always get it right.

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    Windows updates shows the drivers that have been certified by MS, quite often not the latest drivers available, and often 2 or 3 versions behind the latest. One caveat however, for graphics cards, quite often "if it ain't broke don't fix it" is a great adage to follow. Graphics are one place where at times the latest and greatest break a system so if what you have works, leave it.
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    I wouldn't worry about driver updates "breaking a system". If a driver update does cause a problem, its a relatively simple matter to boot into safe mode, open device manager, select properties on the problem device, and click on roll back driver. Driver updates can measurably affect reliability and/or performance even though they can cause a problem in rare cases.

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    The most simple way to deal with driver updates is to ask youself a simple question.

    "Am I having a problem with a particular item for which a driver update is available?"

    If the answer is "No", then don't update the driver. It is much easier to avoid the "Install" button than it is to rollback a driver, requires far fewer steps, and is usually much less frustrating.

    This also applies equally to manufacturer's driver updates.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    I do like the "If it ain't broke don't fix it" program. It's scary enough facing the constant Important/recommended "Windows Updates" I have a Keys U See keyboard that I really like but it is dead on 7 worked great on XP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Brightest Bulb View Post
    I do like the "If it ain't broke don't fix it" program. It's scary enough facing the constant Important/recommended "Windows Updates" I have a Keys U See keyboard that I really like but it is dead on 7 worked great on XP.
    If have a driver for that one, just go ahead and install it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    If have a driver for that one, just go ahead and install it.
    I can't find a driver anywhere. At least I googled it and it appears Keys U See has been sold to another company and I could not find a thing.

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    Seems this is the company that purchased the keyboard technology from the previous owner: http://www.ablenetinc.com/
    You can contact their customer service and see if they can help.

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    I think you could make an exception in this case then, that is if you actually need the driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    I think you could make an exception in this case then, that is if you actually need the driver.
    No problem cause the way it is it's broke so Driver would indeed help.

    I tried at least 3 times to get this keyboard hooked up yesterday and I kept getting the driver not installed message and I just re-tryed it for kicks and guess what, I actually don't need a new driver. It's working fine. I think I will change my name from Not Brightest Bulb to Dumb A*s
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    NBB,
    ??Was this a "code 39" error telling you a keyboard driver was missing?? If so, the problem is actually a registry error with the Upperfliters.
    See:
    http://www.computing.net/answers/win...rd/167733.html

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    All it said was "keyboard driver install failed" or pretty close to that, but no error numbers. But when I tried it again this afternoon, it gave me the "install successful message" The worse part is that it's not rocket science all I did was plug the keyboard USB in, no more no less.

    2 months ago before purchasing Windows 7 Acer PC I ordered an Adesso Wireless Mini Keyboard which is now in process of being RMAed back to Amazon Marketplace due to bad keys and erratic cursor movement. That's why I was firing up this rascal or trying to, anyway all is good now.

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    With USB accessories, sometimes those error messages show up, even with flash drives. A common solution is to simply remove the USB device and insert it again, as you found out now.
    Last edited by ruirib; 2011-07-04 at 06:37. Reason: typo

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