Update Driver - can it be made to work like XP?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Beef Wellington, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Beef Wellington

    Beef Wellington New Member

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    In Windows XP, if you try to update a driver and the OS can't find all of the driver files it will tell you which file is missing, and then give you the option to select the folder the file might be in.

    In Windows 7, if you try to update a driver and the OS can't find all of the driver files it halts with the message "The system cannot find the file specified" and the only option you get is to close the window.

    I was wondering if there is any to make Windows 7 work more like Windows XP in this regard. Perhaps a registry hack or some sort of modification? Basically I am looking for a way to make Windows 7 look for missing driver files instead of just giving up. Is this possible?

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  2. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    In Device Manager, just double-click on the device with the missing driver and choose the Driver tab. Got to "Update Driver..." you can then choose Search automatically... or Browse my computer... just like XP.
     

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