Sunday, July 15, 2007

Windows Vista Drivers

A major complaint by Windows Vista users, and an issue that may be keeping many people from upgrading to Windows Vista, is the slow response by vendors to release or update drivers for Windows Vista.

To that end, Ed Bott is doing his part to help Windows Vista users keep track of download locations for Windows Vista-compatible drivers for common hardware types in a single location. The rules Ed will be following for inclusion in the list are as follows:

"1. Only primary download locations (official sites run by hardware maker) are allowed. I don’t trust or recommend third-party sites that allow direct downloads of drivers.

2. Whenever possible, I’m linking to the information page or the search page rather than the driver file itself. Linking to the file runs the risk that you’ll grab the wrong driver, miss an update or a readme file, or bypass other important information that might be on the info page."

Have no doubts, the link to The Vista Master Driver List has been added to Drivers, Hardware and Software in Windows Vista Bookmarks.


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1 comment:

Ciprian Rusen said...

The lack of drivers is indeed a big problem.
Our readers voted the lack of drivers and the application incompatibility issues as the two main problems they had to deal with.