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:
Have no doubts, the link to The Vista Master Driver List has been added to Drivers, Hardware and Software in Windows Vista Bookmarks.
"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."
- Drivers, Hardware and Software (Windows Vista Bookmarks)
- Vista drivers (Ed Bott's Window Expertise)
- (The) Vista Master Driver List (Ed Bott)