Mystery Solved: Why Windows Generic Drivers Are Dated June 21, 2006

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  1. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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  2. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    Thanks for the info, but was it so difficult to get the drivers to have the date they were released instead?
     
  3. Ocygord

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    Nice info. I always wondered this but never got around to dig the true meaning.
    Until now, I always thought the drivers were the same since Vista.
     
  4. Hadron-Curious

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    It seems to look like it is there for compatibility purposes to find the best drivers which match your devices. I have personally installed old drivers using 'Hardware ID' to identify the right ones where the latest coming from the manufacturers developed issues. My guess should be for better practice. Being dated could serve ranking process to find the right drivers for the system.
     
  5. Mr.X

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    I guess this is the best alternative they, the M$ devs, have to handle the quoted situation.
     
  6. Tiger-1

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    @Mr.X really :eek: but why M$ at least NO use Windows XP instead Windows Vista!! as reference;)
     
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  7. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    I doubt that should be the actual case. We're all speculating based on information we can collate - Like forecasters do.
     
  8. Tiger-1

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    hmm well I already see several strange things into gpedit.msc that for me no have sense :eek: related with old o.s :confused:
     
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    #11 Joe C, Feb 12, 2017
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  10. Mr.X

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    Almost anyone came to the same conclusion.
    That's why when someone tells me to use common sense in the computer/Internet realm to solve or figure out things, I chuckle. :rolleyes: