windows 8 network driver, cant install the one i want

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by racky29, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. racky29

    racky29 MDL Senior Member

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    windows 8 wont let me install the wireless driver I want,
    I try and install a later driver and it says the driver you have is newer than the one I'm trying to install

    ok,
    so I uninstall the driver so I can put the one I want on
    then windows 8 auto installs the original one back again

    no mater how much I try, the original driver just pops back again before I get chance to try the new one

    anyone go any suggestions how to force the driver I want to try

    and the reason for wanting to try a new driver is because the wireless keeps disconnecting at random intervals
    and have to manually reconnect
     
  2. Rock Hunter

    Rock Hunter MDL Senior Member

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    My suggestion: When you download the latest driver, does it have a setup.exe? If so run that as Administrator.
     
  3. racky29

    racky29 MDL Senior Member

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    good suggestion's, thankyou
    its not an installer
    separate files from an archive

    cat, inf, pdb and sys files.

    what is the advanced startup, you mean F8 on bootup ??
     
  4. Rock Hunter

    Rock Hunter MDL Senior Member

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    In that case, try this. Control Panel, Device Manager, Network Adapters. Click on the arrow next to Network Adapters so it opens up. Select your adapter. Right click on your adapter and select Update Driver Software. Of the two choices, select Browse my computer for the software. Navigate to where your downloaded drivers are located. Let us know if this method allowed you to replace the Windows drivers with the manufacturer's drivers. Good luck.