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Can someone please help me,im trying to update from vista 64 win 7 64

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April 27, 2012 3:05:13 PM

I'm about to do a clean of install win 7 professional 64 from vista 64, I have an Asus P6T. I have all my drivers from Asus website that used to update them. I went to Realtek site and I'm more lost than ever. The LAN controller is the " Realtek® 8111C, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), featuring AI NET2” (The version I currently have is 7.3.522.2009 all from the Asus site which is 5 years old). Do I need to update the drivers or will the old ones work w/win 7 pro? Another issue is I the on board “Realtek ALC1200 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC” audio chip (the version I have is v6.0.1.589 again from Asus site, I’ve spent the last 4 days on this and still can’t figure it out. Any help would be a god send. I dl these "driver update" programs they all seem to say there are 10+ drivers out of date (in particular the Realtek drivers) and when I go to Realtek’s site it shows modern updates but I don’t know which to select its real confusing. Do these drivers update programs lie or are they a scam? Because they are saying I have old Realtek drivers and a few others, It points out I need to update (after paying $40 of course). After going to the asus site it seems like they stopped bothering updating the P6T Realtek drivers for years now. I just managed to solve one problem with the Intel chipset, the version on the asus site was old but the version on intel’s site was way newer. I simply don’t know which of the selection I need to pick that applies to me.
I keep getting responses like use the drivers off the ausus site, as stated above I already said I do and always have. That’s why I have the links since I’ve tried both and use the asus site regularly.
One suggestion I got was to use the drivers off the CD that came with the board, the drivers on the asus site are way newer (but now they are all years old and when the CD came out win 7 was not out yet)
http://www.realtek.com.tw/default.aspx
This is Realtek’s web site
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1366/P6T/
And this is the asus web site (my exact MOBO) no point even going as the drivers they have are old most at least 2 yrs (just put it in as a comparison, but its pointless as I already have all the drivers off here)

Thanks,
Sebastian

In a nut shell all I need to know is can I get newer drivers off the Realtek site for the “8111C” and “ALC1200” for win 7 64 pro. (I’ve done all the legwork but simply put the Realtek site sucks hence I’m asking for your guys help)

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April 27, 2012 3:23:45 PM

don't worry about the drivers. Just install win7 and it's usually pretty good about finding and installing the right drivers. Most of the time, it's the same drivers for Vista and Win7
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April 27, 2012 4:36:29 PM

I did but as in the case of the intel chipset the ones on the asus site are old and the driver on intel site is new. I rewrote the question that addresses what ppl say. I did go to asus and realtek site and it seems that there is a newer version on realtek but im not sure which one it is.

I'm about to do a clean of install win 7 professional 64 from vista 64, I have an Asus P6T. I have all my drivers from Asus website that used to update them. I went to Realtek site and I'm more lost than ever. The chip/controller is the " Realtek® 8111C, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), featuring AI NET2” (The version I currently have is 7.3.522.2009 all from the Asus site). Do I need to update the chip’s drivers or will other old ones work w/win 7? Lastly I have an issue I dl these "driver update" programs they all seem to say there are 20+ drivers out of date (in particular the Realtek drivers) and when I go to Realtek’s site I simply don’t know if there is an update for my chip as its real confusing. The Last issue I have is for the on board “Realtek ALC1200 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC” (the version I have is v6.0.1.589 again from Asus site, I’ve spent the last 4 days on this and still can’t figure it out. Any help would be a god send. Do these drivers update programs lie? Because they are saying I have old Realtek drivers, It points out I need to update.
P.S. a program I just d/l says the lan chip is “Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC” but I doubt it as that’s not what it says in the manual or the website.
http://www.realtek.com.tw/default.aspx
This is Realtek’s web site
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1366/P6T/
And this is the asus web site (my exact MOBO)

Thanks,
Sebastian
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April 27, 2012 5:17:47 PM

I have the same mobo in my wife's PC.

Just go with the drivers installed during Windows 7 install. Let Windows Update update the drivers for you.

It'll work fine, you won't be missing anything.
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April 27, 2012 5:31:34 PM

foscooter said:
I have the same mobo in my wife's PC.

Just go with the drivers installed during Windows 7 install. Let Windows Update update the drivers for you.

It'll work fine, you won't be missing anything.


Seems like the best answer so far, lol, everyone is giving me advice that i already so far, everyone simple write back what i originaly wrote in the question. like use asus web site, I said I have always done so etc...

Do you think it will be comprable to the "driver updater" progs which claim i have like 18 ish drivers out of date?
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April 27, 2012 5:36:52 PM

"driver updater" progs are showing sometimes wrong results.

Especially the chipset drivers. Trust ASUS site and W7. And forget the updater's : )
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April 27, 2012 5:38:33 PM

sebastian869 said:
I do and always have, thats why in included the asus web site link in the question.

Well, u didn't included the link, so I just make sure u have the right one.
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April 27, 2012 5:42:30 PM

Never used a "driver update" program, they all cost money.

I always get the latest drivers from the Asus site, and install them after OS is up. Then if Windows Update want to update them again, I let it.

These are what I download and update, in this order:

1. Chipset
2. Storage (native, iRST)
3. Video
3a. onboard (if, n/a in your case)
3b. discrete
3c. Lucid (if, n/a in your case)
3d. monitor (not a driver, but shows the correct type of monitor, not Plug-n-Play)
4. Audio
5. LAN
6. USB
7. Printer (the software to run the printer, includes drivers)
8. Any extra onboard stuff, like Bluetooth, WiFi, eSATA/SATA, Firewire, etc. ONLY if you use them!
9. Any motherboard utilities (but I hate AISuite II)

There you go, more information than you asked for. I'm good at that.
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April 27, 2012 5:47:21 PM

you are making this harder than it needs to be. It's seriously as easy as sticking the disk in the DVD-rom drive and following the prompts. Don't stress over the drivers. Your situation isn't that special or unique where you're going to not have your pc work anymore.
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April 27, 2012 5:54:06 PM

Let win7 find the drivers. If it worked under vista it will work under win7
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April 27, 2012 6:04:40 PM

The driver programs are a scam dont waist time on them.

Genrerally the windows installer can get you drivers that are good enough to get up and running. However i like to down load and safe the network card driver to a usb key before reinstalling. That way if windows can not reinstall your network card, at least you can get back on the internet and dl what you need.

The realtek drivers from the realtek site are simple universl drivers for the whole line. They expect the board manufacturer to adjust the driver as needed for the install they use. That being said the Realtek HD audio codec is all I ever need. Its clean its small and it works on every Realtek sound board I have.

Use this one for the network card. Use the second one down for windows 7. Click on the US.
http://www.realtek.com/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Lan...

Use this one for the audio. Again second one down for win7 64 and click on the US to DL.
http://www.realtek.com/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Lan...

Save these to a USB drive or CD and then do your clean install.

I never mess with the intel drivers unless the computer is using the onboard intel video.
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April 27, 2012 7:09:56 PM

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