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February 25, 2002 3:55:22 AM

I want to update my southbridge drivers for my mobo. When I downloaded the updated drivers, it asked my where i wanted them unzipped to. I was hoping they would automatically self-extract to the correct location. I dont know where to put them let alone find out where my southbridge drivers are. The only drivers i have updated are nvidia and they automatically extracted to where they were supposed to go. Any advice is appreciated thanx.

mobo: gigabyte GA-7DXR
os: winME

Joe
February 25, 2002 5:34:15 AM

Extract them to any empty folder (I suggest you create a new folder and name it as Temp) that you can remember its location, and run <b>Setup.exe</b> or <b>Install.exe</b> file and follow its instruction.
<b><font color=red>Note:</b></font color=red>
Usually, they come with a <b>Text</b> file called <font color=blue>Readme.txt</font color=blue>. It has information how to install.

:smile: Good or Bad have no meaning at all, depends on what your point of view is.
February 25, 2002 7:39:27 AM

I think a slightly better solution would be to create an identifiable folder, named in such a way that the drivers could be easily located ... and then to download the drivers into this folder before running the Setup.exe. Then the drivers could simply be extracted into the same folder during, and for the installation. I would suggest this for <i>all</i> drivers needed for a system. Later, these folders can be burned to a CD, and used again if necessary.

There is a distinct possibility that the drivers will be needed again at a later date, especially with a newer user.

I have never liked the idea of downloading or extracting drivers and patches to a temp folder, or directly to the desktop. This is unorganized, IMHO, and often, these files are "lost", or are accidentally deleted, due to the name of the folder ... forcing the user to download them again and again, which is inconvenient, at best.

Also, just selecting any so-called empty folder found in a folder tree isn't a good idea. Many empty folders are needed for running programs that are not in use at that time.

Learning how to use Windows Explorer is a valuable asset to the computing experience, and one of the aspects of using that tool is creating, naming, and managing folders and the files within.

This is the link to the drivers for your mobo:

<A HREF="http://www.giga-byte.com/support/d_dk7.htm" target="_new">GA-7DXR</A>

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February 25, 2002 3:00:18 PM

I wish it was as ez as just clicking on the setup.exe. There is no setup.exe to cllick on. they have to be maually installed into the correct folder. I've installed drivers before but they had a setup icon that did all the work for me.

I dont even know where to begin looking for the old drivers i want to replace.

I've e-mailed gigabyte 5 days ago, still no response. Oh woes a me

Joe
February 25, 2002 4:04:25 PM

This is easier than you think. Create the folder where you wish to extract the drivers. Name the folder. Right-click the installation file, hold down the mouse button, and drag it to the folder. The folder will be highlighted when it is selected. Choose to extract the files from the right-click menu that will appear when you release the mouse button. Do this at a smooth, even pace, or you'll have to chase the folder ... it will move.

You should see a Setup.exe file among the extracted files in the folder.

The link I provided you has a listing for the latest chipset drivers for your mainboard, <i>if</i> you correctly identified the mainboard version in your first post.

Note: I just got your PM. Glad that your troubles are over.

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