Do not install update: Ralink Technology Corp. - Network - Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Egbert Nierop, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. (Posted because of indexing, it might help others, and possibly a MS Support
    will mark this driver as BAD)

    Windows Update offers the following update.
    "Ralink Technology Corp. - Network - Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter

    Download size: 283 KB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Optional

    DriverUpdate: Ralink Technology Corp. Network software update released in
    November, 2008

    More information:
    http://winqual.microsoft.com/support/?driverid=20248369"

    Warning: Do NOT install this update for Windows Vista x64 edition.
    It will cause reproducable lockups of the entire machine.
    I've been doing hardware replacements, reactivated windows etc for months,
    and now the machine is stable again, but _not_ until I found out the
    following:

    The OLDER version of this driver (the one from 2006), did not cause
    'lockups' of windows.
     
    Egbert Nierop, Jun 15, 2009
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  2. Egbert Nierop

    David B. Guest

    The general recommendation is to NEVER install drivers from Windows Update,
    always use the device mfg's driver, your results are not at all uncommon.
     
    David B., Jun 15, 2009
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  3. Thanks for posting this, but don't install any device drivers during
    Windows/Microsoft update or via SUS/WSUS. Always get the device drivers
    directly from the hardware manufacturer.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Jun 15, 2009
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