drivers for win 2k and 98

krabikkrabik ■□□□□□□□□□ Posts: 1Member ■□□□□□□□□□
Hey there folks

I found a FLOPPY WITH drivers for win 2k and 98 in the class room where i do the A+ course. Just wondering what this might be ? Could it be the service pack releases copied from the CD. Can u get these from the net, what benefits are there and are there new releases of drivers ??? So do you constantly have to install the new ones..


thanks krabik

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  • RussSRussS Posts: 2,068Member
    heh heh - well they could be modem drivers, or sound card drivers - actually any drivers.
    For anything that is fairly current you can get drivers for - actually if you know where to look you can get dang near any drivers you need icon_smile.gif
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  • lazyartlazyart Posts: 483Member
    No service pack ever released will fit on a floppy. Service packs are generally patches and fixes to software (either an app such as Office or the OS itself)-- not device drivers (which is the software the allows the OS to communicate with hardware).
    I'm not a complete idiot... some parts are missing.
  • ZumpelZumpel ■□□□□□□□□□ Posts: 53Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    As the guys already said: Drivers and ServicePacks are two different things. You can get both from the net. (Respective vendor site)

    Benefits from ServicePack updates are the usual bugfixes which often include security fixes. I suggest you install those.

    When it comes to driver updates: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Unless you've got problems with a device, or it's performance is really bad, don't update drivers just for the sake of updating.
    I've dealt with lots (LOOOTTTTSS... shudder....) of people for which a "simple" driver update ended in a couple of hours of fun and games :) .
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