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Installing driver update for a PC with XP Pro 64 bit

by Georgia in MS / January 24, 2009 1:23 AM PST

I am setting up my new ZT Reliant desktop. When checking on their website for update of drivers, they have:

Chipset 32bit Driver Download
Chipset 64bit Driver Download

Audio 32bit Driver Download
Audio 64bit Driver Download

AllOS RAID Drivers Download

Since my PC is 64, I plan to install only the 64. But is there also some reason to install the 32? Also what about the RAID drivers?

I am totally new to 64/RAID. The extent of my knowledge is the ability to say them!

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Install Just The 64 Bit Plus RAID Drivers..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 24, 2009 11:40 AM PST

Attempting to install the 32 bit drivers would probably throw an error..

The RAID drivers should contain all variants of the drivers.. But be aware... There is a slight difference between the RAID driver install on an XP versus a Vista machine.. Plus I believe you must have the RAID option enabled in the BIOS for Vista to automatically install any drivers the disc might contain.

Hope this helps.


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by Georgia in MS / January 24, 2009 11:50 AM PST

This is definitely XP - not Vista.

I'm almost afraid of the RAID update because I'm thinking this might fall into the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it category."

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If You're Not Going To Be Using RAID...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 24, 2009 11:54 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks

..then don't install the update.. One note, if you're installing XP on a SATA drive and the XP disc doesn't recognize the hard drive initially, then you'll need to enter the BIOS settings and disable the RAID/Native SATA support.. It should then recognize everything correctly...

Hope this helps.


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