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Updated driver

Dell recommended a driver update for my network wlan 1390 wireless card.
I downloaded and installed it and it reported that it was successfully installed but device driver still only shows the old one.
Everything works great but how do I find out if the new driver is indeed installed.
Thanks for reading......Ann
Vista Home Premium
Dell Inspiron 1420

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This is the path if your using Windows

In reply to: Updated driver

This should have been down loaded to your "My Documents" section. Find it and install it again then check it thou the path below.

Start to, Administrative tools to, Computer management to, device manager, right click on the wireless card, choose update driver, then "Browse my computer...." then "Let me pick....". Find the most current one here to check it or install it.

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Did It Extract Or Did It Install?

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Dell drivers frequently only extract the file to a folder on the C: drive.. Try running the Dell driver again and see if that's what it did. If it only extracted the files to a directory on the C: drive, then you'll need to visit the Device Manager, open the Properties display for the wireless card, then click on "Update Driver" button, then follow the prompts, choose "Have Disk", and direct/browse to the extracted directory to identify the correct .inf file which installs the driver.

Hope this helps.


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In reply to: Did It Extract Or Did It Install?

Thanks to you both.
It unzipped and Windows installer said it was installed.
I can't find it on the computer so I think I'll leave well enough alone.
When I check I get the message that I have the best driver and there are no updates. The date on the driver in device manager is still the same as when I started all this.

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