Installing chipset software

September 23, 2009 at 10:02:34
Specs: Windows XP
What is the path to the chipset software on windows xp? I have formatted my pc and the software is being installed in a separate folder on the C: drive. I just want to check whether that is the correct path for the chipset software to store its files or whether it should be storing its files in the windows or prefetch folder.

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September 23, 2009 at 12:14:25
The normal folders that XP is installed in are the following:

c:\program files
c:\documents and settings

Note that these are the 'default' folders, and can be changed by the user during the install.

(edit) I did a very poor job of interpreting the question. :-(

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September 23, 2009 at 12:23:56
Do you mean chipset driver? Which chipset is your board based on? Have you already downloaded the driver but haven't installed it yet?

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September 23, 2009 at 12:38:12
It doesn't really matter which folder the drivers are installed in. The installation programme will insert entries in the registry which will allow XP to find the drivers.


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September 23, 2009 at 15:12:32
@Aegis, not really your fault since my question wasn't very well put in the first place. You shouldn't expect to find chipset files in the prefetch folder, do you? It's meant to contain boot files. So, its partly my fault.

After tireless searching for almost two days for a solution, I finally got one. All I had to do was download a software from that told the PC where to locate the drivers no matter where they were installed. I learned the other process as well after reading an article on how to make your PC recognize the chipset software.

I just had to go to device manager> System devices> right-click on any device> update driver.

When the wizard appeared i had to choose No, not this time> Install from a list or specific location> Don't search. I will choose the driver to install> Have Disk and then browse to the folder where the driver files are saved.

But if you install the software you don't need to go to the device manager every time you install a driver. It automatically detects the software and lets the OS know where it is located.

Thankyou all for replying though, I really appreciate it.

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