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A guide to make the ultimate Ethernet card driver cd

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A guide to make the ultimate Ethernet card driver cd

You may or may not have heard of the driver pack website. http://driverpacks.net/ It’s a website that contains different driver packs depending on the card. They have sound cards, storage devices, video cards and network cards. They are intended to slipstream them onto an XP installation CD. That way the drivers for every device ever made is configured on install. There is one problem with that : at the first part of the install where it copies files, the processing time is increased by 3x.

What works great for me is to just download the network card driver pack, and extract it and burn it to a cd. Now whenever you install windows XP for someone and it doesn’t install the network card, simply insert the cd, tell it to update the driver and look on the cd. 100% of the time it will find the driver for the card and you are ready to hit the internet for updates and further driver installs, I’ve never had it not work. Using this method, you don’t have to go on the internet using your laptop or desktop machine and search for a driver, put it on a cd or thumbstick and plug it into the machine to install it.

Hope you find it useful

Update: driverpack.net has now added Vista / 7 32bit and 64 bit drivers.

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This would be so useful so many times :D thanks

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Awesome find! Thanks :)

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Awesome stuff, I'm going to need to add this to my toolkit -- thanks!

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yes its really usefull

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just what i needed!

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The perfect solution to all my needs. Thanks

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One of the most useful finds warwagon

Bravo :yes:

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That will come in very handy, thanks

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Great !

Thanx for sharing :)

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Thanks Mate these are excellent when out on jobs

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nice work done .........

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I thought the BTS driverpacks would only would if properly slipstreamed? I tried it once for the video drivers and it ended up with a half-installed driver.

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I thought the BTS driverpacks would only would if properly slipstreamed? I tried it once for the video drivers and it ended up with a half-installed driver.

Dunno what happened there. I've made a video driver CD also. So far 100% success.

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Just to remind people about this process and that the driver pack website has now added Vista / 7 32bit and 64 bit drivers.

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As small as the packs are I wonder why they don't make a full download of all drivers ? Maybe seperate each pack into its own folder, burn it to one disk and have everything you need.

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As small as the packs are I wonder why they don't make a full download of all drivers ? Maybe seperate each pack into its own folder, burn it to one disk and have everything you need.

Ya, I downloaded each one and unzipped them into a folder and then iso'ed that folder. Came in at 1.8 gigs for all of the 64bit drivers.

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Could be useful for PC repair technicians and power-users such as myself :)

Will check it out, thanks.

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thank for share, it goood :D

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The ones for XP I have as ISO's.

 

The ones for 7/Vista 32bit/64bit I have extracted into folders on a hard drive I put in a satadock. I have every category of drivers they offer. I then have Vista / 7 search the driver fold. This allows be to quickly install the missing driver.

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