Critical/Optional Update

Posted: 01-09-2009, 12:04 AM
I have Vista Premium sp1 and when I went to the Critcal Updates today there
was a download for Defender, which I downloaded. However, there was an
Optional download for:
"Realtek RT8102E/8103E Family PCT-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)"
If I remember correctly, I saw a similar download some time ago, but don't
know what my husband did with it.
Just what is this Optional download and do I really need to download it?
Very confusing these Optional downloads.
Thank you
Alice

Critical/Optional Update


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DDW
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Re: Critical/Optional Update
Posted: 01-09-2009, 12:40 AM
On Thu, 8 Jan 2009 16:04:23 -0800, AliceZ
<AliceZ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>was a download for Defender, which I downloaded. However, there was an
>Optional download for:
>"Realtek RT8102E/8103E Family PCT-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)"
>If I remember correctly, I saw a similar download some time ago, but don't
>know what my husband did with it.
>Just what is this Optional download and do I really need to download it?
>Very confusing these Optional downloads.
Skip ALL driver downloads. Period.

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Re: Critical/Optional Update
Posted: 01-09-2009, 03:13 AM
Like DDW said...only download Microsoft Updates from the MS Update site.
All other hardware updates should be updated from the manufacturers website.
In this case Realtek...
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"AliceZ" <AliceZ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:14693893-289A-442C-805F-3A3C505547E1@microsoft.com...
> I have Vista Premium sp1 and when I went to the Critcal Updates today
> there
> was a download for Defender, which I downloaded. However, there was an
> Optional download for:
> "Realtek RT8102E/8103E Family PCT-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)"
> If I remember correctly, I saw a similar download some time ago, but don't
> know what my husband did with it.
> Just what is this Optional download and do I really need to download it?
> Very confusing these Optional downloads.
> Thank you
> Alice
 
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