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Subject: Using different driver names.
Category: Computers > Graphics
Asked by: russell2002b-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 16 Oct 2005 14:09 PDT
Expires: 18 Oct 2005 06:55 PDT
Question ID: 580994
I have two hardware devices, both graphic cards. They require
different device drivers.

However the names of the driver files are the same for each. So when
the second hardware device is installed the wrong driver is used by
the first hardware device.

So how can I use different device driver for the second card which has
the same name.

Note the chipset of both graphics cards are the same, however due the
number of processors on each card a specific ATI driver must be used.
I am running Windows 2000.

Request for Question Clarification by denco-ga on 16 Oct 2005 21:06 PDT
Howdy russell2002b-ga,

I am going to post this as a request for clarification, lest you have
already tried the following, etc.

Might I suggest you locate the driver for the second card, copy it
and rename it (remember the new name) a bit differently, and place it
in the same path/directory/folder as the driver for the first card.

Then do a change of driver for the second card and browse to the "new"
driver file, and tell Windows to use that driver for the second card.

If that works, please post so back here, so I can then post this as an
answer for you.  Thanks!

Looking Forward, denco-ga - Google Answers Researcher

Clarification of Question by russell2002b-ga on 17 Oct 2005 06:23 PDT
Ive tried that. However. If I copy the installled drivers to another
directory and rename them to 2(originalnames).extension and attempt to
use those drivers windows states that a suitable driver is already
installed. If you insist it replaces that driver with the original one
in the winnt driectory (OEM18). Or the incorrect one if the second
hardware device has been installed. Regardless of where you specify
the new driver exists.

Secondly, if I attempt to manually install the device driver win
complains that the location specified contains no information about
the hardware. I assume because the installation INF doesnt exist
their. And I also assume the installation INF contains the information
of what the file names should be. The drivers pre installed have
different names than the installed versions.
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