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Thumbdrive Driver - Created Equal?

Posted on 2004-09-24
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Just curious; will any single thumbdrive driver work for any other thumbdrive?  It's just a generic 98se driver for a usb mass storage device, right?  I'm venturing to guess that there is nothing much different between all the various manufacturers drivers they have for download...

Much Thanks!


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CoolATIGuy

Try plugging it the thumbdrive and point the new hardware wizard to windowsupdate. You have a good chance that they'll have the right driver for you.  This should work for all thumbdrives

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Neuroelectronic,

Thanks for the tip; I'll have to try that sometime.  However, my "problem" persay is not a lack of an appropriate driver, but just a curiousity as to whether there are any technical differences between one thumbdrive manufacturers drivers and another?


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it seems that way...i work with a few people that also have usa flash drives and its common for us to all use the drive in the same win98 machine.

if somebody before me installs their flash drive drivers, and i plug mine in, it still doesn't work.

this is similar to asking, why don't these ethernet card drivers work for every ethernet card since they all plug into the PCI port? or USB port for some more modern applications.

what i'm saying is, there is no one driver you can use for all flash drives. they are manufacturer dependent.
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i should mention this only seems to apply for win98 drivers. 2000 and XP don't need manufacturer specific drivers.
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I see...thanks!

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