install NIC driver without bundled software?
Posted on 2013-09-18
I have two computers; one Windows 7 and one Vista. The have retail wireless NIC's from different brands (SMC and D-Link). The Wireless connection manager that is bundled with the driver install overrides the Windows wireless manager and makes it difficult to manage profiles.
If I uninstall the wireless manager from the NIC manufacturer, it uninstalls the driver, Windows is unable to locate the driver for it.
Is there a way to backup the installed driver, and then point the new hardware wizard to it after the NIC software is uninstalled?