Why not a "Latest Drivers" page

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by shieber, Feb 9, 2007.

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  1. shieber

    shieber Registered Member

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    If latest drivers are sometimes available inbetween the releases of builds, why not have a sticky link to a page with the drivers and the driver installer? Then folks with driver probs could at least try the latest drivers and determine if that solves their problem.

    Seems like it might help some folks get faster help.
     
  2. mustang

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    I fully agree with this idea. Acronis Support often provides a link to the latest SnapApi drivers in their posts. The problem is the link seems to change on a regular basis, so you can not trust it for very long. It would be great for the link to be posted in a sticky and kept up to date.
     
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    It's a sound idea and I believe that the existing forum sticky titled <PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU POST> would probably be a suitable location for such a link. I'll PM Acronis Support along those lines.

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    This may help with Windows driver problems, but will probably be of little use to people using the rescue cd. All the linux drivers have to be built into the kernel and as a result can't be updated easily.
     
  5. shieber

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    I think a separate sticky would be better -- Latest windows drivers here <link> so you don't have to know to look for it or where to look for it.

    Re the linux drivers; if they are embedded in the kernel -- ugh -- probably one just has to get the general program updates for those so a sticky pointer would be only as useful as or as often the program is updated.
     
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    Hi sh,

    Hmm, I'm not so sure about that. A new user coming here with a TI problem should always first look for a solution in the above referenced Acronis Support sticky. Hence the reason for its bold, self explanatory, title. Indeed, a new user probably wouldn't even realise that he might need to try the latest SnapAPI drivers and therefore a separate sticky thread would likely not register with him anyway. :p :D

    Besides which, as a general rule, Wilders Security prefers not to see too many separate stickies "cluttering up" (for want of a better expression) the pages of a particular forum.

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    I know this sounds good, but I think it is inevitable that there will turn out to be another half-a-dozen or more links which are of an equally worthy cause.

    Such a profileration of stickies at the top level would IMHO become unhelpful.
    Far better I think to group them together under a single sticky.

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