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Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235--update or not?

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    Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235--update or not?

    I'm running Windows 8 on a Samsung laptop which I've had since April of this year. The wireless adapter is as mentioned in the thread title, driver version Windows update has been telling me there is an update for this adapter. I hadn't acted on it because the adapter is working and I don't see a need to update it right now. It was fine with a Linksys router, never a problem. At my current location, I am using a Netgear router and all was well until I updated the router's firmware. The laptop had intermittent connection drops until I rolled back the router's firmware. (I think the problem is Netgear's firmware in this case, not my drivers.) Since rolling back the router firmware, the laptop has had no connection issues whatsoever.

    Today I see that the driver has been downloaded, so I have the warning that it is ready to be installed. I am wondering if I should go ahead and install it. And would I be able to roll the driver back if there are problems?

    Edited to add:

    I'm seeing this thread:

    It looks like I might be better off staying with the driver I have. I guess that's the thing--these manufacturers may make changes to the adapter such that an updated downloaded from anyone other than them (in this case Samsung) may not work. I've never updated graphics or wireless drivers on my other machines (XP and 7), choosing an 'if it ain't broke' approach.

    I also see that Windows Update tried and failed twice to install this driver. I have since changed my Windows Update settings so that WU can download the updates but from now on I will decided if and when they will be installed. I'll look more into what would have caused the installation failures.
    Last edited by MaddyMay; 17 Nov 2013 at 04:33.

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    OK, I know I'm replying to my own thread, but maybe we can mark this as solved. I looked up the error message I was getting related to this update. It was number 0x80070103. I looked that up, and got this:

    Windows Update error 0x80070103 - Microsoft Community

    This error message indicts that, if you receive Windows Update error 0X80070103 while installing updates, you might be trying to install a driver that's already installed or a driver that might be less compatible than one you already have installed on your computer.
    I have decided not to install this driver and I have hidden this update so that Windows stops pestering me about it.
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    if the update is in the optional updates area id just hide it like you said i have windows telling me to install a old nvida driver then i currently have and just hid it. also you can mark the thread as solved since your the thread starter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
    if the update is in the optional updates area id just hide it like you said i have windows telling me to install a old nvida driver then i currently have and just hid it. also you can mark the thread as solved since your the thread starter.
    Done. Thank you!
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    I see that there is now an update for this driver showing up in my optional updates list. I don't know if this is a different driver. Windows Updates is indicating that this one is to be downloaded. The other one which failed to install (and which I have now hidden) actually has been downloaded already. I still don't intend to update this driver, since I am not currently having any problems with my wireless adapter.
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    Annnnd....Windows Update again moved this update from Optional to Important and then downloaded it and I again hid it. Persistent.
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