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Won't sleep or hibernate.

  1. #11


    Posts : 154
    Win7


    As I said I was looking for the usual-suspect Power Mgmt tabs but that drive had none.

    On the second or third pass I found it buried in Advanced tab.

    Thanks, guys.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    New driver date for you: 6/26/2006

    Editing the .inf makes it so the driver will install on your hardware. The driver is made for it, but many times, companies don't want their name associated with the new driver because they are trying to make more money on selling new/different items. Read inside the .inf - it says it straight out and clear as day:

    QCOM They did not wamt to use their own manufacture name
    MSI White box, they did not intend to use their company name
    Winstron, they did not intend to use their company name

    etc... In your case, Linksys made it where you aren't even supposed to get this at all!

    In this case, you, the end user, suffer because of it. I fixed it so it even retains the original name for you: "Linksys Wireless-G PCI"

    Install using the Device Manager.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 154
    Win7


    Hi again GMan -

    Wouldn't pick it up using browse so I had to choose Use Disk and provide path to the unzipped folder.

    At first it wouldn't sleep or Hibernate, after changing same Power Saving setting it would Sleep but not Hibernate. I chose the Maximum Power saving choice and it would do both. Then I went back to Fast Power Saving and it will now do both again. So it's a bit fussy in it's advanced age, I guess.

    All is working fine now. Thanks!
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  4. #14


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Sounds good. You're welcome.

    I always install everything in device manager like this:

    Right click, update driver software, browse my computer, let me pick, have disk, browse.

    Then double click on the actual inf. Click ok then next. It installs. But in most cases, pointing it to the folder only and making it look inside works well too, as it did for you.

    Enjoy!
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  5. #15


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    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Sounds good. You're welcome.

    I always install everything in device manager like this:

    Right click, update driver software, browse my computer, let me pick, have disk, browse.

    Then double click on the actual inf. Click ok then next. It installs. But in most cases, pointing it to the folder only and making it look inside works well too, as it did for you.

    Enjoy!
    That's a tutorial!
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  6. #16


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    That's a tutorial!
    Perhaps. Seems even some people with 30+ years of "navigating Windows" (I didn't realize Windows existed in 1982 or before lol) run into issues:

    MOTUNATION • View topic - Is it possible to run two PCI-424(X) cards in one System?

    MOTUNATION • View topic - Is it possible to run two PCI-424(X) cards in one System?
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  7. #17


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Lol. Perhaps I'd be "testy" if I'd been "navigating Windows" for 30+ years. Hell, I've only been navigating Windows for 21.5 years and I'm nowhere near as "testy" as that!
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