No personal information is collected, and no information is saved.
The only purpose for examining the hardware is to select appropriate drivers for it.
Tip: Updating drivers yourself is not difficult, but there are programs that will more or less do it for you.
Allowing Dynamic Update to run during Setup, however, helps ensure Setup success.
If you create a shared folder on a server and deliver Dynamic Update files to destination computers from that shared folder (instead of downloading the files directly from Windows Update to the computers), you can control the exact set of updated files to be installed.
For example, if a new video adapter requires a driver that was recently added to Windows Update, with Dynamic Update, the video adapter is recognized and supported during Setup.
Dynamic Update downloads only the files that are required for a particular computer, which means that the Dynamic Update software briefly examines the computer hardware.
The steps can be summarized as follows: , see the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web site at:
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You might need to update drivers in Windows when a new piece of hardware you've installed doesn't work automatically or maybe after upgrading to a new version of Windows.
Updating drivers is also a great troubleshooting step when the device is having some kind of problem or is generating an error, like a Device Manager error code.
This subsection briefly describes the steps for creating a shared folder on a server and delivering Dynamic Update files to destination computers from that shared folder.
The subsection also provides links to more detailed information.
This keeps the download time as short as possible and ensures that only necessary drivers are downloaded to the hard disk.