Topic: [SLVD] Sp folder

What is the Sp folder inside of an Intel chipset driver ?  I've search for this info and it led me to this site and this site only.  I would have posted on the thread that it was on but is is closed. The one guy just said that he thought that the Sp folder should not exist.

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*  Product: Intel(R) Chipset Software Installation Utility
*  Release: Production
*  Version: 7.2.2.1006
*  Target Chipset(s)#: 955X/XM/975X/945G/P/PL/GM/PM/GMS/940GML/E7230/E8501
*  Date: October 13 2005
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http://download2us.softpedia.com/dl/a08 … _autol.exe

Re: [SLVD] Sp folder

Are you referring to this post over at WinCert?
Maybe there were different driver versions for different (S)ervice (P)ack levels way back then (2005!?!)
I honestly don't know why you're using such an old driver (and from a 3rd party download site which is worse!) when the new driver (in our DriverPack Chipset) can be found from the Intel site here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_ … nloadType=

Please use DriverPacks (NOT nlite!) and don't try to use old drivers unless you absolutely must.

Re: [SLVD] Sp folder

mr_smartepants wrote:

Are you referring to this post over at WinCert?
Maybe there were different driver versions for different (S)ervice (P)ack levels way back then (2005!?!)
I honestly don't know why you're using such an old driver (and from a 3rd party download site which is worse!) when the new driver (in our DriverPack Chipset) can be found from the Intel site here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_ … nloadType=

Please use DriverPacks (NOT nlite!) and don't try to use old drivers unless you absolutely must.

lol  small world,eh ?

No, there was some dude on 'THIS' forum   http://forum.driverpacks.net/viewtopic.php?id=1927    that was talking about the "SP folder shouldn't exist" or whatever and the thread is closed. That post on wincert was from me.

To answer your question, I don't have a lot of knowledge about drivers (except their function) so the last driver update I did was probably from the dell driver site and I think they are behind.. 

I don't even know how to search out the driver I need honestly, I always just use my service tag number on the dell site But thanks for hooking me up.

Why not use nLite ? It's very convenient.

Last edited by eddievh (2012-06-02 14:36:31)

Re: [SLVD] Sp folder

eddievh wrote:

Why not use nLite ? It's very convenient.

We don't support nlite (nobody else does either).
It makes a mess of source files and does not process drivers correctly.
We only support DriverPacks.

Re: [SLVD] Sp folder

OK, I'll definitely check them out.    What about this comment on driverpacks.net ?

It is highly recommended that you use either nLite or the RyanVM Integrator to integrate all current hotfixes prior to integrating DriverPacks. This will create a secure, up-to-date Windows install with minimal downloads from the Microsoft Update website. Please refer to the above websites for detailed instructions for those programs.

Are you saying not to use nlite for anything or only the driverpacks ?

Re: [SLVD] Sp folder

1) Never use nlite for drivers.

The rest is personal choice. 
You can choose to use nlite for drivers and we can choose not to help you when nlite blows up. wink
Many people still use nlite to integrate updates and modify their source even though nlite's creator doesn't support it anymore.
Me personally, I use RVMi and AutoImage for all my XP work.  I use my own scripts for Win7.  Again, it's all your own choice.