How come I am getting a message that I need to update a driver while upgrading to Windows 7 even though I already updated the driver?

by on May 1, 2013

Q: I’m trying to upgrade to Window 7. I ran the Win 7 upgrade advisor and it told me I could upgrade. When I started to install it told me I needed to update the driver for Storage controllers: ADY6E7E4 IDE Controller. So I went to Dell and downloaded and installed the driver but I got the same message that I needed to update that driver. I’m guess it has to do with the things that uses IDE cables. The only things I have that uses IDE is my floppy disc drive which I don’t use so I don’t really care about and my I/O board which is where my start button is located. I know if I disconnect it my PC won’t start so I’m just worried that if I upgrade and it doesn’t work properly my PC won’t turn on. If I go ahead with the install. Could it keep me from starting my computer?


7 Responses to “How come I am getting a message that I need to update a driver while upgrading to Windows 7 even though I already updated the driver?”
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    Where are you at in the installation process? Also can you take a photo of what the screen(s) look like when you’re having these issues? You can upload them to imgur.com and just post links to the screenshots in your reply.

    Also, what’s the full model information for your dell computer?

     
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    …and are you trying to install Windows 7 32bit or Windows 7 64bit?

     
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    I see the message when it’s checking compatibility. My computer is a Dell Dimension E520 and I’m currently running Windows Vista Home Premium and trying to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate.

    Screen shot link: http://imgur.com/hjXGNRg

     
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    Picked as best answer

    Thanks. Since your harddrive appears to be Serial ATA, and not impacted by this IDE controller, I would suggest clicking next and continuing with the upgrade.

    Naturally, you should have a backup of all your important data before performing a Windows OS upgrade.

     
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    So it will not effect the I/O board? Since it is connected by a IDE cable.

     
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    Nope. At least not your computer turning on. Your computer getting power happens long before Windows starts to do anything.

     
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    Okay thanks I thought so but I wanted to be safe before I went on with the upgrade.