3D Rage II+ Drivers (or, Can Drivers Be Copied Off Of Another Computer?)
February 23, 2007 12:07 PM   Subscribe

LegacyVideoCard Filter: Can I get video drivers off of the other computer? (or do you know where to get them?) This is an ATI 3D Rage II+ .

So there's two computers. For irrelevant reasons, I needed to swap the video cards in the two machines. I was able to grab new drivers for the Radeon card, but I can't find the driver cd, or find drivers online, for the 3D Rage II+. Now, they're obviously on the old computer - is there a way to get them off? I've tried anything that says "ati" from the drivers folder, but I think I need, at minimum, a .inf file. Is there a way to copy drivers to another computer? Both computers are running Windows XP Pro.

Or even better, do you know where I can find them online?
posted by niles to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Driver Collector
posted by fvox13 at 12:20 PM on February 23, 2007

It doesn't look like ATI wrote any XP drivers for this card. Here are the ones for earlier OS versions. Maybe XP was using a generic driver instead of one from ATI.
posted by odinsdream at 12:21 PM on February 23, 2007

Perhaps try this?

Or one of these?
posted by Partial Law at 12:21 PM on February 23, 2007

Ah, excellent. I'm testing it out right now...
posted by niles at 12:22 PM on February 23, 2007

er, Driver Collector, that is.
posted by niles at 12:23 PM on February 23, 2007

As far as I can tell, Driver Collector worked amazingly. Unfortunately, it looks like my boss pulled the video card - so I can't check until Monday.

odinsdream: That could make sense - I found several drivers online, but nothing ran under XP. Driver Collector said it was an ATI driver though....

Thanks for the help! Driver Collector has just been added to my computer toolkit - I had no idea such a tool existed.
posted by niles at 12:49 PM on February 23, 2007

If it doesn't work, you may want to try visiting Windows Update on the computer while the card is installed. Check the Hardware Updates list and see if it selected a new driver for the auto-detected card.
posted by odinsdream at 1:40 PM on February 23, 2007

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