I should have recommended “install one driver at a time and re-start PC” each time.
[B]Download locations…[/B] I create a DOWNLOAD folder.
If you want to make sure this is located at the alphabetic “top” of any listing, spell it with an underscore, like
Now, it will be easier to find. Next, when you download drivers and select SAVE, try to “browse” out to this [B]_Download[/B] folder.
You can also give each downloaded file a name-prefix, like “[B]1_[/B]SP35…” or “[B]2_[/B]SP…” so it’s a bit easier to identify the Install Order.
For now, however, let’s try an easier notion. (You have not done any permanent damage - nor will any of these processes - so don’t worry about that.)
In DEVICE MANAGER, locate any of those Yellow Exclaimed items (for example, the Network Adapter) and delete it. This is a “Driver Uninstall” process, you are not ‘deleting’ the hardware - just it’s entry on the Device Manager listing.
Now, do a Shutdown-Restart and log in. Wait for a few moments, and Windows SHOULD “found new hardware” and ask if you want it to install drivers “automatically.” Sure. Let’s see what happens.
(Even if it fails, you’re no worse off. Er, and no better off, darn…)
You might try to do a SEARCH on those SP___.EXE files and move them to that Download folder. Or else re-download them separately and give them some Numeric-Sequence-Prefix name for easier ordered installs.
Then, start over and, after you install each one, do a Shutdown Restart and let’s see what happens.
If this all fails to provide progress, then we’re looking at a Windows Update procedure. It is likely that the drivers are needing FRAMEWORK 2.5’s installation. I think that’s the correct one. I’ll locate that and see if I can’t post a link in a REPLY.