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Updating the Drivers on an HP MediaSmart EX470 or EX475

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For those of you who have the first version of the HP MediaSmart Server, either the EX470 or the EX475, you may want to update the drivers for the hardware. Now HP don’t actually provide any updated hardware drivers specifically for the HP MediaSmart, but a lot of people want to run either the latest, or are the very least, later drivers than the ones that came with it.

Ed Tittel on his Viz Vista blog has spent some time locating and testing out different updated drivers for the various components of the HP MediaSmart, including the graphics card and network card.

Ed even includes a useful table with download links to the version of the drivers that worked.

To read Ed’s full post, and download those drivers, click here. As usual, before you update any drivers, make sure you are sure you want to do it, and backup anything you need, just in case!


Written by Andrew Edney

March 6, 2009 at 6:15 am

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  1. Thanks for the moral support, Andrew. Hope you’ll find my upcoming story for Tom’s Hardware equally helpful. I love my job: I get to take stuff apart, break it, fix it, tinker endlessly and they pay me anyway!

    Ed Tittel

    March 6, 2009 at 2:55 pm

  2. ed i agree with you


    March 6, 2009 at 7:33 pm

  3. Should i use the xp driver or server 2003?


    March 11, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    • @desjar – you should use the Windows 2003 drivers as that is what Windows Home Server is built on.

      Andrew Edney

      March 11, 2009 at 2:46 pm

  4. great information keep it up

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