Update to blog post "DO NOT INSTALL Microsoft keyboard driver update released today"
Sunday, October 2, 2011 12:34:22 PM
This is an update to the blog post I published on Februrary 22, 2011, titled "DO NOT INSTALL Microsoft keyboard driver update released today".
In that post I recommended NOT to install the Microsoft keyboard driver update through Windows Update. While that recommedation holds true, I found out that the release of the driver update is coupled with the release of a new version of IntelliType, Microsoft's software to customize your keyboard. The software ALREADY include the driver that Windows Update wants to update. Go to http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/downloads and chose the Microsoft hardware product you have. Then chose the operating system that you have (make sure to correctly identifying whether your PC is 64 bit or 32). After download the IntelliType sofware and installing it. After installing the new version of IntelliType, the update will go away.
32 bit or 64 bitThe following instructions is copied from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/32-bit-and-64-bit-Windows-frequently-asked-questions
To find out if your computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows in Windows 7 or Windows Vista, do the following:
Open System by clicking the Start button , right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties.
Under System, you can view the system type.
If your computer is running Windows XP, do the following:
Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
If you don't see "x64 Edition" listed, then you're running the 32-bit version of Windows XP.
If "x64 Edition" is listed under System, you're running the 64-bit version of Windows XP.