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    Question What is Wistron?

    I see all new drivers on the ASUS Driver Search page have Wistron in the name of the driver

    Try downloading the latest Intel Chipset Driver 9.4.0.1026 and notice the name Wistron

    http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...pset&p=3&s=111

    This is also for all components like Bluetooth, WLAN, you name it

    what is Wistron?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokerface View Post
    I see all new drivers on the ASUS Driver Search page have Wistron in the name of the driver

    Try downloading the latest Intel Chipset Driver 9.4.0.1026 and notice the name Wistron

    http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...pset&p=3&s=111

    This is also for all components like Bluetooth, WLAN, you name it

    what is Wistron?
    Google is your friend

    https://www.google.com/search?q=wist...en-US:official

    http://www.wistron.com/

    Asus puts those trail cookies in the name to show the provenance of the driver source.

    You will also notice they have INTEL AMD PEGA (Pegatron).

    You could download them directly from the manufacturer and compare distribution differences. They should be an exact match.
    Last edited by hmscott; 03-31-2014 at 11:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmscott View Post
    Google is your friend

    https://www.google.com/search?q=wist...en-US:official

    http://www.wistron.com/

    Asus puts those trail cookies in the name to show the provenance of the driver source.

    You will also notice they have INTEL AMD PEGA (Pegatron).

    You could download them directly from the manufacturer and compare distribution differences. They should be an exact match.
    thanks a lot for bringing PEGA up also I did see a few drivers that had PEGA in them and avoided downloading them thinking they are not for laptops maybe for some tablet or I don't know

    I am still confused about Wistron and PEGA

    can you explain in layman terms what do they mean?

    I appreciate your time bro, you're a great help

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokerface View Post
    thanks a lot for bringing PEGA up also I did see a few drivers that had PEGA in them and avoided downloading them thinking they are not for laptops maybe for some tablet or I don't know

    I am still confused about Wistron and PEGA

    can you explain in layman terms what do they mean?

    I appreciate your time bro, you're a great help
    They are the names of companies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmscott View Post
    They are the names of companies.
    I understand

    but then you see them listed in the same driver version

    example

    Chipset_Wistron_Intel_Win81_64_VER9401026.zip

    Chipset_PEGA_Intel_Win81_64_VER9401027.zip

    Chipset_Intel_Win81_64_VER9441006.zip

    So what is the diff. between that has PEGA, Wistron in it?

    Aren't they all Intel Chipset Drivers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokerface View Post
    I understand

    but then you see them listed in the same driver version

    example

    Chipset_Wistron_Intel_Win81_64_VER9401026.zip

    Chipset_PEGA_Intel_Win81_64_VER9401027.zip

    Chipset_Intel_Win81_64_VER9441006.zip

    So what is the diff. between that has PEGA, Wistron in it?

    Aren't they all Intel Chipset Drivers?
    Those are two different version numbers, 1026 and 1027, besides being from Wistron and PEGA.

    This was the answer from earlier pokerface:

    "Asus puts those trail cookies in the name to show the provenance of the driver source."

    Let me decode that for you

    prov·e·nance
    ˈprävənəns/
    noun: provenance

    1. the place of origin or earliest known history of something.
    "an orange rug of Iranian provenance"
    synonyms: origin, source, place of origin;
    birthplace, fount, roots, pedigree, derivation, root, etymology;

    "the provenance of the paintings"
    the beginning of something's existence; something's origin.
    "they try to understand the whole universe, its provenance and fate"
    a record of ownership of a work of art or an antique, used as a guide to authenticity or quality.
    plural noun: provenances
    "the manuscript has a distinguished provenance"

    2. Origin

    They put the company name (PEGA, Wistron) in the file name to show it came from them, along the way from Intel, in this example.

    It is a bread crumb that you can follow / know it came indirectly through another company from Intel.

    They may have added something that the Intel package didn't have, localization comes to mind, specific docs or tweaks for their use of the chipset, or it might just be a cooperative sharing of resources.

    You could ask Asus via a Technical Inquiry as to why they are getting and distributing drivers from sources other than directly from Intel.
    Last edited by hmscott; 03-31-2014 at 11:22 PM.

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    I see, thanks a lot man

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