[solved] how to find which virtio drivers version is installed in windows?

m.ardito

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Hi,

I can't find a way to understand which virtio version is installed in my windows 2003 guest...

in "devices management" I see two "hard disk" devices labeled "red hat virtio scsi disk device", but in the "driver details" it seems to come from... "microsoft"?

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is this expected? and how can I easily tell which version I have installed? :confused:

Thanks, Marco
 
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AndyL

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Re: how to find which virtio drivers version is installed in windows?

I think if you look further down in Device manager and go to Storage Controllers/Red Hat VirtIO SCSI Controller, you can get the driver version from there.
 

m.ardito

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Re: how to find which virtio drivers version is installed in windows?

oh, my!

you're right, the controller is the place where I have to look, :eek:

but... there I see:
driver version 4.3.0.17241 date 05/05/2009
and if I dig in to driver details I see:
a viostor.sys file with 51.63.103.3000 as version... how are these info related with waht I can find here http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/virtio-win/latest/images/ ?

on the fedora project there are version numbers like
virtio-win-0.1-65.iso

how are thay related is there any online source to check, to your knowledge?

Marco
 

AndyL

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Re: how to find which virtio drivers version is installed in windows?

Just extract the files from the iso. Then you can check the version numbers. For example, 0.1-52 viostor.sys in the Win7/x86 folder is version 61.64.104.5200. For the 0.1-65 iso, the same file is version 61.65.104.6500. It looks like the last 4 digits tie up with the iso naming.
 

m.ardito

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Re: how to find which virtio drivers version is installed in windows?

it could be as you said: I already have a
virtio-win-0.1-30.iso

so it fits to my installed 51.63.103.3000

still, it's weird... not really intuitive what "0.1" stand for then...

Thanks,
Marco
 

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