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Old 03-17-2010, 03:02 PM
Cara Cara is offline
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Default Somewhat basic question/s re firmware ...

Hello, new here! I have a question about firmware which, from the looks of things on this forum, is going to sound rather dumb, but I've searched and searched and haven't really found an answer. Here is is:

I think I've grasped what firmware is. What I can't quite figure is why I need it. I have a Clip, and a Clip+. I checked the versions, and for now they seem to both be the latest ones. But obviously they won't always be.

If, then, both are running fine - do I need firmware at all? I ask because I have a generalised aversion to installing Stuff I Don't Need on the comp. On the other hand, if it gives me added value, I'll probably do it.

I also want to know how big firmware is - does it hog space, or is it tiny?

And my final dumb question - does it go on the Clip itself, or on the computer? My Clip+ has a tendency to misbehave (I actually blame WMP, not the Clip - but I have to reformat it at least once a month and reload). A reformat would presumably wipe firmware off the Clip? So I'll be installing the firmware once a month, also? Can someone set me straight?

Apologies if this is all obvious to you ... ;-)

And thanks!
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