Installing ATI Remote Wonder Plus (Vista)

This weekend I spent some time getting familiar with Windows Media Center. An ATI Remote Wonder Plus came with my tuner card, so I plugged it in.

Vista automatically installed the software and said the device was "”ready to use”, but the remote still wasn’t working, so the next day I looked into the issue and found this article.

ATI Remote Wonder Plus Install for Vista

Turns out it’s an old article and no longer current, so here’s an update. First, after the ATI/AMD merger it wasn’t obvious, but I found the driver page mentioned in the above article. Here’s the ATI “Drivers & Software” page.

If you need the driver for 64 bit Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Linux, that page is your best bet – but since it’s what I needed, here’s a direct link to the 32-bit Vista driver.

Installing was straightforward, though after extracting with a status bar, there didn’t seem to be a lot of feedback from the installer. I hit <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Del> to see if the process was running and got some start-menu toast explaining that the drivers were being installed.

This process ended with a note that a reboot may be required, this was also mentioned in the article linked above, but in my case the remote worked without a reboot – which is good because a reboot would have interfered with programs Media Center was recording.

One Response to “Installing ATI Remote Wonder Plus (Vista)”

  1. Bob says:

    This is the solution I’ve been looking for for some time, I had the same “ready to use” message with no joy. The install of the driver went without a hitch, and the remote works as expected (I didn’t have to reboot either). Thanks for posting it. I don’t know how you found the link, but I’m glad you did.

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