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Windows 7: Linking to other sites

27 Nov 2011   #1
Biker

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Linking to other sites

If forum rules restrict linking how does one provide updates or improvments without linking, as in Drivers
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27 Nov 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Biker,

The forum rules are inplace to prevent spamming, and unnecessarily redirecting to other sites.

As for drivers, posting links to the manufacturer's (source) driver download page for a device is fine. Posting links to some 3rd party driver site unrelated to the manufacturer, or some file hosting site, is not permitted since these are usually questionable locations to download such files from.
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27 Nov 2011   #3
Biker

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

what if the other site has a better fix the the source site, this has happen because source site doesn't always keep up with fixes, much like MS.
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27 Nov 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry, but no. The device manufacturer's website should have the latest driver since they are the one's that made the device.

For example, if you have a OEM computer (ex: Dell), then posting a driver from say the audio chip manufacturer's (ex: Realtek) site instead of from the OEM computer's website is fine. Getting the driver directly from the specific device manufacturer is better than the OEM since they are more up to date.

We do not want driver download links to unknown and/or suspicious sites posted here. Manufacturer, affiliated site of the manufacturer, or bust.
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27 Nov 2011   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Brink does keep update pages for some of the antivirus software on the sticky portion on the Security section. Here> System Security - Windows 7 Forums

Also video drivers stickied for Nvidia and AMD latest drivers. Top of this page.> Graphic Cards - Windows 7 Forums
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