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Windows 7: Driver Looks Old

07 Apr 2011   #1
George1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
 
 
Driver Looks Old

I'm not having problems but happened to notice that my HDD driver is old.
The driver date is 6/21/2006.
Should this be replaced?


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07 Apr 2011   #2
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Wouldn't worry George my PC built in 2009/2010 has the same HDD drivers.
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07 Apr 2011   #3
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by George1 View Post
I'm not having problems but happened to notice that my HDD driver is old.
The driver date is 6/21/2006.
Should this be replaced?
If you are not having any problems then it is not necessary. Unless you know of a driver update offering increased functionality or reliability then it is best to leave it alone. Also, replacing drivers can sometimes cause far more problems than it solves.

Regards....Mike Connor
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07 Apr 2011   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There is nothing to update as it is a Windows driver. Everyone's HD driver will have the same date and version number. If fact the even for most (if not all) Windows/system drivers the date didn't even change after SP1, just the version number. Here is what I have showing for both a hard drive and the IDE controller drivers,

Driver Looks Old-hddriver.png


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07 Apr 2011   #5
George1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
 
 

That's good news, thanks!
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