Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2011   #2
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Wouldn't worry George my PC built in 2009/2010 has the same HDD drivers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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,

-hddriver.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2011   #5
George1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
 
 

That's good news, thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Driver Looks Old




Thread Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:27 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App