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Windows 7: Whats The best Driver Update Tool..

13 Jul 2009   #1

Windos 7 FtW
 
 
Whats The best Driver Update Tool..

Im looking for a tool to update my Drivers for me... But i dont wont to pay for one that doesnt support Windows 7 =( (Looking for somthing That updates my pc driver for me like driver magcian)

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13 Jul 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StonR View Post
Im looking for a tool to update my Drivers for me... But i dont wont to pay for one that doesnt support Windows 7 =( (Looking for somthing That updates my pc driver for me like driver magcian)
the one problen with driver update programs is that they all have different drivers and dates so you are relying on (especially a free site) them to give you the most current driver. I dont use them. had too many times it upgraded a driver to a bad one and didnt upgrade one that needed it

Ken
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13 Jul 2009   #3

Windos 7 FtW
 
 

Hah im willing to pay for it =) I dont want a free one =)
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13 Jul 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StonR View Post
Hah im willing to pay for it =) I dont want a free one =)
sorry i read dont want to pay for...... most will work on win 7 but do you mean dedicated to win 7?

Ken
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13 Jul 2009   #5

 

The best driver update tool is your keyboard. You know what hardware you have and where you got it. If you choose not to be on the providers mailing lists, check the appropriate sites when you have an issue/problem, or whenenever else you might check.

I use Maxthon for some of my Web activity - driver updates for one. I have a Group (collection of links) called Drivers. I open the group, check out the "Updated" date field and, more often than not, move on. Since I do this every month or so, I can easily detect a (possibly) new version.

Perhaps it is the cynic in me, but IMO, automatic driver management tools prey on the people least able to use them correctly. Again, IMO, such tools are written as a vehicle to generate sales or ad revenue.

Just my two cents.
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13 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
The best driver update tool is your keyboard. You know what hardware you have and where you got it. If you choose not to be on the providers mailing lists, check the appropriate sites when you have an issue/problem, or whenenever else you might check.

I use Maxthon for some of my Web activity - driver updates for one. I have a Group (collection of links) called Drivers. I open the group, check out the "Updated" date field and, more often than not, move on. Since I do this every month or so, I can easily detect a (possibly) new version.

Perhaps it is the cynic in me, but IMO, automatic driver management tools prey on the people least able to use them correctly. Again, IMO, such tools are written as a vehicle to generate sales or ad revenue.

Just my two cents.
+1 i have tried driver scanners in the past but never got good results with them (and i am an 'update' phreak). best method for sure is to regularly check the hardware vendors site.
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13 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

There are numerous such programs out there - some are free and some require payment (shareware). However, I consider these to be a total waste of time and don't recommend their use. If you know what hardware is in your system, then go to the relevant hardware manufacturer and download updated drivers (when they are released) for free.
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13 Jul 2009   #8
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Couldn't agree more with Antman and Dwarf. That and the only drivers that should need to be updated are video and audio; bugfixes, new game comes out (and the driver is updated to support the game), etc. Everything else (motherboard, ethernet, etc) should only be updated if there is a fix listed that for a problem you are having; there is very seldom any performance benefit from updating these drivers, and in a lot of cases can mess up a working system by installing them.

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I use Maxthon for some of my Web activity - driver updates for one. I have a Group (collection of links) called Drivers
Same here only it is Firefox and the folder is called Updates.
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14 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Couldn't agree more with Antman and Dwarf. That and the only drivers that should need to be updated are video and audio; bugfixes, new game comes out (and the driver is updated to support the game), etc. Everything else (motherboard, ethernet, etc) should only be updated if there is a fix listed that for a problem you are having; there is very seldom any performance benefit from updating these drivers, and in a lot of cases can mess up a working system by installing them.



Same here only it is Firefox and the folder is called Updates.
I too agree. Those are completely useless.

The best tool, imo, is the Device Manager. Just find the device you want to update, and right click and select Update Driver. Works amazingly well.

~Lordbob
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14 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 PRO x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I too agree. Those are completely useless.

The best tool, imo, is the Device Manager. Just find the device you want to update, and right click and select Update Driver. Works amazingly well.

~Lordbob
Only if MS update has these updates....unless you downloaded the update, in turn you wouldnt need an update tool to start :P

As stated before, go to device manager, figure out what ya got, and start googling going to the devices page for updates.
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