Quote: Originally Posted by FranzB
Actually you have answered my question already but how on earth is it possible that there is such a huge discrepancy of scanning results and advice about what to do, i.e. update or not? I beats me.
The discrepancy is based on HOW the so-called driver scanner determines that drivers are out of date. You're presuming that it even checks to see if your drivers are current -- and there's no real proof that it does.
I tried several of these a while back -- when I was struggling to get current, working drivers for a Tablet PC that the manufacturer said could NOT be upgraded to run Windows 7. They ALL said that one or more of my drivers were out of date -- and I know for a fact that NONE of them were out of date.
One in particular said that nearly half of my drivers were out of date! But, when I went to download one of their suggested updates, they want me to PAY. That was a clue to me that ALL they wanted was my money -- and once they had that, they didn't really care what happened to my PC.
As others have said, these serve some use in identifying possible out of date drivers -- but you should then go to the hardware site to download any updated drivers.