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Windows 7: Which Driver Scanner?

28 Sep 2011   #1
tonybridge

7 business x64, ultimate x64,business x32
 
 
Which Driver Scanner?

Hi:
I wonder if anyone can help me decide which is the best Driver Scanner to buy ( or indeed if it is worth it at all!).
My Vaio laptop had dropped the optical drive driver, and others are badly out of date.
Is there a reliable and simple option to upgrade the drivers?
W7_64 Ultimate
Many thanks


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28 Sep 2011   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tonybridge View Post
Hi:
I wonder if anyone can help me decide which is the best Driver Scanner to buy ( or indeed if it is worth it at all!).
My Vaio laptop had dropped the optical drive driver, and others are badly out of date.
Is there a reliable and simple option to upgrade the drivers?
W7_64 Ultimate
Many thanks
Welcome to the windows 7 forums tonybridge;

The most reliable method to upgrade drivers on your pc is the manufacturers web site for support. Most manufacturers have the latest drivers usually listed under your model and operating systems. Some (but not all) of the supposedly great Driver scanners just use the manufacturers sites to get the latest drivers.

I personally only get my driver updates from my equipment manufacturers site. The desktop machines from the motherboard manufacturers and such.

If a company no longer supports a device on your computer, then in many cases your out of luck or have to use the microsoft update to see if they have it. I never never never update video drivers from the microsoft site.

Sometimes the company is abruptly telling you that it is time to buy a new motherboard or machine.....

Have you been to the vaio site and checked?

Rich
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28 Sep 2011   #3
tonybridge

7 business x64, ultimate x64,business x32
 
 

Many thanks, Rich!
So i do it the hard way...sigh...
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28 Sep 2011   #4
tonybridge

7 business x64, ultimate x64,business x32
 
 

Thanks. The issue required a regedit of the upper and lower filters for my BD drive.
Cheers
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29 Sep 2011   #5
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Good to hear you got it sorted. In the absence of any problem description I was gonna say "it's not broken, why do you want to fix it" i.e. update all the drivers.

You want to move carefully (especially with Sony VAIOs) to make any changes to them as they tend to have lots of proprietary "hooks". At least, my wife's old VAIO was that way!
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