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Windows 7: "Driver Genius" Software

08 Dec 2011   #1
barbarossa2241

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
"Driver Genius" Software

Good morning,

I am looking to get this software "Driver Genius" and I wonder if you folks know anything about ? Good, bad and/or no need for it ? Thanks.
http://www.driver-soft.com/


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08 Dec 2011   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Absolutely no need for it whatsoever.
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08 Dec 2011   #3
barbarossa2241

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Got it. Thanks a lot Dwarf.
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08 Dec 2011   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Absolutely no need for it whatsoever.
Completely agree - Windows is good enough at finding appropriate drivers if you do not install the drivers from the manufacturer.
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08 Dec 2011   #5
barbarossa2241

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

This means this software is useless ?
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08 Dec 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Absolutely no need for it whatsoever.
Absolutely
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08 Dec 2011   #7
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Useless unless you're the one trying to sell it.
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08 Dec 2011   #8
barbarossa2241

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
Useless unless you're the one trying to sell it.
Right.
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08 Dec 2011   #9
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I disagree. There has been many occasions where I've not been able to find a driver for Windows XP and Driver Genius has found them for me (saving me loads of time).

I'm an IT Engineer though so the need is there for me to have software that can save me time on site etc. For home use or for a PC that already has drivers installed then no, there isnt any point in having it.


Dave
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08 Dec 2011   #10
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

The risk that I found with using products like this is not that they can't find the current drivers, but that they will try to install an OLDER driver -- if that is all they can find. Like others, I've found the combination of Windows Update and hardware manufacturers to be the best combination for keeping drivers current.
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