System Manufacturer/Model Number Acer OS Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1 CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz Motherboard Acer JE50_HR Memory 8.00 GB Graphics Card Intel(R) HD Graphics Family Sound Card (1) Realtek High Definition Audio (2) Intel(R) Display Aud Screen Resolution 1366 x 768 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
Hard Drives (1) TOSHIBA MK1059GSMP (2) ZTE MMC Storage USB Device
System Manufacturer/Model Number Ignatz Special; 4 speed manual gearbox; factory air conditioning; one of one OS Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit CPU Intel Sandy Bridge i5-2500, not overclocked Motherboard Gigabyte H67A-UD3H-B3, full ATX Memory 4 GB Crucial DDR3-1333 Graphics Card none; graphics are integrated on CPU Sound Card onboard: Realtek ALC892; external: USB Behringer UF0-202 Monitor(s) Displays NEC 90GX2-BK 19" LCD Screen Resolution 800 x 640
Keyboard Leopold Tenkeyless with Cherry Blue switches, USB Mouse Logitech or Microsoft optical wired; either USB or PS 2 PSU Seasonic SS-560KM, modular Case Antec Solo II Cooling CPU: Scythe Big Shuriken; Case: Scythe Slipstream 800 & 500 Hard Drives System: Intel 320 Series SSD, 80 GB;
Data: Samsung Spinpoint 103SJ, 1 TB;
Backup: WD Caviar Green WD15EADS-00P8B0, 1.5TB Other Info Power consumption of this system, including monitor: 68 watts at idle; 144 watts at full load
Best may be to follow the advise given by Ignatzatsonic and generally leave the drivers alone.
But if it does become necessary then open the Device in Device Manager via Control Panel\All Control Panel Items and clicking on Device Manager and then opening its Property Sheet from the Context Menu that appears on right clicking the Device. In the Property Sheet press the Driver's Tab and then the Update Button and follow the guidance that you get thereafter..
System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom Built OS Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit Motherboard Intel D845GVS1 X86-based PC Memory 2 gigs of RAM Graphics Card Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller Sound Card Realtek AC'97 Audio Monitor(s) Displays Samsung SyncMaster 931BF Black 19" LCD Monitor Screen Resolution 1280X960
Keyboard COMPAQ Standard PS/2 Keyboard Mouse iBall Laser Precise Speedster Hard Drives 1. SAMSUNG SP0822N ATA Device ~ 80 GigaBytes
2. Seagate FreeAgent Go USB Device ~ 500 GigaBytes Internet Speed 4 mb/sec
System Manufacturer/Model Number HP Pavilion Elite 495UK OS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit CPU Intel Core i7 870 @ 2.93GHz Motherboard MSI 2A9C (CPU1) Memory 8Gb Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 664MHz Graphics Card nVidia GeForce GTX 460 1024MB dedicated RAM Sound Card Realtek HD Audio Monitor(s) Displays HP2310i Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Keyboard Logitech K750 solar-powered keyboard Mouse Logitech Wireless M180 mouse PSU 460W Case HP Elite Cooling Air cooled Hard Drives 1x1954GB Hitachi HDS22020ALA 330 (RAID), 1x1954GB Hitachi External for backup and storage Internet Speed 2Mb Other Info Pure Avanti Flow Internet Radio with iPod Dock, 64Gb iPod, HP USB Speakers, Sony MDR-V500 Headphones, Sony Vaio F-Series Laptop
Not sure how everyone else feels, but in my experience these Free Driver Update programs that you can download tend to do more harm than good. I've never had a problem with the drivers that Windows has offered me. Apart from the nVidia drivers which seem to be a bit out of date.
System Manufacturer/Model Number Dell Dimension 9200 (XPS 410) OS Windows 7 Professional x64 CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz Motherboard Intel P965 Express Chipset - Dell Inc. 0CT017 Memory 4GB - HYMP512U64CP8-Y5 Graphics Card nVidia GeForce 8600GTS Monitor(s) Displays DELL 22" E228WFP Screen Resolution 1680x1050
Keyboard Logitech Cordless Desktop MX3000 Mouse Logitech Laser Mouse MX3000 Hard Drives 2x Western Digital WD3200AAKS
Intel Raid 0
Seagate Expansion 1TB - External Other Info Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 2.5.3 - Dell Inc.
Broadcom 802.11g Wireless Network Adapter
Sony Optiarc DVD RW AD-7241S
Lite-On BD-RE iHBS112
TEAC CA-200 19-in-1 Media Card Reader
HP Photosmart 8450 Printer
I tend to leave the basic drivers alone after installing and getting my system up and running. I usually install the OS and see what is not working right in device manager. From there, I visit the mobo manufacturer website and download what seems reasonable to get rid of any exclamation points in device manager.
The only thing I tend to upgrade on a regular basis is my video card. But even then, I usually only update it when purchasing a new game. So, every 3-4 months I go out to Nvidia's site and get the latest driver for my card.
Aside from that, I tend to leave well enough alone if it is not broken.
System Manufacturer/Model Number Self-Built in July 2009 OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64 CPU Intel Q9550 2.83Ghz OC'd to 3.40Ghz Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1, F12 BIOS Memory 8GB G.Skill PI DDR2-800, 4-4-4-12 timings Graphics Card EVGA 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX570 Sound Card Realtek ALC899A 8 channel onboard audio Monitor(s) Displays 23" Acer x233H Screen Resolution 1920x1080
Keyboard ABS M1 Mechanical Mouse Logitech G9 Laser Mouse PSU Corsair 620HX modular Case Antec P182 Cooling stock Hard Drives Intel X25-M 80GB Gen 2 SSD
Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black, 32MB cache. WD1001FALS Internet Speed 15/2 cable modem Other Info Windows and Linux enthusiast. Logitech G35 Headset.