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Windows 7: Driver Updates on Acer Aspire 4741 Notebook

18 Jul 2012   #21

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point well taking greg, the only problem is i've never been able to update anything through device manager. all i get whenever i try updating any of the drivers in device manager is....you already have the latest driver installed.

so i guess i'll have look for this display driver myself. hope i find one.


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19 Jul 2012   #22
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Make sure you have hardware updating enabled: Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware.

Check optional Updates regularly.
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19 Jul 2012   #23

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

greg all i can say is thank you very very much. i can well imagine the busy schedule you have and taking the time to assit a newbie like me is much appreciated.

but what watch out, i'll get just as good as you one day haha thanks again buddy.
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20 Jul 2012   #24
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Any time. We are always here to help.
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06 Sep 2012   #25

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this is just to update you all on my previous posts and to also say thank you guys for sticking with me.

1) dvd bad block....yes i got the damn thing working again. it was as simple as just buying a new dvd device to replace the original one. apparently the lens had gone bad which i find strange because this notebook is barely two years old....anyway

2) i've finally downloaded the right broadcom lan driver for the netlink gigabit ethernet controller from the acer download site. it was all my fault to begin with by downloading and attempting to install the wrong driver....what else is new huh....anyway all is well now. no more "other devices" in device manager.
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06 Sep 2012   #26
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You can try cleaning the lens on the old DVD drive if you want to see if that resurrects it.

Make sure you have all of your Important and Optional Windows Update done.

Enjoy Windows 7!
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10 Sep 2012   #27

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Can anyone help translate this system health report

i just generated a system health report, everything seems ok but then "this" posted below and i'm not sure i understand fully well what that's all about.

should i be concerned about something here guys?


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10 Sep 2012   #28
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Look in Device manager to see if any devices are missing their drivers or are otherwise in error.

Have you done all of your Important and Optional Windows Updates, after enabling Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware
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10 Sep 2012   #29

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

hi gregr

great to hear from you buddy

yes i just checked in device manager and there are no yellow exclamation marks indicating trouble with any device driver and they all seem to be working properly. i have one device driver disabled by choice....webcam....which i don't use often.

i do not have windows update on automatic....i like to read up on some of these updates before downloading them....but i do check on windows update daily and yes i'm up to date on my updates.

"automatically get recommended drivers" is enabled as well. does the screen shot i posted indicate a potential desaster about to happen? and could you give me an opinion based on the screen shot?
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10 Sep 2012   #30
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There's no reason to screen updates beforehand as the chance of getting a bad one is one in a million or greater. In fact in Windows 8 updating is done in the background without user input using Windows 7 technology. So this is a wariness many have left over from XP days.

I don't disable drivers because it causes System Health report and other resources to flag and want to Troubleshoot it. There's no reason to do so really.
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