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Windows 7: Best Program to Find Drivers

10 Jul 2012   #11
ed123

Windows & Ultimate 64 bit & Linux Mint * Dual Boot
 
 

thank you very much i apprecita all the information


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10 Jul 2012   #12
SamuelGE

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Personal opinion, and others may disagree, but I wouldn't rely on any third party programs to find drivers. Many times the drivers they recommend are either outdated or haven't been optimized for a particular computer. The same can also happen using Windows Updates recommended driver downloads (it happened to me on two different occasions.)

I'd go to the computer manufacturer's website. The drivers they offer have been optimized specifically for the various computers they sell. My second choice would be to use the hardware manufacturer's website. But even that can cause problems.

Quick true story. Back in March 2012, Windows Updates told me there was a new Realtek driver for my computer. I went to the Realtek website and confirmed the driver was available. Immediately after installing the new driver I started getting BSODs. I rolled back to the previous driver version and everything worked again. I contacted Realtek and they said when they offer a new driver version, each computer manufacturer is free to modify that driver for their specific computers. If the computer manufacturer has not yet modified the driver, the newest version may not work. So even the newest may not be the best. Last week Sony finally offered that Realtek driver through the Vaio update site. It's working just fine now that they've worked their magic on it.

Moral of the story: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Sorry that this is not related to drivers, I just saw 'Sony update website' and wondered what the URL is. I reinstalled windows and now can't get VAIO update.

Thank you.


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10 Jul 2012   #13
ed123

Windows & Ultimate 64 bit & Linux Mint * Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Can you please confirm if the above hardware IDs are correct. I haven't found anything for ACP\INT33A0 yet, but I did find something for ACPI\INT33A0. Is realted to the Intel Smart Connect Technology. The driver can be gotten from here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...indows+7++*eng

If it is ACP\INT33A0, I will keep searching.
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i cant seem to find universal serial bus(USB) controller
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10 Jul 2012   #14
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I saw your earlier post. What I've been trying to figure out is a USB controller would not be installed. Do all of your USB ports currently function properly? Do you have any USB 3.0 ports?
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10 Jul 2012   #15
ed123

Windows & Ultimate 64 bit & Linux Mint * Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
I saw your earlier post. What I've been trying to figure out is a USB controller would not be installed. Do all of your USB ports currently function properly? Do you have any USB 3.0 ports?
oh i just tried the two ther ports on the left side and they dont seem to work only theoneon the right i think that one might be a 3.0 port
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10 Jul 2012   #16
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Might as well try the easy solutions first. Turn your computer off, disconnect the power cord and battery. Press the power button and hold it for a few seconds. Reconnect the battery and plug it back in. Turn the computer back on and see if the problem persist.

What model computer do you have? Their may be a chipset driver that needs to be unstalled which I can locate for you.
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10 Jul 2012   #17
ed123

Windows & Ultimate 64 bit & Linux Mint * Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Might as well try the easy solutions first. Turn your computer off, disconnect the power cord and battery. Press the power button and hold it for a few seconds. Reconnect the battery and plug it back in. Turn the computer back on and see if the problem persist.

What model computer do you have? Their may be a chipset driver that needs to be unstalled which I can locate for you.
i have an hp 2000369wm notebook pc im sorry its not for this one itsfor another one im working on

pavillion dm4-3009se entertainment pc
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10 Jul 2012   #18
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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10 Jul 2012   #19
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ed123 View Post
i have an hp 2000369wm notebook pc im sorry its not for this one itsfor another one im working on

pavillion dm4-3009se entertainment pc
I'm sorry. I don't understand your answer. Please state clearly the model computer you are having trouble with. Have you tried the process I detailed in the first paragraph of my previous post?
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10 Jul 2012   #20
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SamuelGE View Post

Sorry that this is not related to drivers, I just saw 'Sony update website' and wondered what the URL is. I reinstalled windows and now can't get VAIO update.

Thank you.


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