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Windows 7: Out dated drivers.

25 Jul 2012   #1
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 
Out dated drivers.

Can out dated drivers that are not being used by the system cause problems?


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25 Jul 2012   #2
DELL MOHAMMED

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Hi Layback bear

My name is Mohammed from DELL social media outreach team

In response to your recent query The outdated drivers will not cause any problem.But if the drivers are not updated the hardware component associated to the driver might not work at its best


Thanks & regards
DELL_Mohammed_A
DELL social media responder
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25 Jul 2012   #3
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Can out dated drivers that are not being used by the system cause problems?
I recommend using SlimDrivers
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26 Jul 2012   #4
Mintos45

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Can out dated drivers that are not being used by the system cause problems?
Possibly. Use an application like Driver Sweeper to remove old drivers. Although old drivers may or may not cause problems, you could always do with that extra disk space, however small it is.
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26 Jul 2012   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My first post was a little lame on my part. Let me try again being more exact.
Marvel 6.0 has a old driver. I have nothing installed in the Marvel Sata 6.0 port. I use Intel Sata 3.0 port instead for my SSD. Will that Marvel driver that is not being used cause problems. Their is a update driver I haven't installed because I don't use Marvel 6.0 port.
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26 Jul 2012   #6
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
My first post was a little lame on my part. Let me try again being more exact.
Marvel 6.0 has a old driver. I have nothing installed in the Marvel Sata 6.0 port. I use Intel Sata 3.0 port instead for my SSD. Will that Marvel driver that is not being used cause problems. Their is a update driver I haven't installed because I don't use Marvel 6.0 port.
Hi LBB, Welcome to the forums () Have a look here Removing Unwanted Device Drivers this should help you ,I personnally think you will be OK as long as you do not envoke the Marvell driver
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26 Jul 2012   #7
indianacarnie

 

My understanding is no, it shouldn't be causing ( or cause) any problems. Is there a specific reason you ask this?
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26 Jul 2012   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well yes their is. When I use Marvel 6.0 Sata connection I get black screens for a few seconds, driver mv91xx. My bios indicate Marvel driver being 1.0.0.10.1016 and in Device Manager the driver is indicated as 11.22.3.9. With the previous problems I have had with my motherboard and it's bios I haven't decided what action I want to take. I just trying to get input to help make a choice what to do.
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26 Jul 2012   #9
indianacarnie

 

I'd suggest backing up a restore point, deleting the driver in question and if anything untoward happens roll it back.
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26 Jul 2012   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm looking for a updated driver for 11.22.3.9 which I have now. The mv91xx is the problem, Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI). I have had no luck in finding one that I'm sure is correct. Things work fine using AHCI as long as I don't us Sata 6.0 port on the motherboard. Thanks all for the quick responses.
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