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Windows 7: Drivers Update Tool

20 Jan 2013   #1
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Drivers Update Tool

is there a tool that can be used to update all your drivers? like i mean something that will scan them and tell you if they need to be updated?

ive tried device manager all the time, and it never finds any updates. i think in the 3 computer that ive owned, only 1 got an update from device manager.

with my current, fresh install, and device manager dident recognize that i had updates for the video driver, Ethernet, etc.

thanks!


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20 Jan 2013   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi quadrider10, It's always advisable to get the updates from the Manufacturer of the device you wish to update, The use of so called driver finders usually lead to you having to pay for drivers that you already have or do not need !!! This is the place for you to get yours from Drivers & Downloads | Dell United States
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20 Jan 2013   #3
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Many different driver tools out there. I've used a few over the years and have found that its usually safer, easier, and quicker to just go get them myself. I set aside a day every week or so to look for driver updates/program updates etc. Sometimes tedious, but no more screw ups either!
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20 Jan 2013   #4
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

well i mean like a tool that scans ur system, and tells you that theres an update. so i can go to the hardwares website and download it. and dell never keeps up with new versions of hardware. thats where i got my video driver downloads, and they were ALL out of date.
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20 Jan 2013   #5
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Theres any number of free driver scanners available. Haven't used them in a while now so can offer no recommendations.
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22 Jan 2013   #6
Saurabh A

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quadrider10 View Post
well i mean like a tool that scans ur system, and tells you that theres an update. so i can go to the hardwares website and download it. and dell never keeps up with new versions of hardware. thats where i got my video driver downloads, and they were ALL out of date.
Hi Quadrider10,

You may want to install 'Dell Support Center' for getting 'available driver updates' for your 'Dell system':Dell Support Center | Dell
You may also want to refer to the 'web article' for detailed information on 'Dell Support Center': Dell Support Center 3.0 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) | Dell

Hope this helps. Do reply if you have any further questions; would be glad to assist.
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24 Jan 2013   #7
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quadrider10 View Post
well i mean like a tool that scans ur system, and tells you that theres an update. so i can go to the hardwares website and download it. and dell never keeps up with new versions of hardware. thats where i got my video driver downloads, and they were ALL out of date.
That's exactly what the driver update tools do -- then they tell you that most of your drivers are out of date, and for a FEE, they will update them.

These are mostly scams, and as folks have said, it's better to go to the manufacturer.

If there are no newer drivers there, there a likely just no newer drivers.
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25 Jan 2013   #8
CBlunt

Windows 8 64bit
 
 

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25 Jan 2013   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

They are all garbage, takes everyone`s advice and don`t use one.
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