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Windows 7: Driver Updates

14 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit O.S.
 
 
Driver Updates

It's pretty bad when I can't determine (on my own) whether or not something is an "ad" or if it is a necessary accessory - but that seems to be the way it is. Question: is this a download that should be part of my PC toolbox? Thanks for your input.

DriverUpdate.net - Update Drivers for Windows 8, 7, XP, and Vista

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14 Nov 2013   #2

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

I haven't personally used this service, but from past experience with others, I have learned NOT to use these kinds of services. Some install older drivers, others install the wrong drivers. Best approach is usually to go to the hardware manufacturer site to get drives.
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14 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit O.S.
 
 

H Mark -

Thanks for your reply. Sounds like good advice.
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15 Nov 2013   #4

Win7 x64, Win 8 x32, Mac
 
 

If you really want such service, just try Driver Booster, DriverMax or SlimDrivers.
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15 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit O.S.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gekie View Post
If you really want such service ....
Not really. Just wanted to know if the 'pop up' for this software was either vital or recommended.
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15 Nov 2013   #6

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

I would avoid any so called driver service. The only driver service you need is already installed. Devise Manager.
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15 Nov 2013   #7

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Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gekie View Post
If you really want such service, just try Driver Booster, DriverMax or SlimDrivers.
These are services which install old drivers and even incompatible drivers. Those are the three most common programs I always see installed.
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