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Windows 7: Is it possible to scan the computer for outdated drivers?

05 Jan 2015   #1
Melita

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Is it possible to scan the computer for outdated drivers?

I am using Windows 7 in my Acer Aspire 5250 lap-top. Is there a programme that I can use to scan the computer to find out what drivers need updating?

Thank you,


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05 Jan 2015   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I take it your Computer is working well ? .... If that is the case no need or reason to update Drivers ..


Not always the newest Version of a Driver is the best ...


The Manufacturer of your Computer might have newer Versions of your Drivers ...
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05 Jan 2015   #3
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Not always the newest Version of a Driver is the best ...
Does this apply to, Windows drivers and the manufacturers drivers both? The computer is working well.

Regards,
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05 Jan 2015   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Yes Windows Drivers are never the latest Versions ... I have seen many times people updating Drivers which have caused problems ..
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05 Jan 2015   #5
The Howling Wolves

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Someone wiser than me told me "If it ain't broke don't fix it!"
THW
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05 Jan 2015   #6
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Don't download or use any software that declares the ability to scan all your drivers and update all your drivers. Far wiser techs than I gave me this advice long ago, and I follow it.
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05 Jan 2015   #7
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

OK, I just changed driver update settings (attachment). Please confirm this is good.


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05 Jan 2015   #8
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Yep
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05 Jan 2015   #9
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Could you also tell me how I can make an attachment like mine above, appear as a link in my post, instead of this gaudy full page display?
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05 Jan 2015   #10
maxie

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