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Windows 7: tweakbit finds 8 obsolete drivers and 1 outdated

07 Oct 2015   #1
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
tweakbit finds 8 obsolete drivers and 1 outdated

I was looking how to improve my computer performance and had a look at this drivers update device ( did not buy or use it ) and it tells me that 9 drivers are obsolete and one is out if date

Would it be a good investment to but this product and use it to do the updating ?

I know you can try updating drivers by using the devices manager, but I am afraid to make drastic mistakes there.

I have been trying to use DELL System detect ( see my specs ) but it does not want to work.

The drivers that are obsolete are:

DW 1501 Wireless_N WLAN Half-Mini Card'
ATI/0 Communications Processor,
PCI Standard ISA bridge.
High Definition Audio Device,
USB Composite Device,
AMD SATA Controller.
AMI Mobility Radeon HD 4200,
PS/2 Compatible Mouse,
and again :

High Definition Audio Device ( outdated )

Overall it seams that my Computer speed is poor and it has found 128 things that are "Impact level Severe "

What I don't understand is how my computer can still function with all these problems.

Can anyone give me some idea what I should be doing to sort all this out ?

Very grateful for any advice !!!!


More details about my computer


Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II P360 Dual-Core Processor 5.5 4.2
Determined by lowest subscore

Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB 5.9
Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 4.2
Gaming graphics 2045 MB Total available graphics memory 5.4
Primary hard disk 279GB Free (451GB Total) 5.9
Windows 7 Home Premium

System
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Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Model Inspiron M5010
Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2

Storage
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Total size of hard disk(s) 451 GB
Disk partition (C 279 GB Free (451 GB Total)
Media drive (D CD/DVD

Graphics
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Display adapter type ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200
Total available graphics memory 2045 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 384 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1661 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.632.1.2000
Primary monitor resolution 1366x768
DirectX version DirectX 10

Network
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Network Adapter DW1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card

Notes
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The gaming graphics score is based on the primary graphics adapter. If this system has linked or multiple graphics adapters, some software applications may see additional performance benefits.


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07 Oct 2015   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thelma View Post
Would it be a good investment to but this product and use it to do the updating ?
In a word; No. Never use software to update software, especially drivers. Visit the Dell support page for your PC and see if they have more recent drivers for your hardware, download them and install them manually by running the installer for each driver.

If your PC is slow it's probably not down to drivers, do you run regular maintenance routines on it?
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07 Oct 2015   #3
XxChrisxX

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Why the **** would Microsoft include Tweakbit and verify it as it works and viable? I had to re-install my windows after I used it ONCE.

I made a thread about it:

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/...r-updater.html
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07 Oct 2015   #4
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
tweakbit finds 8 obsolete drivers and 1 outdated

Thanks both for reply's !

I have deleted ( ccleaner and Glary Utilities ) all the bits of tweatbit that were already put on my laptop ( even though I did not use it !!! and cleaned also in the register with : redegit > edit > find > delete . There were not many !

And now I also remember years ago ( again almost ) falling in this trap.

Luckily I always Google the name of new programs before using them, there is so much cr** out there.

Yes Boozad, I do my maintenance, but I am not very computer literate so there are probably more things I should do.

I clean-up regularly, but am afraid for driver updates, because I don't understand the process.
I have so many drivers in my Device Manager, that I am sure some are double or not working, but if I un install a really important one by accident, I think my laptop will stop working.

But I would like to get my overall score a bit higher................
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07 Oct 2015   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I understand the appeal of driver update utilities and tried them myself in my early days. But I had some unpleasant experiences and never tried them again. These programs are popular with the inexperienced and often contain malware. It is not unusual for them to suggest out of date or inappropriate drivers. I suppose there are some good programs but I have no interest in looking for them.
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07 Oct 2015   #6
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Yes Lmiller7 (thanks for responding ), after what I have learned here I agree, it all comes down to making money of coarse (they are no charity ) and that is not wrong as long as you are selling an honest safe product, but then be realistic about it and propose your product as that.

Nowadays everything gets very confusing with microsoft and others taking these programs in there stride.

Where ever you go or visit, you have to be on you're tiptoes not to accidentally sign in for more than you are looking for, even with very good solid maleware sites.

Look at this :

Here?s What Happens When You Install the Top 10 Download.com Apps

That is really taking us al for the mickey ........
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07 Oct 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XxChrisxX View Post
Why the **** would Microsoft include Tweakbit and verify it as it works and viable? I had to re-install my windows after I used it ONCE.

I made a thread about it:

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/...r-updater.html
What makes you think that Microsoft approves of such programs?
What Microsoft site states that Tweakbit is a good thing?

I personally don't know of any Microsoft site that states, indicates, or otherwise anything about Tweakbit or any other program like
Tweakbit.

***I would highly recommend before downloading any magic program; please just post a thread and ask for information, opinions and help on such program.***
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07 Oct 2015   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XxChrisxX View Post
Why the **** would Microsoft include Tweakbit and .........
The tweakbit website is just made to look like a Microsoft download website...
...but you can tell from the URL that you are not on a Microsoft website.

You can also look at the fine print at the bottom of the website:
Quote:
Trademarks: Microsoft, Windows® logos are registered trademarks of Microsoft. Disclaimer: Driver Updater is not affiliated with Microsoft, nor claim direct affiliation. The information on this page is provided for informational purposes only. PC security and performance improvements will vary depending on the condition of your system, including many other factors outside of our control. Driver Updater does not guarantee to update all Windows drivers.
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08 Oct 2015   #9
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thelma View Post
Yes Boozad, I do my maintenance, but I am not very computer literate so there are probably more things I should do.
To be honest the best PC maintenance starts by just empowering yourself with a bit of knowledge. Always research programs and software before using it, be careful where you download from and what you download and always err on the side of caution. If in doubt, find a community such as this one and ask. Sometimes though learning the hard way can be the best way, those are lessons you never forget!

My personal weekly maintenance routine is as follows:

Scan with your AV of choice
Scan with MalwareBytes
Run a round of CCleaner
Image my C: drive with Macrium Reflect
Monthly I'll image all of my data drives as well as regular backing up of files to external drives.

This may sound excessive, but it's a pretty quick routine when run regularly and takes up very little time. The payoff being I've never had to reinstall Windows, clear out viruses, deal with Malware or lose any files.
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08 Oct 2015   #10
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
tweakbit finds 8 obsolete drivers and 1 outdated

That is weird Boozad, I have just Yesterday down loaded "Macrium Reflect", because I spotted it underneath your logo.

It is a very big program and I have to really study it to find out how to use it, but it looks really professional and I will try, today to safe my stuff. You mention C drive.

Although I am not good with technical things (hardware), I am not bad with the software now and never have had a virus on my computer as far as I know. Always cheque things (google) before using and clean computer of cookies and run SAS and ccleaner every day.

Have learned masses here on this forum by just looking round and visiting threads that look interesting.

And the more you learn, the more fun it is to try it out and see how things work
There are so many different aspect it is mind blowing !!!!

Now I have to find out why DELL Detect is not working for me ( or perhaps for nobody ???? )
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