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Windows 7: Drivers Not Updating

02 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Drivers Not Updating

I need to update all my drivers. I have tried to do it the traditional way through the control panel but my drivers claim to not need updating. Is there another fix?

I would prefer not to download driver update software that requires me to pay them for updating my drivers.

Thanks in advance.

Adam

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02 Jan 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AdamWeise View Post
I need to update all my drivers. I have tried to do it the traditional way through the control panel but my drivers claim to not need updating. Is there another fix?

I would prefer not to download driver update software that requires me to pay them for updating my drivers.

Thanks in advance.

Adam

Hi Adam and welcome

why do you need to update "all" your drivers? Is something not working?

Ken J+
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02 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Along with Kens question could you also provide you MB model # Thanks. Fabe
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02 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AdamWeise View Post
I need to update all my drivers. I have tried to do it the traditional way through the control panel but my drivers claim to not need updating. Is there another fix?

I would prefer not to download driver update software that requires me to pay them for updating my drivers.

Thanks in advance.

Adam
The best you can do in this regard is to open Windows Update and check for 'optional updates'. Otherwise, reply to the other two users that have posted
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03 Jan 2010   #5

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Hallo Adam Weise, you may also find this Tutorial helpfull.

Installing and updating drivers in 7
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03 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Final
 
 

My drivers also never say they need updating, but this always just made me assume there was no problem with them. What makes you think they must be updated?
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04 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks to everyone for their warm welcome and thoughtful comments.

I downloaded HWiNFO32 and I have put a message on ASUS's forum on how to grab a driver for their P5Q motherboard as I cannot run two monitors through it like I could pre-Windows 7 install.

I am unsure which drivers to grab. Maybe I don't actually need any updated?

I see a lot of red "x's" next to things like Intel Virtualization Technology for I/O Devices and Internal Graphics meaning they are "Not Supported."

I see my BIOS Date is 8/20/08, is that in need of an update? I'm looking at a lot of information, most of which is over my head and unsure how, if at all, to proceed.

Any advice?
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04 Jan 2010   #8
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

There is nothing wrong with getting the latest drivers for your devices, where they exists i recommend it be done. Whilst Windows 7 comes with updated Windows builtin drivers which are compatible with many devices, i recommend sourcing for manufacturer's drivers and installing them. I would try the vendor's website first for these drivers.

Priority lies with video, sound and network drivers.

Your hwinfo scan can tell you what your devices are and using the into you can pricely look for a driver which can be more suitable. Also search for tutorial on "Driver Selection..." for some info.
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