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Windows 7: driver update

15 May 2010   #1
Wicca

 
 
driver update

what is the best application to search for a update for all my drivers


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15 May 2010   #2
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I don't use a program. I go to the manufacturers/vendors sites and search there. I do not recommend using a program.
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15 May 2010   #3
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
I don't use a program. I go to the manufacturers/vendors sites and search there. I do not recommend using a program.
+1. Very strong +1, it is.

I've yet not seen a program that makes global driver update well and easy. It's better to backup your current drivers, and update them from respective manufacturer's site, or let Windows Update to do it for you. The GPU drivers always from manufacturer, especially nVidia cards have had some problems with drivers from Windows Update.

To backup drivers, I use Double Driver.

Kari
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15 May 2010   #4
violetblood

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Driver Magician will search for driver updates for your pc, it will detect what hardware you have and it will figure it out.
I use it, it's awesome, it's updated weekly or faster.
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15 May 2010   #5
rider68

Wins 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Without a doubt the program is you, as previously said do not use a program, but you and your vendors site, in most cases that is all you will ever need,
alot of pre-con figured units come with built in updating software for and from your required software which is pre-installed, plus for the motherboard,

But the final choice is yours.....

Regards......Peter
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15 May 2010   #6
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by violetblood View Post
Driver Magician will search for driver updates for your pc, it will detect what hardware you have and it will figure it out.
I use it, it's awesome, it's updated weekly or faster.
I still recommend that one not use a third party driver update tool. Instead visit each of your hardware's sites and get the drivers specifically for your hardware. You will be far better off in the long run. We have seen a number of problems here where users used third party software to update and had problems. Sometimes the latest driver is not the best for your setup.
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15 May 2010   #7
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by violetblood View Post
Driver Magician will search for driver updates for your pc, it will detect what hardware you have and it will figure it out.
I use it, it's awesome, it's updated weekly or faster.
I still recommend that one not use a third party driver update tool. Instead visit each of your hardware's sites and get the drivers specifically for your hardware. You will be far better off in the long run. We have seen a number of problems here where users used third party software to update and had problems. Sometimes the latest driver is not the best for your setup.
+1 tis should about sum it up. Fabe
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29 Aug 2010   #8
Tyenot

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I used to use DriverMax.

After a bad install and hours of moaning and groaning to fix it I sought help in being able to do it myself.

Good Luck,

Tye


@thefabe - nice sig.
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29 Aug 2010   #9
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Thanks on the sig.
I would also like to add i always create a restore point before I install a new program or driver, this way if their is an issue with the driver or I no longer want or like the program I can uninstall it and quickly restore my system to it's prior state. Fabe
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