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Windows 7: best driver updater besides windows update if that dont work?

19 Nov 2011   #1
sogone209

Windows 7 Professional x64 (6.1.7600)
 
 
best driver updater besides windows update if that dont work?

just curious if my system is still up to date which im really sure... even tho i did a clean install of windows 7 professional 64bit. im pretty good at getting drivers but also looking to see if theres something missing whats the best driver update thats legit? driver genious? let me know your opinons on this plz. thanks.


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19 Nov 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Always best to date drivers from the OEM manufacturer's website.
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19 Nov 2011   #3
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Driver Updates

I have never come across one that I liked. I agree with the previous post. Best to get them from the mfg.

I have used them just to see what they found and then I uninstalled them and hunted the drivers on my own.
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19 Nov 2011   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

most driver update programs are comfort-ware and best and snake oil at worst. Windows Update for drivers should only be used as a last resort if you can't find the necessary one(s) from the hardware/device manufacturer.

As far as updating drivers goes, ideally the only drivers that should need to be updated not counting external peripherals (mouse, keyboard, printer, etc), are video and sound. System drivers should be left alone unless an update has a fix in it for a problem you may be experiencing.
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