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Windows 7: Freeware Driver updater/fixer?

01 May 2011   #11
AngryCircle

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JOHN47 View Post
AngryCircle
There is a totally free all in one solution for drivers and that is Driver Max.
You can visit the home page @:
http://www.drivermax.com/
And you can read the reviews, comments and the download at the following site:
http://download.cnet.com/DriverMax/3000-18513_4-10572602.html?part=dl-85782&subj=dl&tag=button
You can use the program for free but you have to sign-up first.
Good luck
that looks like yet another free scan and then you MUST BUY THIS kind of thing lol. ill stick with the errors and hopefully get my blue screen fixed


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01 May 2011   #12
JOHN47

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE9RTM
 
 

AngryCircle
I’m using driver max for about 3 years and I assure you it’s FREE but, with a restriction to download only 2 drivers a day while the download is totally open for the paid version.
If you install the free one (like me) hover above the section (Online account) and the last one as you see is (Upgrade to Pro). From this you can see it’s a free program.
See my screenshot.


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26 Sep 2012   #13
MickBatty

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Well it's not free any more?
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26 Sep 2012   #14
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MickBatty View Post
Well it's not free any more?
The basic DriverMax is still free. There's an option to upgrade to DriverMax Pro (paid version.) From the DriverMax FAQ page:

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How can I purchase DriverMax PRO?
DriverMax PRO - 30 days
Click here to upgrade your DriverMax account to PRO for 30 days
DriverMax PRO - 1 year
Click here to upgrade your DriverMax account to PRO for 1 year
DriverMax PRO - 2 years
Click here to upgrade your DriverMax account to PRO for 2 years
DriverMax Help & FAQ - answers to all your questions related to DriverMax

In the FWIW Department: the best place to get updated drivers is from your computer manufacturer's support site. The second best place is from the device manufacturer's website. When a company like Nvidia (just as an example) releases a new driver, a computer manufacturer like Sony or Dell or Asus is free to modify that driver any way they want for their own line of computers. That's why an updated driver isn't always the best choice.

When it comes to drivers, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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26 Sep 2012   #15
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I still don't understand why people want to pay a 3rd party for a service that is essentially free. If you know the computer manufacturer (and there is no reason why not, especially if it is from HP, Dell, etc., as there should be a clear label on the case showing that as well as a model/serial number) or you have built the computer yourself (and therefore should know what hardware is installed), then you can get these drivers (and more) from the manufacturers websites.
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