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Windows 7: Best software to find driver updates?

15 Jul 2011   #1
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Best software to find driver updates?

Is there any software that can check automatically for driver updates? It'll have to check for everything including NVIDIA, Intel, Realtek etc. I don't mind if I have to pay for it as long as it isn't over a $100.

Thanks in advance,
Jaidyn


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15 Jul 2011   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

DriverMax - free driver updates

A Guy gave me the above about 8 weeks ago. Works great.

Free version gives you 2 downloads per day. Took me a couple of weeks to get everything but I was in no hurry.

They have a 30 day pay version that isn't too bad- $10.
Plus a 1 year and 2 year.
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15 Jul 2011   #3
imeem

Win 7 & 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
DriverMax - free driver updates

A Guy gave me the above about 8 weeks ago. Works great.

Free version gives you 2 downloads per day. Took me a couple of weeks to get everything but I was in no hurry.

They have a 30 day pay version that isn't too bad- $10.
Plus a 1 year and 2 year.
i assume it's reliable?
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16 Jul 2011   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

warning   Warning
Use at your own risk. Use the manufacturers website to find drivers first.


I had no problems.

A Guy told me he had no problems with it or he would not have recommended it to me.

Reliable so far.

As with any changes to your computer. Make a back up image to restore your system if needed.

I use Windows Backup Imaging and Macrium.
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16 Jul 2011   #5
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
warning   Warning
Use at your own risk. Use the manufacturers website to find drivers first.


I had no problems.

A Guy told me he had no problems with it or he would not have recommended it to me.

Reliable so far.

As with any changes to your computer. Make a back up image to restore your system if needed.

I use Windows Backup Imaging and Macrium.
Same here. Can't remember if I got this from A Guy or The Howling Wolves but it works. And I also suggest a system image "just in case."
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16 Jul 2011   #6
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I was using Driver Magician .It has done good job for me when I was using it.
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16 Jul 2011   #7
Lebzu

Microsoft Windows7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Try the Uniblue DriverScanner
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16 Jul 2011   #8
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Thank you all. I tried DriverMax but didn't really like it much. I suppose I'll do it manually then. Thanks anyway, guys.
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16 Jul 2011   #9
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I would just get the driver manually from the manufacturers Websites. That way theres no chance of error.



Also, remember if you have the latest Nvidia driver, it will automatically check for updates from the official site on its own.
So should be no need there.
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22 Jul 2011   #10
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

if you're still looking for an automated solution, have a look at SlimDrivers.



it's free and comes with no crapware attached - you do have to register to use it on your first driver download though. the registration process is quick and easy.

one thing to watch out for is that it auto-launches on windows startup by default - i think it does this to help with scheduling - this behaviour is easily disabled in the program's options.
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