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Windows 7: driver help software

28 Dec 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bitt
driver help software

i was wondering,what is actually the best software to update drivers on windows 7 home premium,i have driverscanner(uniblue) and driver genius(Avanquest) installed,but is there a better solution,other than find the drivers on the manufactors website.

regards asser

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28 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Hello asser

I think most people here would advise using Windows Update and like you said using the manufacturers website to find the most up to date drivers for your system.

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28 Dec 2011   #3

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Hello asser

I think most people here would advise using Windows Update and like you said using the manufacturers website to find the most up to date drivers for your system.


In addition, have a look at this SF Tutorial - may answer part of your question.

Happy Holidays and regards
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28 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OS


The only driver updating program I ever used crashed
my machine cause of a dodgy Bluetooth driver it found - never again!
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28 Dec 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


This is just FWIW. :)

I've had good results using DriverMax to scan my computers. Once I find out which drivers may be outdated I'll use the DriverMax info to go to the manufacturer's website and see if their info matches the info from DriverMax. The reason I won't download from a 3rd party website is because it may still list a driver that's actually been pulled or even updated by the manufacturer for compatibility issues or other problems. But it's still available for download from the 3rd party's website.
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29 Dec 2011   #6

windows 7 ultimate 32bit greek

do not update your drivers from any program because you will have problems and crashes.... use the windows update and microsoft will update your drivers if it's necessary... i had problems with the programs drivers update (driverscanner)
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30 Dec 2011   #7


Please, Please, Please do not use third party software to find drivers thsi can cause a multitude of problems, BSODs, to complete shut down of your computer. Alway use Microsoft updates and or Manufacture updates.
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30 Dec 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Those driver finders are for the birds - absolutely useless and counterproductive.
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