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Windows 7: Which is the best drivers update program for windows 7(Dell Inspiron)?

09 Jan 2016   #31
inspiron7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bit
 
 

Dear AddRAM,I am sure that all of the members of this forum including you,who replied to my thread know best,so I would like to thank you for the time you devoted to me and I do apologize if I made you nervous!
But if someone has a new information for that kind of program,I would be grateful if he informs me!
So I would not like to close this thead!
Best regards!


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09 Jan 2016   #32
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
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Well, is there no name, are there no details so that you KNOW what it is and not an Unknown Device
Here is what I see:

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by inspiron7 View Post
Dear UsernameIssues,I've just tried the Dell Update application and it showed me only one driver update(chipset driver,but the version is from 2013!I believe that mostly of the dell drivers have versions newer than 2013,especially the one for the graphics card!So please tell me for another program.
I suggest that you stick with the software that Dell offers. Dell often modifies stuff. The latest software from other sources might not be the best to install on a Dell computer. For example, if I use newer VideoDrivers from other sources, the display dimming/brightness feature does not work as it should.

The Dell update tool is the only one that I can suggest for Dell computers. If you don't want to use that tool, then maybe others know of other tools.
The first one is an USB Controller Which is the best drivers update program for windows 7(Dell Inspiron)?-usb-controller-untitled.jpg


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09 Jan 2016   #33
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by inspiron7 View Post
Dear AddRAM,I am sure that all of the members of this forum including you,who replied to my thread know best,so I would like to thank you for the time you devoted to me and I do apologize if I made you nervous!
But if someone has a new information for that kind of program,I would be grateful if he informs me!
So I would not like to close this thead!
Best regards!
As has already been said (several times) you are best-off going to the Dell Download site and putting-in your model and Service Tag and then reviewing the suggestions there. Note you need to download/haverunning the Dell System Detect util for best results. As for "other" or non-Dell drivers you should consider those only if you have disassembled the laptop and installed some non-Dell hardware.

You're worried about the Webcam driver, but "it works perfectly" so stop worrying.

IMO there is no "update program" on Planet Earth that is better for you than the above, including even the Intel Driver Update Utility, because (as has also been said) Dell does sometimes tweak drivers to their unique hardware designs. And note that an "old" driver (chipset from 2013?) ain't necessarily bad if it matches your particular hardware.

BTW I have a Dell Latitude laptop and have learned the above lessons in the past several months. My laptop ain't broke, so I'm no longer stressed to try to fix it! My only caveat to the above is: if Dell Command | Update (I do hate their confusing util-naming conventions!) is compatible/offered for your PC then you might try using that (v2.1.1 is latest) assuming you find it offered to you from the Dell download site, for your specific Service Tag. It scans your PC and compares to the Dell Update Site and offers/keeps track of drivers and can even be set to do so automatically, though I do not set it that way, preferring to wait and check only if I have a new problem with the computer.
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09 Jan 2016   #34
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You didn`t make me nervous, didn`t mean to come across like that :)

Just trying to tell you, as everyone else has, that driver update programs are no good and not needed, but you insist, so you may as well try google.

People at this forum do not use driver update programs.
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09 Jan 2016   #35
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
AddRAM,
Not to hijack the thread...
...but which file or files should download/install for these unknown devices on a Dell Latitude E6430?

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Who knows, but I`ll bet the drivers are on the MB cd.
The only CD that came with the laptop was one for webcam software.

Which is the best drivers update program for windows 7(Dell Inspiron)?-dell-cd.png

And that CD was is not given to the end-user...
...since we have no business need for it.


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09 Jan 2016   #36
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thelma View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thelma View Post
Well, is there no name, are there no details so that you KNOW what it is and not an Unknown Device
Here is what I see:

Attachment 379348

Attachment 379349

Attachment 379350

Attachment 379351

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The first one is an USB Controller Attachment 379392
Thanks for looking that up.

In post #3, the OP mentioned having a problem with USB 3 software. I too had problems with that software; so, I uninstalled it. Doing so created one of the two unknown items that I showed in my screenshot of device manager. The laptop functions fine without that software - so, I have no need to install it again.

I was using the "unknowns" in my screenshot to learn how AddRAM finds what to download/install without using one of Dell's update tools. I'm just curious what the steps are.
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09 Jan 2016   #37
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Dell didn`t include a driver CD ?

I`m shocked
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09 Jan 2016   #38
inspiron7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bit
 
 

Dell didn't give me a driver CD me too!
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10 Jan 2016   #39
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by inspiron7 View Post
Dell didn't give me a driver CD me too!
Neither did I get any disk with my Latitude, and a year later I'm still trying to figure-out the complex Dell website.

It seems to me that if you "go around" Dell Command | Update and then install drivers "by hand" the DCU program doesn't help to iron-out any wrinkles if you installed wrong drivers.

Still, if you go to your model's Downloads page and enter your Service Tag, it does at least present those drivers Dell has officially tested for use with that model. Again, this is assuming you haven't made hardware changes to the laptop.
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