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Windows 7: Driver scanner for Win 7

10 May 2017   #1
AaLF

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Driver scanner for Win 7

Is there a free driver finder for win 7 ??


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10 May 2017   #2
marsmimar

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If you do a Google search for "free driver updates" or "free driver scanner" you'll find many companies. Here's just one:

11 Free Driver Updater Tools (Updated May 2017)

Personally, I'd stay away from 3rd party tools. IMO if a driver ain't broke there's no need to update it. But if there is a newer driver available, I prefer visiting the hardware manufacturer's website or using the driver update feature of Windows Update.

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Finally, a word of caution. Just because a newer driver is available doesn't mean it will play nice on your custom build. It's strongly suggested you make a system restore point before installing a new driver. Better yet would be a system image.
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10 May 2017   #3
SIW2

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11 May 2017   #4
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
If you do a Google search for "free driver updates" or "free driver scanner" you'll find many companies. Here's just one:

11 Free Driver Updater Tools (Updated May 2017)

Personally, I'd stay away from 3rd party tools. IMO if a driver ain't broke there's no need to update it. But if there is a newer driver available, I prefer visiting the hardware manufacturer's website or using the driver update feature of Windows Update.

Device Installation Settings - Windows 7 Help Forums

Finally, a word of caution. Just because a newer driver is available doesn't mean it will play nice on your custom build. It's strongly suggested you make a system restore point before installing a new driver. Better yet would be a system image.
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