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Windows 7: What is the best method to update drivers??

23 Jun 2010   #1
TheAslan

Windows 7 NVIDIA Edition x64
 
 
What is the best method to update drivers??

Hiya!!

I need your help, i'm just wondering that what is the best and most reliable method to update computer drivers, is it absolute necessary to update all the drivers with 3rd party softwares, like Driver Genious Professional, or is there any other methods available??

Here's what i want to update in my computer:
Intel Chipset
Intel Framework

Here's my computer's details:
HP Pavilion DV7-3197.eo
Intel Core i7 CPU Q720 1.60GHZ @ 1.60GHZ
Nvidia GeForce GT 230M (i always update this driver in nvidia's homepage)
Windows 7 Nvidia Edition 2010 x64

So can you please help me with this??


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23 Jun 2010   #2
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I don't recommend that you use third party software for updating drivers. I suggest you go the the HP site for your chipset drivers. If you do not find them there, go to the Intel site. I update my Nvida drivers from the Nvidia website.
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23 Jun 2010   #3
elsuirad

Windows® 7 Home Basic 64bit, Build 7600
 
 

By going to NVIDIA Website and get the appropriate driver.
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23 Jun 2010   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Seeing as it is a laptop I wouldn't get the drivers from anywhere but the laptop manufacturer*, as they have a tendency to change them (or have then changed) depending on what modifications may have been done from the reference specs for the hardware. As far as updating goes, I also wouldn't recommend updating more than teh video and/or sound drivers, and if everything else is working as it should leave the chipset drivers alone (unless there is a fix in them that pertains to a specific issue you may be having).

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Nvidia GeForce GT 230M (i always update this driver in nvidia's homepage)
*You got lucky with your laptop video card as there are still some of the manufacturers that won't allow the use of reference drivers (applies to both ATI and Nvidia laptop graphics, with Sony being one of the main culprits of this sort of thing). As long as the reference Nvidia drivers work for you, go ahead and update them as you see fit, or again if there is a fix in the new that you are having a problem with.

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is it absolute necessary to update all the drivers with 3rd party softwares, like Driver Genious Professional
To me programs like that are nothing more than comfort-ware at best, and a way to make you pay for something that is free anyway. There are a couple of freeware version of these types of programs, but they still are needed or necessary.
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23 Jun 2010   #6
TheAslan

Windows 7 NVIDIA Edition x64
 
 

Ok, thanx you for all the replies! But i didn't find the right drivers in Intel homepage...can you please help me with these...

intel chipset
intel framework

If i understood correctly there's no sense to update those drivers above when its working correctly already??
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23 Jun 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

From the the HP web site.

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23 Jun 2010   #8
mazigh

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheAslan View Post
Hiya!!

I need your help, i'm just wondering that what is the best and most reliable method to update computer drivers, is it absolute necessary to update all the drivers with 3rd party softwares, like Driver Genious Professional, or is there any other methods available??

Here's what i want to update in my computer:
Intel Chipset
Intel Framework

Here's my computer's details:
HP Pavilion DV7-3197.eo
Intel Core i7 CPU Q720 1.60GHZ @ 1.60GHZ
Nvidia GeForce GT 230M (i always update this driver in nvidia's homepage)
Windows 7 Nvidia Edition 2010 x64

So can you please help me with this??
Hi , For drivers update, I recommand driver genuis 9 (shareware) or a very good French website: Mes Drivers - détection en ligne automatique de la configuration matérielle et des drivers compatibles
, just clic on "Lancer la détection" > install the plugin (you have choice between 32 and 64bit system) > when the plugin is downloaded and installed > Refresh the Page and A system scan will begin, So Will see the drivers to be installed ...
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23 Jun 2010   #9
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheAslan View Post
Ok, thanx you for all the replies! But i didn't find the right drivers in Intel homepage...can you please help me with these...

intel chipset
intel framework

If i understood correctly there's no sense to update those drivers above when its working correctly already??
Yes it is right , but sometimes it's also better to update those drivers as you might update the system with other new drivers...So the all lot will be aswell updated.

On laptop it is true manufacturer have a certain tendency to modified their drivers for their needs.
The best exemple when you own two graphics cards on same laptop system, then nearly impossible to update without the manufacturer drivers.
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23 Jun 2010   #10
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheAslan View Post
Ok, thanx you for all the replies! But i didn't find the right drivers in Intel homepage...can you please help me with these...

intel chipset
intel framework

If i understood correctly there's no sense to update those drivers above when its working correctly already??
That is correct. If you aren't having problems, don't mess with the chipsets unless the manufacturer has a bulletin suggesting you do so.
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