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#1 OFFLINE tomcatonnet99

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 09:37 PM

any one using an automatic driver update freeware atall, pls include your suggestions...

thanks

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 03:12 PM

The best way is to go to the manufacture's site. You will not able to find one that free. Driver genuine pro or Driver magician is popular but you have to pay.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 05:19 PM

I don't wish to sound too negative, but I recently did a driver update from HP, and it screwed my pc.

The old BSOD.

And it took a while to work out that it was the newly installed HP drivers causing it. I learned later, that this is not uncommon with HP driver updates.

I now have it carved into my desk "leave drivers alone unless they are either broken or badly in need of updating".

Just thought I'd mention that for anyone thinking of updating drivers just because there's an update available, and not because it's actually needed.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 01:12 AM

I now have it carved into my desk "leave drivers alone unless they are either broken or badly in need of updating".

Just thought I'd mention that for anyone thinking of updating drivers just because there's an update available, and not because it's actually needed.

Completely agree with that, I learned a while ago to stick to drivers that work for the most part. Tried updating my graphics drivers on my laptop a couple of months ago and found it wouldn't set the amount of RAM to use for graphics to the maximum 256MB, it just refused to accept it. Went back to the old drivers and it worked fine again.
Have had issues with HP drivers too, it's well worth checking the various fixes hidden away on their site somewhere. There's a whole page of downloads on their site that fix various issues, I found a couple of fixes for things that I didn't even realise were the fault of the HP software :rolleyes:

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 07:45 PM

Its not too hard to revert to an old driver under safe mode, boot last known good or other methods to overcome a bad driver crashing the kernel. WHQL certification helped a fair bit for driver quality. Usually I'll upgrade to new WHQL releases for drivers.

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 07:28 AM

good sound advice that I take on board ! many thanks !!

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 12:43 PM

Driver Genius provides such practical functions as driver backup, restoration, update and removal for computer users. If you often reinstall your operating system, you... Driver Genius can automatically find driver for a device that the system can't find a driver for it. ... Now with the driver backup function of Driver Genius, you can backup all drivers in your computer before reinstalling, and restore them with the driver restoration function after system...

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 12:39 AM

Driver Genius provides such practical functions as driver backup, restoration, update and removal for computer users. If you often reinstall your operating system, you... Driver Genius can automatically find driver for a device that the system can't find a driver for it. ... Now with the driver backup function of Driver Genius, you can backup all drivers in your computer before reinstalling, and restore them with the driver restoration function after system...

Those links in your sig look like spam to me (alot like links this board was being spammed with recently too) <_<

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 03:47 AM

Those links in your sig look like spam to me (alot like links this board was being spammed with recently too) <_<


You may be joke :-)

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 05:28 AM

Those links in your sig look like spam to me (alot like links this board was being spammed with recently too) <_<

They all link to the same site!
Why have three (supposedly different) links to the same site?

#11 OFFLINE JDPower

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 01:45 PM

You may be joke :-)

Nope, deadly serious. If they're not spam then just remove them (you're lucky the moderators are giving you the benefit of the doubt so far).

EDIT: Correction, they are spam. Having just checked it out it's the bog standard "Download a 'freebie' that installs a program you can't do anything with without paying for it"

#12 OFFLINE nickhank

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 02:35 AM

hey i hav sumthing for u,"Advanced Driver Updater".It is a program with which u just have to scan and it update all ur drivers in a single go.for me it is the best driver updater.u can download its FREE version from
http://systweak.com/ADU/Overview/

Edited by Andavari, 14 September 2010 - 05:31 AM.
Changed link to the Overview page. Don't post direct download links on here, give people the chance first to see the product overview. Also the product is not freeware, which is against this topics original request for freeware!


#13 OFFLINE ishan_rulz

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 02:44 AM

That is some serious bumping.
Complexity is subjective.

#14 OFFLINE hazelnut

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 02:54 AM

It certainly is ishan.

Also it is not freeware, it is shareware so doesn't belong here really.
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