Anyone heard of 'Driver detective'?

  buel 13:27 04 May 09
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Hi, im trying to update my drivers for a Maxtor external bHard Drive and other drivers that may need updating and iv downloaded something called 'Driver Detective' which tells me that 14 of my drivers are out of date, is this programme reliable? Is there a better one i could use?

  Stuartli 13:31 04 May 09

I used Driver Detective for many years until it ceased, IIRC, to be a freebie.

There's a similar feature on PCPitStop, which first checks your system out thoroughly. See:

click here

But the best bet is still to visit the manufacturers' websites of any of your system's components, devices, peripherals etc for the latest drivers.

  jja244 13:31 04 May 09

Try Drivermax available here click here
I've found it very good.

  Sea Urchin 13:37 04 May 09

Any such program will advise you that there are updated versions available of almost all your drivers, but that is certainly no reason to install them. Generally speaking only update if you have a problem with the existing driver.

  buel 13:38 04 May 09

Thanks for that sea urchin, im struggling to get my maxtor external hard drive working though..

  Sea Urchin 13:44 04 May 09

Yes, so no problem downloading the driver if you think you need it - I was simply saying that Driver Detective will tell you there are many other drivers you could update as well.

I would agree with jja244 - I use DriverMax

By the way, you seem to have two threads running on this subject - it's best to stick to one - less confusing for everybody (including you).

click here

  buel 13:52 04 May 09

Thanks, im right in thinking that i have to pay??

  Sea Urchin 14:25 04 May 09

No, DriverMax is completely free

  kevinadams 00:17 25 Aug 09

i found a keygen for driver detective if anyone needs it click here

  BT 07:31 25 Aug 09

Yes but it only allows you to download 2 drivers a day with the free version

  birdface 08:52 25 Aug 09

Maybe have a look at the reviews for Driver detective first and then see if you want to try it.

click here

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