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Driver updating


Housten

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Good afternoon,

I don’t know about anyone else but this is the second time I have tried to post on here this afternoon – I am getting used to the regular ‘outages’ and hope that PCA will soon sort these out and stop them occurring!

I read on one of these forums, a few days ago, that checking up on whether or not the latest drivers were installed on your computer was a good idea, and was something that should be done on a regular basis. Well I have a 4 and a half year old Mesh computer, so thought that asking them would be the best – and hopefully – simplest way of finding out how to do this. Logging on to PCA this afternoon, I see that it’s not, as they have gone down, so I think that this ‘good idea’ has been well and truly blown out of the water! I am sorry to ask a silly question but I have upgraded to Windows 7 64 bit and I am wondering if there is anything within it that can do this? Or would it be better to use something else entirely? So I have decided to ask for some help and I would be most grateful if there is anyone who can tell me how to go about checking or how to check that the latest drivers are installed. Having had time to think about this I think this is something that should be done – at least – on an annual basis, so I am wondering if there are any programmes that can do this sort of thing. If these are free that would be so much better! Does anyone have any ideas that I - and, hopefully, many others - can use without having to use a load of fancy tools??

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Housten

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Gentlemen,

Many, many thanks for all your replies. I had thought - but not really done anything about it - that I should update the drivers concerned, but as most of you say, in effect, 'if it ain't broke don't fix it'. I noticed there were a couple of mentions of a programme that will specifically backup the drivers, so I will investigate this. Just in passing Ian, I too am using Office 2003 and find it does everything I need and I would not update it in any way.

Just to apologise, in not looking at all your replies, the reason for my delay is that I have an Epsom C70+ and which, for some reason, either it or something else disabled the print spooler so the printer didn't work! After some time yesterday afternoon and this morning I eventually found the print spooler ( it was 'disabled' ) and as well had to put in three new coloured cartridges and everything works OK, BUT I was on a major panic until I sorted it out, I assure you.

I would mark this as resolved if I could - I will keep trying to find this!

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