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how do i update my drivers??


sanilash

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i just scaned my computer with the driver detective.. the result showed, 51 out of date drivers 4 devices with no driver installed now what do i do?? hw do i update my drivers and install drivers for my device??? and yea i run on windows xp??

thanks in advance:)

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Ian in Northampton

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Let me reinforce the advice the others have wisely given. DON'T! My car is out of date, but it gives me no problems - so why would I change it? My TV is five years old but I can still watch programs - so why would I update it? So if the drivers you have are all working fine - why would you mess with them?

As the others have said: if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Updating drivers to the latest revision MAY solve driver-related problems. It MAY give better performance. It MAY add new functionality.

And; it MAY create an unstable - or even broken - system.

If you have a problem that you believe is caused by a specific driver, then by all means look at the possibility of updating that driver, ideally from the manufacturer's web site.

So far as the devices that allegedly have no drivers installed - do you know what those are? Is there something your PC should be doing that it's not - like displaying graphics, making sound, connecting to the Internet? If you have one of those problems, by all means look to resolve it by locating and installing the correct driver.

But: the chances are, those devices that have no drivers have no drivers because your system doesn't need/use them.

Final lesson, as well pointed out by buteman: before randomly downloading and installing some piece of software just because it looks like it's free and it's cool, check out the reviews. Personally, I hugely mistrust all of the 'scan your system for errors now' offers that regularly pop up on sites. Unfortunately - and I mean this in the kindest possible way - they rely on people's ignorance.

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KRONOS the First

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It is only necessary to update drivers if A) you are having problems with some part of your PC or B) the update adds something which will enhance the performance of the particular component.

Stay away from these driver update software program's along with registry cleaners, two bit of software that will often cause more harm than good.

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robinofloxley

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DriverMax is one program I would recommend since it provides a simple way to backup and restore all your existing drivers, so you can keep them on CD or Flash.

This can be useful when trying new drivers and find the roll-back function doesn't work, say, or when re-installing Windows and not wanting default drivers.

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The free version of DriverMax also allows two free driver updates per day.

This is something I have never used and have no intention of using, in agreement with above posts.

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MAJ

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Drivermax, Driver Detective and their like........... Put them in the bin.

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iscanut2

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Can I just add my advice to all the others....DONT DONT DONT

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iscanut2

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If there are no yellow conflict signs then leave alone unless you want to update something like a graphics card to possible enhance any game playing.

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numskull

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I've been using Driver Detective! Completely ruined my computer, had numerous BSOD's. Won't touch DD now

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ACOLYTE

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I have used Drivermax free version for 3 pcs now and it has never gave me a bad driver yet,although i have to say that you dont always need to update a working driver.

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sanilash

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ok buh when i connect my card reader my pc is not able to read it!! and in its properties under device manager it says driver not installed!! thank u all fr ur replys!!:)

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Woolwell

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Is this an external card reader connected by USB? It shouldn't need drivers. Make and model of reader? Try a different port.

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