Never Download a Driver-Updating Utility; They’re Worse Than Useless

Discussion in 'System Utilities' started by Petrovic, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. roger_m

    roger_m Level 12

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    The problem is that manufactures often don't provide drivers for new versions of Windows. I'm running Windows 10 on several computers that came with XP or Vista pre-installed. The manufacturers don't provide Windows 10 drivers for any of them. However, Windows 10 runs really well on them, even on 11 year old laptops.
     
  2. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

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    Default W10 drivers are more than enough for 11 year old PCs.
    General rule of thumb is to update Chipset drivers and GPU drivers every 3 months or so. MEI, IRST updates just isn't needed to be updated regularly.
     
  3. roger_m

    roger_m Level 12

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    For the most part they are. But, Microsoft does not have drivers for some older devices, and I often prefer to use an OEM audio driver in place of a generic Microsoft High Definition Audio driver.
     
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  4. Local Host

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    Check Driver Reviver, used to use it as recommendation from the IT department in my previous job, never gave any issues and made our job easier with third-party machines.
     
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  5. roger_m

    roger_m Level 12

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    #105 roger_m, Oct 9, 2017
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    It's not a bad program, but Wise Driver Care has a much bigger database of driver updates and has a free version. Also, ReviverSoft is a fairly shady company (although, I guess that the same can be said about a lot of others too) and for example, were once advertising for people to write fake positive reviews of their software.
     
  6. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

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    I tried their tools... some Avs flag their products
     
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  7. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

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    I did use DriverPack Solution or snappy driver installer origin to get correct drivers.
     
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