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Dell drivers and downloads

by bryfly / October 23, 2009 10:41 PM PDT

Quick question guys.....When using the Dell Drivers and Download system on their web site I find it is not always easy to tell which version is the current one, if you download a driver etc that is older than the one on your system will it allow you to install over the top of the newer driver and take your system backwards?? cheers

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Define "current"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 24, 2009 12:19 AM PDT

Some get confused over this. "Current" as in what you can find elsewhere? There can be more current drivers for say a chipset than what's at the dell site.

Nothing busted. The collection of drivers at dell are most often the combination of drivers dell had last tested with.

What issue were you trying to fix with drivers?

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dell downloads and updates
by bryfly / October 24, 2009 1:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Define "current"

Thanks for the reply, No immediate problem I want to cure,but as Dell does not have an intelligent download system like microsoft updates,I was wondering how their macchines handle downloads.On the Dell site they will say downloads are urgent, recommended, all, etc. So for E.g. if there was a download referenced as "urgent" it is possible that the dell machine you have already has a newer version installed, so if you tried to install the older version from their web site would the Dell system reject and not install the older one.cheers Bryfly

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We have a discussion about this in Computer Help.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 24, 2009 3:09 AM PDT

The member was updating drivers so they could have the latest. You should find the Cnet moderators ask "What are you trying to fix?"

The lesson from the forums is to not update drivers unless there is something to fix. This is not like your antivirus where an outdated item is trouble.

As to driver intelligent updates I agree. There is no sign this will be addressed this decade.

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by james andrews / October 26, 2009 12:15 PM PDT
In reply to: Define "current"

try to record,but always get a message saying connect a burner

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To work this issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 28, 2009 3:48 AM PDT
In reply to: burner

Tell which burner you have. Be specific. Do not tell us it was what Dell put in.

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