Computer Help forum

General discussion

free driver finder

by Darrell Johnson / October 12, 2007 4:31 AM PDT

anyone know of a free driver finder?

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: free driver finder
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: free driver finder
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Do You Mean
by Darton Fury / October 12, 2007 4:50 AM PDT
In reply to: free driver finder

the drivers installed on your system? If so, Google WinDriver Backup Utility.

Collapse -
(NT) It is hnot free
by Darrell Johnson / October 12, 2007 6:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Do You Mean
Collapse -
(NT) Thanks We have sound.
by Darrell Johnson / October 12, 2007 8:03 AM PDT
In reply to: It is hnot free
Collapse -
Google knows.
by BrianZachary / October 12, 2007 5:04 AM PDT
In reply to: free driver finder
Collapse -
You found it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 12, 2007 5:08 AM PDT
In reply to: free driver finder
Collapse -
Need Audio driver it is onboard
by Darrell Johnson / October 12, 2007 6:36 AM PDT
In reply to: You found it.
Collapse -
(NT) Have you tried ?
by ChuckT / October 12, 2007 7:05 AM PDT
Collapse -
You need to identify which Sigmatel they used.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 12, 2007 7:25 AM PDT
Collapse -
Everest or ADA or SIW
by ChuckT / October 12, 2007 7:58 AM PDT

yeah ... sometimes.

The problem with Everest or ADA (pre-Everest) or SIW (which I really like) is that they give you the idea they are reading the hardware - and up to a point I am sure they do, but if you have a driver installed for some hardware, it will report the details of the 'hardware' where it really is the info as reported by the driver/software.

Also, sometimes, without a driver in place, some motherboards can not report the presence of some internal features - like sound circuitry. I've seen that happen with some ASUS motherboards.

I have a video card that I knew to have certain abilities, but the driver I installed did not address those abilities. The info coming back only told me the info that the driver was capable of identifying.

Collapse -
DriverFinder not a good product
by hepneriffic / June 26, 2011 11:05 PM PDT
In reply to: free driver finder

I installed driverfinder in an attempt to fix a problem getting an external hard drive to work and it installed an 'evaluation' copy of a driver that wanted me to pay for the driver to become 'fully functional'. I am beginning to think these driver finders are bogus.

Collapse -
Sorry but maybe I misread your post.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2011 2:49 AM PDT

What's wrong with demoware? How else would folk decide if some application is worth buying?

Popular Forums
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
Security 30,333 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
Phones 15,713 discussions
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Big stars on small screens

Smosh tells CNET what it took to make it big online

Internet sensations Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla discuss how YouTube has changed and why among all their goals, "real TV" isn't an ambition.