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Driver downloads

I fixed friends computers with a virus and sometime have to do a full reinstall. I need a program that will search the pc and tell me the best drivers. Most driver downloads say you can only use it on one pc. Can some one please help me.

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Clarification Request
Driver sources

I haven't seen universal drivers yet for the various products out there. Unless, of course they refer to the same chipset or product family which maybe served by a driver set/suite. But, for now, as stated by Robert the manufacturer or vendor is the support source for drivers at least for the immediate product support. As the product gets older then the driver maybe distributed across various websites that offer drivers.

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Dell Presario 380

I have a dell 380 and the web site have only 2 audio drivers. One says it can not find the hardware and the other installs but the system is still missing a pci driver. Plus normally when you install the drivers the internal sound rangs, but there is no sound. I tried getting the motherboard id and it is not listed on the site. I am so angry with this system.

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Tell a little more.

The key to dell drivers is that SERVICE TAG.

But about that audio driver. It should fail if you didn't install the drivers in the proper order or the sound card was changed from stock or disabled in the bios.

For example, many sound cards won't work or be found until I install the motherboard driver package first. And then some cards need that XP MSUAA package.

If you look at Microsoft's web pages, isn't it strange that they don't offer much detail about installing Windows?
Bob

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Dell drivers

Using the service tag# or S/N# or even allow Dell to inspect your system from the support website. If you enter the tag# or S/N# usually will point to the "build configuration" and thus provide what was installed. Of course, it all has to remain as it did from day 1. Any other installs or changes won't match, but one you figure out what's what, then proceed to get the right driver.

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Never needed that. Here's why.

I used the maker's web site for a set of drivers that were known to work.

That's "best" in my book.
Bob

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