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Driver finder

by Amos16 / September 9, 2008 7:48 PM PDT

Hello - is there a FREE program that equals Driver Detective? After paying for Radarsync some two years ago and getting no return at all, I am wary of the dollar-prefixed ones. But I do need something to tell me which drivers have to be updated or replaced. Thanks - Amos.

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Re: driver update
by Kees Bakker / September 9, 2008 8:04 PM PDT
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I don't think I ever updated a driver after the initial install. Somehow, it always kept on working as it always did.

Anyway, how many drivers do you need to check and what's the time involved to check them yourself on the makers site?


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gotta love Google ;-)
by jonah jones / September 9, 2008 8:05 PM PDT
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(NT) Kees types faster than me :-)
by jonah jones / September 9, 2008 8:06 PM PDT
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driver finders
by Amos16 / September 10, 2008 1:00 AM PDT

Kees, the trouble is that I do not know which drivers are out of date. My hardware is almost new but my software is on the average six yers old. I have moe than 200,000 files and dozens of programs. "Driver HQ" (driver detective) says I need 17 new drivers for everything to work properly but, of course, telling me which has to be paid for. As I said, I am not inclined to do that. And Google, Jonah, is not much help: it tells you which are available but not for which purpose. Tx - Amos.

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hi Amos
by jonah jones / September 10, 2008 2:09 AM PDT
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i just tried driver detective, it told me that i had 15 drivers that need updating

as everything is working OK, i choose to ignore the program and stick to "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"



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driver finders
by Amos16 / September 11, 2008 1:21 AM PDT
In reply to: hi Amos

Hello - OK, in other words let sleeping dogs lie. Shall try to de-garbage some of my obviously redundant files, possibly this will speed up my computer a bit. Although it is not very slow compared to some I've seen recently. Thanks again - Amos.

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