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Driver Updates

by lazydave46 / September 18, 2009 8:37 AM PDT

I have just bought a CD from Walmart called "Driver Genius", by "Avanquest." It has no version and cost ten dollars. It adverstises on the CD case that it updates drivers. I cannot find any information on this very cheap driver fix. I emailed both the supplier and carrier of this product but no answers. Can you give me any information on this software? I am a bit skeptical on running this as it is so cheap, and do not want to run into any problems. I run OS Windows Vista Home Premium, 32 bit, Acer MT300A. I did email Driversoft, who apparently supplies it to Avanquest for marketing.
Thank You.

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re: Computer help: Driver Update
by jarvis1906 / September 18, 2009 10:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Driver Updates

What exactly are you looking to do with this software that you purchased?

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If it ain't broke!
by Coryphaeus / September 18, 2009 10:13 PM PDT
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Driver updaters are generally useless. Especially on a newer machine. I've seen too many problems created by users "updating" drivers. Many times the update is either not needed or will create problems. Have you ever noticed Window's option to "Roll back driver"? Wonder why.

Unless you have a specific problem with a specific device or program, and an updated driver specifically addresses this problem, leave well enough alone.

Consider your ten bucks well spent for an expensive coaster. They are entertaining in a microwave.

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Is Something Broken?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 19, 2009 8:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Driver Updates

Like Wayne's post above, as it relates to drivers, if there are no problems with your computer currently, there's no need to install a new driver.. There's nothing to fix.

Sounds like an advertising ploy to me..

Hope this helps.

Grif

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