How to Find Drivers ?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Rufiq, May 4, 2017.

  1. Rufiq

    Rufiq MDL Novice

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    Hello. How to find drivers or which program is best for finding drivers ?
     
  2. cdavisdeco

    cdavisdeco MDL Senior Member

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    Some experts recommend not to use driver update programs.
     
  3. John Sutherland

    John Sutherland MDL Senior Member

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    I had mixed results using Snappy Driver. No problem at all with the video drivers it recommended using. But the wifi driver it found was another story. After installing, no wifi was available, and no amount of fiddling could get it to work. I had to go back to HP's support website using another machine, download the OEM wifi driver, copy it to a USB flash drive, and install it on the HP. As far as I'm concerned, that should always be your first choice.
     
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  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Driver installer are a snakeoil category of its own.
     
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  5. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    #8 Joe C, May 4, 2017
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    It's best practice is to go through the OEM to get your drivers
     
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  6. johnblazer

    johnblazer MDL Novice

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    Drivers can usually be found on the actual mfg of what component your updating, for example, if your updating your intel wifi, simply head over to intel website, and download your driver, mfg of each componet will usually have the latest driver