The value, or lack of it, of a good Driver Update Software for your Laptop...?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by TheSkaffer, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. TheSkaffer

    TheSkaffer MDL Member

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  2. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Auto updates work for most people. For me however I like to see what I am downloading and in a number of cases for example with audio, network and video drivers the best ones are not on the manufacturers site.
     
  3. TheSkaffer

    TheSkaffer MDL Member

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    Please suggest alternative solutions. They may save me some expensive work hours. :throw:
     
  4. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    I seem to find in my case, I don't really notice a difference unless I have a driver with a bug (Auto Update gives me a horribly bugged up Wifi driver and LAN Driver), but HPs update system sucks (and I do NOT want to install their crap "Assistant/Update", which never works for me unless I install ALL their bloatware, and HP has to be the worst OEM when it comes to bloatware).

    I'm sure it makes a big difference in graphics if you are into PC gaming (standard generic GPU drivers suck horribly, I get crap resolution with them), but I find if the Windows Update drivers work, why bother messing with drivers? I've had issues using software that gets driver updates with getting the wrong driver or a unstable driver.
     
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