Your opinion about driver updater software?

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by nadeem125, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. nadeem125

    nadeem125 MDL Novice

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    Hi guys i want to know your opinion regarding drivers updater software?. I have searched though Google about driver updater software i found AVG driver updater, Sam driver updater, lava soft etc. Any one of you tried these driver updater software i want to upgrade my system drivers.
     
  2. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    If it's not broken, why fix it. I use DriverPack Solution when I install Windows on a new laptop/PC and I don't have the drivers CD. After that, no more drivers update.
     
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  3. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    had a few custs with bsod due to them updates.. random driver comes in and bsod started.

    if you are having bsod get bluescreenview from nirsoft
     
  4. nadeem125

    nadeem125 MDL Novice

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    Hmm thank for the answer could you please provide me download link of the file?
    Is this free or paid?
     
  5. nadeem125

    nadeem125 MDL Novice

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    let me search it
     
  6. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    1. All hardware and drivers goes always together;
    2. If there are updates, they will be available for free on software provider homepage;
    3. My little diamond brain (so small and so flat and smooth) cannot understand why a third-party driver is better than the original.
    4. All driver updater software is made only for sale - they must make money, not update drivers.
     
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  7. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    That should read HARDWARE

    Hardware is only as good, as the software that drives it

    Use your brain power & not some c**P driver update whatever
     
  8. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    intel driver update tool and amd driver detect.. i use those a lot on custs pc.
    hardware manuf has a scan for hardware model.. then their support assistant usually finds updates.
     
  9. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    It's free of charge: drp.su Click on download full and you'll get a torrent link to an ISO file about 10 GB in size.
     
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  10. alfreire

    alfreire MDL Novice

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    I use Snappy Driver from a long time htt*://snappy-driver-installer.sourceforge.net/en/index.php works perfect and have a huge and updated database of drivers (same database that DriverPack Solution or SamDrivers)... also works from CMD with commands...
    Regards... ;-)
     
  11. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    Make sure you have a backup before messing with third party driver updaters.

    Some time ago (can't recall when) I won Driver Easy from one of sid_16's contests. The ratings on it are not very high. But I have had very few problems with it. I don't use that much, and again, I make sure I have System Restore and Paragon/Acronis images.

    And now, just to contradict myself and confuse everyone :), there is nothing wrong with the "If it ain't broke don't fix it." approach. Convince yourself 1000% you will really benefit from a different driver if there are no issues.
     
  12. Meat[On]A[Stick]

    Meat[On]A[Stick] MDL Junior Member

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    I hope this question isn't too far off topic: Do these driver update programs go by the date only? Let's say you have Windows 7, HP computer and nVidia video card. If Windows 7 has a newer driver and HP has a newer (but different) driver and nVidia has a newer, different driver, does the Driver Update program go by date only? How could you find out if a slightly older driver was really best?
     
  13. alfreire

    alfreire MDL Novice

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    If you test Snappy Driver you got some answers to your questions..
    Regards... ;-)
     
  14. Mutoid

    Mutoid MDL Member

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    I agree with the others who have said " If it ain't broke ... etc "

    Having said that , I had some missing drivers after dealing with a failed hard disc.

    "Drive The Life " did the business .... no fuss , no tears , no broken hearts :biggrin:

    Note - I think the name has changed recently .... maybe called "Driver Talent" now.
     
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  15. nadeem125

    nadeem125 MDL Novice

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    nadeem125 MDL Novice

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    is it safe to download from torrent?
     
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    nadeem125 MDL Novice

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  18. alfreire

    alfreire MDL Novice

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    #18 alfreire, Dec 28, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2015
    Yes, don't worry... It is in Sourceforge http*://sourceforge.net/projects/snappy-driver-installer/
    Regards... ;-)

    p.s.:
    Quote from his author BadPointer:
     
  19. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    Yep. It's virus free.
     
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  20. ianymaty

    ianymaty MDL Member

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