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13 years 8 months ago #15344 by Clods
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Does anyone know about computer driver updater software?

My son tells me that the reason some of his programs don't run, is because some drivers on the computer are out of date. He wants me to download a driver updater to do this.

Surely you can download updated drivers without paying for software to do it.

What are the benefits of using is this software, and do I really need to update my drivers, after I've just reset the computer to factory defaults, yet again. (And its only a year old!)

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13 years 8 months ago #233361 by ame
Replied by ame on topic Driver updaters
Yes, you can download drivers for free. If you know what drivers are 'out of date' you should be able to find a place to download the latest version (Google is your friend). If your son knows which programs don't run, and why, then he should also know what needs to be done to fix it.

I wouldn't pay for 'driver updater software' and I'd be very suspicious of any software that claimed to do this for you. Most of the time they add more unnecessary complexity, or are carriers for viruses or malware.

Of course, I run Linux, so all my software is free anyway.

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13 years 8 months ago #233386 by Clods
Replied by Clods on topic Driver updaters
Thanks, that backs up what I told him.

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