Windows 10: 'DriverDR' lists lots of odd drivers that need to be updated...

  1.    1 Week Ago #1

    'DriverDR' lists lots of odd drivers that need to be updated...


    Hey!

    I came across 'DriverDR' on DDU's website.
    I thought I would try it and see and it lists lots of drivers that need updating
    It looks like jargon to me. Do I just ignore this and just normally use Windows updates and graphics driver updates?

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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       1 Week Ago #2

    C0zzie said: View Post
    Hey!

    I came across 'DriverDR' on DDU's website.
    I thought I would try it and see and it lists lots of drivers that need updating
    It looks like jargon to me. Do I just ignore this and just normally use Windows updates and graphics driver updates?

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    Those programs are Snake Oil! Disaster waiting to happen. Ok, bit melodramatic, but they are NOT needed and should be avoided. Use Windows updates and/or your OEM vendor sites for the proper drivers and updates. Never a "Kitchen Magician" driver program.
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    Windows 10
       1 Week Ago #3

    Devices missing drivers: 0 - That is all you need to know.
    It's just tripe about updating drivers. Quite often hardware is not ID properly. A Driver 'version' may just change when they incorporate something for new hardware you don't have, the driver bit for yours is the same, all you get is new version number and nothing else.
    I know there are countless "driver updaters" that will do that exact thing on the Laptop I'm using now. The drivers all work, that is it, if it ain't broke don't try and fix it.
    There are hundreds if not thousands of, Driver updaters and go faster/cleaner, applications, all snake oil.

    Advertisers target gamer websites as they know they are more easily misled to use such snake oil.
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  4.    1 Week Ago #4

    oh nice, thanks for the advice guys.
    I was actually about the whole if it dint broke saying, so I will just uninstall it

    Thanks for the insight

    P.S I learnt about the "snake oil" term now :0
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  5. Posts : 31,050
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       1 Week Ago #5

    C0zzie said: View Post
    oh nice, thanks for the advice guys.
    I was actually about the whole if it dint broke saying, so I will just uninstall it

    Thanks for the insight

    P.S I learnt about the "snake oil" term now :0
    Yeah, you'll see that around. When you do, raise an eyebrow and just back away! Glad you decided to make it go bye-bye.....
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  6. Posts : 3,081
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       1 Week Ago #6

    It has found no missing drivers on mine, it uses easyware technology based on drivereasy's old engine.
    Driver Easy allows to download drivers for free at slow speed, you just have to update them manually.

    You can also search for drivers based on the results, looking for version number in Microsoft Update Catalog.
    Windows does not update drivers automatically, only occasionally. Basically, it does not fix, what is not broken.
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  7.    1 Week Ago #7

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    It has found no missing drivers on mine, it uses easyware technology based on drivereasy's old engine.
    Driver Easy allows to download drivers for free at slow speed, you just have to update them manually.

    You can also search for drivers based on the results, looking for version number in Microsoft Update Catalog.
    Windows does not update drivers automatically, only occasionally. Basically, it does not fix, what is not broken.
    Interesting...
    But I think I still might leave it. None of the drivers that needed 'updating' looked..important?
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