Windows 10: What is the best driver updater software for 2018? Solved

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  1.    22 Feb 2018 #1

    What is the best driver updater software for 2018?


    Hi
    I always thought that the computer can automatically update its application when new version came online. But yesterday i heard from my friend that there are many driver updater software which are used sometimes. But i want to ask whether these updating software are important to download.
    secondly whether these software are free or i have to buy them from some website. as compare to the built in system that each computer have what more specs these software provide.
    Till now i have come across driver booster and driver identifier, driver magician, sam driver and uniblue driver scanner. I don't have authentic details on these software. So what is the best driver updater tool and specially it's new year so which software is best in 2018.
    Regards
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64
       22 Feb 2018 #2

    DriverPack Solutions
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  3.    22 Feb 2018 #3

    None, I prefer doing it manually and these programs can cause problems by installing the wrong driver.
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    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       22 Feb 2018 #4

    laoji said: View Post
    But i want to ask whether these updating software are important to download.
    No. Windows philosophy is: Do not fix it, if it is not broken. Thus is does not always offer the latest drivers. If you have no problems and everything is working, the newer driver could actually break it.


    laoji said: View Post
    secondly whether these software are free or i have to buy them from some website.
    Paid version usually offers an unlimited speed and automatic installation, but free version will suffice.
    Most driver updaters are desperate, in order to offer anything, they sometimes offer wrong drivers.

    Driver Easy Free - finds the latest drivers.

    Wise Driver Care - finds the latest WHQL drivers.


    You can just use them to find the driver version and download it elsewhere:

    Microsoft Update Catalog or ​Softpedia Drivers Downloads
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  5.    22 Feb 2018 #5

    rockyanexpert said: View Post
    DriverPack Solutions
    what are the spec of driver pack solution. is this software is free app. is it malware free program.
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  6.    22 Feb 2018 #6

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    No. Windows philosophy is: Do not fix it, if it is not broken. Thus is does not always offer the latest drivers. If you have no problems and everything is working, the newer driver could actually break it.

    Paid version usually offers an unlimited speed and automatic installation, but free version will suffice.
    Most driver updaters are desperate, in order to offer anything, they sometimes offer wrong drivers.

    Driver Easy Free - finds the latest drivers.

    Wise Driver Care - finds the latest WHQL drivers.


    You can just use them to find the driver version and download it elsewhere:

    Microsoft Update Catalog or ​Softpedia Drivers Downloads
    bro can you also tell me what updating software are best for Windows 7 & 10.
    Last edited by laoji; 06 Mar 2018 at 10:21.
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  7.    22 Feb 2018 #7

    rockyanexpert said: View Post
    DriverPack Solutions
    Hi there

    @laoji

    Those places can be dodgy -- I call some of those sites "Sneakerware" - as they ostensibly find a driver and then say you have to PAY to access that part of the site.

    Drivers are usually available FREE from manufacturers site - but these days unless very specialized hardware Windows itself does a pretty good job at finding them.

    If you are having trouble finding what driver to use simply look at your event log, and you'll see some sort of VEN number --just google it and that will probably give you the piece of hardware that needs a driver.

    For example wasn't sure about a Citrix driver I needed so go into device manager scroll down the devices, click on the one you want to see and then click the event log tab as shown here.

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    Cheers
    jimbo
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  •    22 Feb 2018 #8

    Does these software put extra stress on computer because today one of the biggest problem with computers is the high CPU temperature. Almost all computer users complain that they downloaded some software and then their PC is getting overheated.
    So what do you guys say about these updating software.
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  •    22 Feb 2018 #9

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    @laoji

    Those places can be dodgy -- I call some of those sites "Sneakerware" - as they ostensibly find a driver and then say you have to PAY to access that part of the site.

    Drivers are usually available FREE from manufacturers site - but these days unless very specialized hardware Windows itself does a pretty good job at finding them.

    If you are having trouble finding what driver updater to use in 2018 simply look at your event log, and you'll see some sort of VEN number --just google it and that will probably give you the piece of hardware that needs a driver.

    For example wasn't sure about a Citrix driver I needed so go into device manager scroll down the devices, click on the one you want to see and then click the event log tab as shown here.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	event.png 
Views:	13 
Size:	127.1 KB 
ID:	178111

    Cheers
    jimbo
    thanks Jimbo you provide very deep information even for a novice but it helps. i will try what you have said in a moment.
    Last edited by laoji; 06 Mar 2018 at 10:24.
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  •    22 Feb 2018 #10

    swarfega said: View Post
    None, I prefer doing it manually and these programs can cause problems by installing the wrong driver.
    can you explain what kind of problems these software can cause?
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