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  1. Posts : 450
    Windows 11 Pro version22H2 ( OS Build 22621.2861 )
       #1

    Is this a legit utility?


    I just build my new system and I am installing my software. I had a Bluetooth issue that is now resolved but when I was trying to find the problem I had something in the Device manager that was in "Other Devices" called BCM20702A0. I googled it and there were some fixes and one said BCM20702A0 Driver download button. I did something I never do and that is download something I don't know what it is for sure.. what I got is this driver update utility ( see attached image) is this legit? I haven't run it yet and don't plan to I will uninstall it and useone that is well known if there are any?

    Are there any utilities that are good that do the same things search the system for outdated drivers and downloads them and installs them??Is this a legit utility?-0006.jpg
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  2. Posts : 15,582
    Windows10
       #2

    Eaglepi said:
    I just build my new system and I am installing my software. I had a Bluetooth issue that is now resolved but when I was trying to find the problem I had something in the Device manager that was in "Other Devices" called BCM20702A0. I googled it and there were some fixes and one said BCM20702A0 Driver download button. I did something I never do and that is download something I don't know what it is for sure.. what I got is this driver update utility ( see attached image) is this legit? I haven't run it yet and don't plan to I will uninstall it and useone that is well known if there are any?

    Are there any utilities that are good that do the same things search the system for outdated drivers and downloads them and installs them??Is this a legit utility?-0006.jpg
    Driver update tools are a waste of space. If general, windows update sorts most drivers.
    If you have a specific driver issue download from website.
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  3. Posts : 450
    Windows 11 Pro version22H2 ( OS Build 22621.2861 )
    Thread Starter
       #3

    cereberus said:
    Driver update tools are a waste of space. If general, windows update sorts most drivers.
    If you have a specific driver issue download from website.
    So the drivers this says are outdated do I trust it and go to the driver makers website and download the latest or is it all BS?
    The thing in the image doesn't show up on programs and features so I can uninstall itt any idea where I would look for it??
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  4. Posts : 2,769
    Windows 10
       #4

    "Are there any utilities that are good that do the same things search the system for outdated drivers and downloads"
    You get your drivers from MSI and Windows updates. MSI will have their own updating tool/utility.

    You get millions of these pointless bloatware driver updaters if you Google, waste of time, prone to errors identifying hardware etc. Don't download drivers from unknown sources.

    You are the only one that knows whether you installed that updater. Your image maybe just part of a web page.
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  5. Posts : 450
    Windows 11 Pro version22H2 ( OS Build 22621.2861 )
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Helmut said:
    "Are there any utilities that are good that do the same things search the system for outdated drivers and downloads"
    You get your drivers from MSI and Windows updates. MSI will have their own updating tool/utility.

    You get millions of these pointless bloatware driver updaters if you Google, waste of time, prone to errors identifying hardware etc. Don't download drivers from unknown sources.

    You are the only one that knows whether you installed that updater. Your image maybe just part of a web page.
    I know
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  6. Posts : 349
    Windows 11 Home (x64) Version 23H2
       #6

    Get rid of the "Outbyte Driver" ...... let MS Update your needs !
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  7. Posts : 450
    Windows 11 Pro version22H2 ( OS Build 22621.2861 )
    Thread Starter
       #7

    flashh4 said:
    Get rid of the "Outbyte Driver" ...... let MS Update your needs !
    Already did :) but thanks for your reply
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  8. Posts : 17,050
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #8

    Now you are ready to start again, what is the current state of your Device manager?
    1 Does anything have a yellow warning triangle on it?
    2 Do you still have a Device manager section called Other devices [which means no driver found]?
    2.1 If you do and that BCM20702A0 is still there then check if your WiFi network adapter is showing or not. BCM commonly means Broadcom [for which Windows provides all drivers these days].
    2.2 For anything else in Other devices, use my ditty - search for drivers by HardwareID - TenForums


    Best of luck,
    Denis
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  9. Posts : 450
    Windows 11 Pro version22H2 ( OS Build 22621.2861 )
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Try3 said:
    Now you are ready to start again, what is the current state of your Device manager?
    1 Does anything have a yellow warning triangle on it?
    2 Do you still have a Device manager section called Other devices [which means no driver found]?
    2.1 If you do and that BCM20702A0 is still there then check if your WiFi network adapter is showing or not. BCM commonly means Broadcom [for which Windows provides all drivers these days].
    2.2 For anything else in Other devices, use my ditty - search for drivers by HardwareID - TenForums


    Best of luck,
    Denis
    I still have the BCM20702A0 in :Other Devices" and when I added the antennas I now have AAP twice in the "Other Devices" which makes sense I added 2 antennas.

    No yellow triangles

    Here is a screenshot of Device Manager and also My Network

    I've never used a MB with WIFI so I don't know about the WIFI question you had. I have my computer hard wired to get top speeds, and as you can see I get very good speeds. I can get a Git plan for $15 more a month but I don't need it.

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  10. Posts : 423
    Windows 10/11 Pro 64 bit
       #10

    All bios and drivers you should need for your board are available here.

    MAG Z790 TOMAHAWK WIFI

    peace
    wanna
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