1.    27 Dec 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Dublin Ireland
    Posts : 169
    Win 10-

    Driver update Utility


    All:

    I have a program that wants to update my drivers.
    It said it found 3 drivers that were outdated & wanted to update them!
    I said yes with some trepidation, then it asked for my Email address!

    That's were I stopped & backed out & cancelled the whole thing!


    In big letters it said " Microsoft Partner"!


    Is this safe to use? Is it any good?

    Tully
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  2.    27 Dec 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,141
    Windows 10 Pro

    Can't really comment on it because you have not told us what the program is. I don't trust driver update programs unless they are from the manufacturer of the hardware I have installed.
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  3.    27 Dec 2016 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Dublin Ireland
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    Win 10-
    Thread Starter

    Aye! Aye! sir:

    That is my thought exactly!
    That is why*I asked about it, but what sucked me in for a moment was the*"A MICRSOFT PARTNER"!

    Thanx
    Tully
    GySgt USMc
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  4.    28 Dec 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,556
    Windows 10 x64 Home Build (Version 1709) 16299.19

    Hi the only one I use that you have to pay for is Auslogics Driver Updater I have used it now for 3 years and have never been let down by it and it has a gold Certificate from Microsoft.
    It run in the background and tell you if any new drivers come out from the manufacturer
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  5.    28 Dec 2016 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Dublin Ireland
    Posts : 169
    Win 10-
    Thread Starter

    Thanx!

    I will look it up!

    Thanx


    Tully
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  6.    28 Dec 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 189
    trying to install win10

    SDI is free and works well, but it downloads quite large driverpacks. Snappy Driver Installer download | SourceForge.net

    Snaildriver is free and seems ok. Free Windows Driver Updater by Snaildriver
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  7.    28 Dec 2016 #7
    Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 369
    Windows 10

    You don't need any application of this kind at all. It's vapourware. It can be a problem if such an application misidentifies hardware and tries to install a driver.
    Not everyone has the same hardware, so some one saying it's OK on theirs means nothing.

    I only use drivers from the manufacturer or Windows updates.
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