1.    3 Weeks Ago #1

    Driver update Utility


    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    It said it found 3 drivers that were outdated & wanted to update them!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?

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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro
       3 Weeks Ago #2

    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.    3 Weeks Ago #3

    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"!

    GySgt USMc
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Eastbourne East Sussex UK
    Posts : 2,449
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       3 Weeks Ago #4

    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.    3 Weeks Ago #5


    I will look it up!


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  6. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 84
    trying to install win10
       3 Weeks Ago #6

    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. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 57
    Windows 10
       3 Weeks Ago #7

    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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