1.    28 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    MD
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    Drive Easy


    Hello
    Is this program safe and free? I went to that site and it listed a lot of drivers needing updating but said register on the
    bottom. I closed out not knowing what the next step was.
    I noticed Macrium Reflect asked me to update my network driver IF I was going to use a network back up destination.
    I looked in device manager and it says Broadcom 802.11 ver. 6.30.223.256.
    I cannot go to the Dell site b/c I have Windows 10 and the driver update device only recognizes my machine as Win 7.
    The last time I did this with the Bios the desktop was successful but the laptop is dead 6 years old anyway).
    If I can not use the manufacturer's site I was looking for a program to update that network driver that was reliable and free, if possible.
    I could use a local backup drive and not upgrade the driver if it is dicey.
    Thank you
    Peter
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  2.    28 Feb 2017 #2
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    Posts : 1,905
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    right click on network adapter and select update driver > it will search MS driver database online..
    otherwise avoid free driver sites -
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  3.    28 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,863
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    If you mean Driver Easy, yes, it is reliable. You do not need to register. Free version allows a slow download and a manual install, but it is great for scanning for missing/outdated drivers, which you can then search.
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  4.    28 Feb 2017 #4
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    MD
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    Thread Starter

    @Kyhi - I took your advice. I guess the version I have is the highest I should because it remained the same.
    Thank you for steering me away from those other potential disasters.
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  5.    28 Feb 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 1,031
    Windows 10 Pro

    Download the Windows 7 driver from the Dell site. When it is run it unzips to a folder on the C: drive. Usually C:\Dell\Drivers or some such, take note of where it unzips. If the driver fails to install, browse to the unzipped folder, Right click Setup.exe/Properties/Compatibility. Run the setup in Compatibility mode for Windows 7.
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  6.    01 Mar 2017 #6
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    MD
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    network


    Quote Originally Posted by spunk View Post
    Download the Windows 7 driver from the Dell site. When it is run it unzips to a folder on the C: drive. Usually C:\Dell\Drivers or some such, take note of where it unzips. If the driver fails to install, browse to the unzipped folder, Right click Setup.exe/Properties/Compatibility. Run the setup in Compatibility mode for Windows 7.
    >.My machine has a more updated version than Dell but it was a good idea . I guess this old beast is showing signs. I replaced the HDD and PSU with keyboard, mouse and monitor.but that it for $. Most of these parts can go with a new pc anyway.
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