Windows 10: Driver updates

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  1. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       16 Jun 2017 #11

    CountMike said: View Post
    Paying for drivers is also not acceptable because they are free from manufacturers.
    Well you are not paying for drivers, you are paying for the service of finding and easily install them, since most manufacturers do not bother updating their support webpages. But as I said Driver easy is free so. :)
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  2.    16 Jun 2017 #12

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Well you are not paying for drivers, you are paying for the service of finding and easily install them, since most manufacturers do not bother updating their support webpages. But as I said Driver easy is free so. :)
    Wander how could they find a driver that is not listed on manufacturer's site ? I doubt they keep them hidden from view and accessible only by 3rd party programs.
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       16 Jun 2017 #13

    CountMike said: View Post
    Wander how could they find a driver that is not listed on manufacturer's site ? I doubt they keep them hidden from view and accessible only by 3rd party programs.
    Actually this is pretty common, especially for laptops. I had the officially supported Windows, installed all drivers from manufacturer, even looked for device manufacturers and device manager still failed to recognize some devices. Driver easy even found some CPU drivers for my laptop. I have seen laptops support webpages, which did not offer a single driver stating, they are included within Windows.
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  4.    16 Jun 2017 #14

    In point of fact, the Windows Update MiniTool (WUMT) does as good a job, or better, of any of the commercial, for-a-fee driver updaters I've tried and reviewed in print. I've had good results in the past using e-Support's DriverAgent (~$30 a year) and also Slimware Utilities' Driver Update (ditto on price). But WUMT is truly, really free and includes no "get more with paid purchase" capability at all. Thus, interested parties have nothing to lose in trying it out. I recommend the download link at MajorGeeks.com.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  5.    16 Jun 2017 #15

    CountMike said: View Post
    When deciding which drivers to install and/or update, all those programs use Device Id found in Device manager. Googling that device Id can find you any drivers available from many more resources that those "Driver updater/finder" programs.
    Your joking right. Trying to google drivers made me download spyware. I rather use Snappy Driver it has not caused any issues on four PC's.

    Also yes WU mini tool found drivers too but it did not find the unknown drivers on two dells that snappy driver found.
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  6.    16 Jun 2017 #16

    reddice said: View Post
    Your joking right. Trying to google drivers made me download spyware. I rather use Snappy Driver it has not caused any issues on four PC's.

    Also yes WU mini tool found drivers too but it did not find the unknown drivers on two dells that snappy driver found.
    Joking ?? Why would I joke about that ? How the heck did you manage to download spyware ?
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  7.    16 Jun 2017 #17

    To each his own. As long as you find something that works for you, stick with it.
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  8.    16 Jun 2017 #18

    CountMike said: View Post
    Joking ?? Why would I joke about that ? How the heck did you manage to download spyware ?
    Easy as my AV flagged it and it even blocked me from going to the page so I did not actually download it tried but the AV Nod32 stopped it.

    Except last time when I stupidly turned PUP off to download that malware crap from Russia claiming driver updates that I found from Google of all places. That was when I had to reinstall windows from scratch by formatting the SSD and reinstalling W10 which was good because it runs better than before.
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       16 Jun 2017 #19

    Indeed, when you are looking for drivers in general, search engines will mostly not display malware results. But if you search for a specific ID or an older driver by the name, there are many webpages, which offer the latest driver, except it is fake and it is always bundled with something nasty. I have seen a few of those too. There are fakes for everything, there is even fake Windows Defender, which looks almost identical. :)
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  10.    16 Jun 2017 #20

    BTW it was this. Warning anywhere here to never install it even though UAC showed it verified by MS.
    https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topi...-driverupdate/
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