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#1 Klink

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:45 PM

Is it important and/or necessary to update any driver to the most current version? I have run a couple of utilities to determine the need to do this and they (the utilities) have indicated that I have 17 drivers that are outdated. These include the ATI video drivers, Intel ATA Storage Controller, Pro 100 VE Network Connection, Intel PCI Bridge, Intel USB Universal Host Controller-each of which have more than 1 or more driver. There are no issues with my computer that would indicate the need to update any one or all of these drivers.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:06 PM

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
It really isn't necessary unless you're having problems with a device
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 02:22 AM

I don't have a great deal of faith in online scans that determine whether you need to update you drivers, they are out to make money! I agree with garmanma, unless you have a problem with the current drivers, leave it alone.

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#4 Klink

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 09:55 AM

Thanks garmanma and dc3. You've confirmed my initial thoughts. Much appreciated.
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