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#1 joeschmoew

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 09:01 PM

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 running Vista, and was unable to get ESPN360 to work. It has in the past. Through a series of technical support queries, it was recommended that I use "Driver Detective" to see that my drivers were up to date. I downloaded it and scanned my computer, and it reported that I have 25 out of date drivers. Before I spend any money, I wanted to make sure I wasn't throwing money away for a program that would cause more problems than solutions. Any feedback from someone who knows about this would be appreciated.

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#2 joeschmoew

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 09:15 PM

Never mind. I just checked PC World and read the customer reviews. Sounds like it's just what I suspected, software that loads malware on your system and doesn't do a thing for your computer. Then, you get the runaround when you try to get help or a refund.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:19 AM

Sensible. I imagine those programs will always tell you that you need drivers.

When drivers are freely available from the manufacturer's site, you shouldn't need a third party program.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 08:44 PM

...and drivers shouldn't be updated in bunches.
Basically, you think driver update only, when there is something wrong with it.
If everything works, leave drivers alone.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 06:43 AM

Well said , Broni, if it ain't broke..........!

Rightly or wrongly, I apply the same principle to BIOS updates, having read some horror
stories about flashing the BIOS.




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