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#1 heshie75v


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Posted 28 July 2010 - 11:37 AM

How safe are those sites that offer automatic updates to your Windows Drivers.. Are these sites safe and/or are there sites that someone could recommed.

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#2 abauw


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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:07 PM

the best option to download a driver is from manufacture website...
the second option is only if the manufacture/brand has broke...if that happens you can download it from chipset manufacture...example you looking an audio driver from realtek...you can download it from realtek website (if you knew the type of audio chipset)...
the third option is only if CPU manufacture and chipset manufacture has broke..you can download it from another website...but take you own risk when you download/install that driver...

something there are someone or group that some nasty thing...hope you understand what I say...

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:34 PM

There's no reason to automatically download/install drivers...when your system is working well.

As stated, the best procedure is to get drivers directly from the appropriate website, be that system manufacturer or component manufacturer.

As for auto updates...I don't even like that concept from Microsoft's website, which is entirely trustworthy (except when it comes to downloading drivers). Users in my world ought to know what's being installed on their systems...and why.


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