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#1 tonto97

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 09:16 PM

Would appreciate your advice on using Softwareinformer as a tool to automatically scan for available new drivers and updates for all software installed on my computer. I downloaded the free utility at http://drivers.informer.com/. After this utility scanned my installed programs on my computer, it came back with a customized list of drivers and software updates that are available through their website. Can I trust that these drivers are as good as going one by one to my device manufacturers to search for driver updates?

Thanks in advance for your opinion.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 10:58 PM

I'm not familiar with the program, but....
Generally, drivers should be left alone unless there is some issue with some driver.
Updating drivers in bunches is asking for a disaster, because if something goes wrong you'll have no idea, which installation caused the issue.

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 11:16 AM

I would suggest...obtaining any new drivers from the website of the system manufacturer (if name brand system) or component manufacturer (if self-built), rather than using any progrma to do so.

I would also suggest worrying about new drivers...only when it's possible that the old drivers need to be replaced because they cause problems. As Broni said, "If it ain't...".

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