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#1 bryan123456789

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 08:43 PM

I want to update my drivers. I have a program that tells me what drivers need to be updated ( i think the program was drivermax or something online. Anyways i am a little scared that if i do update a driver like lets say a graphic driver or those net work driver << and if i do a network driver update -- i dont my internet gone.. what is you guys experience in this .. anyone update their drivers by the way i have win 7 home premium

Edited by bryan123456789, 24 December 2011 - 08:52 PM.


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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 08:54 PM

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.

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The below is for those who cannot get online

Please take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 08:59 AM

what is you guys experience in this


mine is ,if it isn't broke don't fix it ,especially, just because some crap drivernmax program says so

Edited by caperjac, 25 December 2011 - 09:00 AM.

My answers are my opinion only,usually


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Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:12 AM

I agree with caperjac. If everything is working there is no need to update the drivers.

I did that once, way back when I was less knowlegable about computer stuff, and ended up knocking out my sound drivers.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:38 AM

I always perform driver updates to make sure that a Windows Update doesn't prevent my machine from booting up. Had that happened when i went from Windows XP Pro to SP1. My BIOS needed to be flashed2 along with all my drivers to make sure that Windows XP SP1 took. Without that the machine would constantly bsod in both Safe and Regular mode. So from that point on, I have always made sure that I have had the latest drivers and application updates.

So if it aint broke dont fix it does not hold true. It can break due to no user action taking place prior to any updates. All it takes is one driver being outdated to cause Windows to BSOD. Only time that can be repaired is by a reinstall.

So please post your speccy so we can guide you to the right sites to get you the right drivers.




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