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Just reinstalled Windows 7- how to recover drivers?


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#1 hairylugs82

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:02 PM

Until recently, I was running a bootlegged Windows 7 copy. Finally I broke down and bought it from a friend at Microsoft. But now all my driver software is lost. Where can I find an online driver updater that won't kill me with viruses? And is there anything else I should do to protect my system?

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:08 PM

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:35 PM

Avoid the online driver updater.
If the computer is a brand name then use the makers website for the drivers.

If it is a hand built then go to the motherboard, video card, add in card makers websites and download teh drivers for that make and model and windows version.

That way you will avoid viruses and adware. Not to mention some brands customize the hardware. One example a Dell Soundblaster for Windows XP needed the Dell driver to work the Creative lab one would not work due to changed hardware.

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