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Are my Drivers up-to-date ?


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#1 yabbadoo

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 12:10 PM

I use Windows XP Home which I have had since about 2004.

 

I saw this -  http://driverfinderpro.com/ - and thought it a good idea to check my drivers and update them if necessary. This I did and  found 9 drivers listed which were outdated.

 

There is a button that when clicked all the outdated drivers are updated to the latest versions like magic. But not being born yesterday and with everything working smoothly, I asked myself " Why fix something that is working OK ?" and "So I get a brand new set of updated drivers and  then nothing works, what happens next ?". So I have done nothing yet.

 

I am asking some knowledgeable geek at BC for advice on whether to jump or not, bearing in mind that open door to the far blue yonder looks rather uninviting.

Here is a screenshot of the magic box :-

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 12:20 PM

Most of us here are of the 'if it aint broke, don't fix it mindset'. Unless you have specific operational issues requiring driver update I wouldn't touch it. I have seen and dealt with more issues related to 'newer is better' and breaking completely functional equipment wanting the latest and greatest drivers.

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 01:03 PM

Most of us here are of the 'if it aint broke, don't fix it mindset'. Unless you have specific operational issues requiring driver update I wouldn't touch it. I have seen and dealt with more issues related to 'newer is better' and breaking completely functional equipment wanting the latest and greatest drivers.

A million thanks my highly respected Guru and  fountain  of all knowledge.

 

What more can I say when you go and quote the engineers sacred motto - "If it `ain't broke, don't fix it" ?

 

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Edited by yabbadoo, 15 July 2013 - 01:06 PM.


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 03:45 PM

You're most welcome.

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