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best options to get drivers for any Computer or OS?


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#1 mystic12

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:50 AM

Since sometimes you cannot find a correct driver on the manufacturer's site, finding the correct drivers for different computers and it's OS is maybe the most painstaking chore for me, is the any one "easy" software, site or solution to find the correct drivers for any given computer please?



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:13 AM

You should make your downloads from the manufacturer's website.  This way you can be assured of getting the proper downloads.

 

Most manufacturers will have a means of listing your product so the correct download is chosen.  Some will have a scan which will identify the product and provide the correct downloads.


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:19 AM

You should make your downloads from the manufacturer's website. 

When you say Manufacturer, do you mean if it's a Dell pc for example, this mean download from Dell's site? Far as I know, in order to get the proper driver you would need to search the net for the Device ID then try to track down who made that component, usually the MOBO manufacturer? Please clarify?



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:29 AM



 



You should make your downloads from the manufacturer's website. 

When you say Manufacturer, do you mean if it's a Dell pc for example, this mean download from Dell's site? Far as I know, in order to get the proper driver you would need to search the net for the Device ID then try to track down who made that component, usually the MOBO manufacturer? Please clarify?

 

 

That is correct. If you have a Dell, then go to the Dell website, if you have a HP then go to their website. Find the respected category for the device that you want to update, or get a driver for and then download the correct one based on your operating system.

 

 


Warning! Please read this first.
Manual downloading & installation is the best method to ensure proper driver installation!!

Now with all of the said and you want to try a program for yourself, then here is a good one for you to try. I've never had any issues with it when I've tried it for testing. Your experiences may vary, and just always keep it in the back of your mind, that not all programs are perfect and there is always the chance that it can download the wrong driver for you, and cause you more problems than what you had to start with...


Edited by chrisd87, 17 September 2013 - 09:43 AM.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:38 AM

If this is a OEM computer and you need the drivers for it you should go to the manufacturer's website.  Exampl: chipset drivers, audio driver, graphics driver,etc.

 

If this is a retail motherboard, same thing, go to the manufacturer's website.

 

If it is a Windows operating system some drivers can be uninstalled in the Device Manager if they are corrupted and replace the next time the computer is started.  Other drivers can be replaced by running sfc /scannow.  Other repairs depends on the operating system and the repair tools it comes with.

 

Is there something specific which you are looking for the drivers for?


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:53 AM

I am simply tired of reloading Operating systems and have to got to Dell, HP e.t.c and there are multiple drivers listed which don't work, usually the main driver I would have trouble with is the "Network Controller" driver which is usually associated with the "wireless" card and whenever this happens I almost always have to get to the mobo's manufacturer to get the correct driver. I wish there was some utility I could run on a machine which would either lead me to the correct driver or auto-install it? Anything exists which might do close to what's mentioned?


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:29 AM

I am simply tired of reloading Operating systems and have to got to Dell, HP e.t.c and there are multiple drivers listed which don't work, usually the main driver I would have trouble with is the "Network Controller" driver which is usually associated with the "wireless" card and whenever this happens I almost always have to get to the mobo's manufacturer to get the correct driver. I wish there was some utility I could run on a machine which would either lead me to the correct driver or auto-install it? Anything exists which might do close to what's mentioned?

Did you not read the sentence under the BIG red warning label? I posted a link to a program you can try.


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:54 AM

Another good program is Driver Magician.


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