Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Safe free driver update software?


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 JSTJ704

JSTJ704

  • Members
  • 63 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:12 PM

Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:30 AM

I'am looking for a safe free driver updater for my computer anyone have any suggestions

 

 

Thanks in advance



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 dls62

dls62

  • Members
  • 623 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Berkshire, UK
  • Local time:07:12 PM

Posted 16 February 2014 - 12:08 PM

In my experience the only safe driver updates are those that come from the manufacturer of the system or component.  So if you have a ready-built system, e.g. Sony, go to the Sony support area for driver updates.  For self-build or add-on components go to the support area for the manufacturer of the component.

 

A lot of the available driver updaters that I have seen offer updates that are not necessarily suitable.



#3 bassfisher6522

bassfisher6522

  • Members
  • 90 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:02:12 PM

Posted 16 February 2014 - 12:51 PM

Couldn't agree more...great advice :thumbup2: 



#4 Animal

Animal

    Bleepin' Animinion


  • Site Admin
  • 35,905 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Where You Least Expect Me To Be
  • Local time:10:12 AM

Posted 16 February 2014 - 04:18 PM

As has been said you should only be using drivers from the respective vendors. Add to that, if it ain't broke don't fix it. Updating perfectly working drivers is unnecessary and risky.

The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
Andrew Brown (1938-1994)


A learning experience is one of those things that say, "You know that thing you just did? Don't do that." Douglas Adams (1952-2001)


"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world." Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


Follow BleepingComputer on: Facebook | Twitter | Google+

#5 JSTJ704

JSTJ704
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 63 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:12 PM

Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:20 PM

GOT YA your right. I don't fix something that isn't broken






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users