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#1 duh huh

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 11:44 PM

any suggestions on good driver update programs preferably free ones



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 12:31 AM

Hey duh huh,

Welcome to BleepingComputer. I think you will like Ninite. It's a free program that lets you install/update most commonly used programs on your PC. It pretty much does everything for you including skipping 3rd party addon/toolbar installation. How cool is that? And yes, it has google drive in it as well. Good luck!



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 11:24 AM

Unless you have a specific need to replace or upgrade a driver I would suggest leaving the drivers alone.  If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

 

These automated sites which scan you computer and make "updates" to drivers usually cause more problems than they resolve.  Any time you download a driver it should be from the manufacturer's website.  This is the only way you will be sure to get the proper driver you need.


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 11:30 AM

@Digital_Vail

 

Third party software being bundled in downloads has become a common practice, this is an extra source of revenue for the author of the software being downloaded.  You have a small amount of control over this in the way you install the program.  
 
If you do the Epress ( it is suggested as recommended) installation the third party software will automatically be installed.  
 
If you choose to use the Custom Installation (advanced) each of the third party software will usually appear one at a time with a check mark already added to install the software, you must remove the check mark if you do not want this software installed.
 
An example of these two choices can be seen in the image below.
 
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