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#1 harkcomp

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 05:13 PM

I just went to the official Dell website and had them do a scan  for any driver updates that my system may need.

 

The scan indicated that I needed to download one update but it then gave me two options to do this depending on my system.

 

Problem is.... the two downloads are described in such a way that I may as well  be reading hieroglyphics because I have absolutely no idea what the heck they are talking about.  

 

The first option is a download update for the Windows program on my computer and it said that  it is a 32 bit design that will work with a 64 bit system and then it said the 64 bit version will only work with the 64 bit system.

 

The second option is a download for the hard drive.  

 

It then says to be very careful to download the correct version or it could cause system problems.

 

Mine is a Dell OptiPlex 980 Early 2010 and a 32 bit system.

 

Can anyone give me some tips as to what to look for in order to make the best educated guess?

 

If I select the wrong one.....how will I know....and can I go in and uninstall it?

 

Thanks!

 

Harkcomp

 

 



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 05:50 PM

Here is my philosophy on driver updates. If it aint broke, don't fix it. If your computer is stable and running fine, there is no reason to do a driver update. One driver update that may help would be a graphics card update to make certain games run better. Other than that, leave it alone.






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