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#1 voltayer

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:07 AM

Hellooooo

 

Curious to see what driver tools others use.

 

I am looking for a good driver manager (or multiple ones) that can completely delete a driver, backup / restore, possibly even search and install, complete Windows 10 support

 

So far I use D7 technician tools from foolish IT, it allows me to copy paste the driver identifier (you can do this manually but it's just convenient)

 

I have also used DRP (Russian driver pack, filled with spyware and viruses) because it actually works haha. However it comes with plenty of addons and spyware you have to uninstall afterwords. Option definitely not worth it but if you are super desperate, it actually works. (just dont forget to run hijackthis and mab afterwards)

 

Anyone have any impressive driver tools? Something that actually works (full Windows 10 compatibility)

 

Thanks!!!!!



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:19 AM

There is  problem with programs which will monitor your drivers and automatically download what they believe are the drivers needed.  The problem is that drivers should be chosen and downloaded from the product manufacturer's website.  These programs usually choose download sites from a list of what they "support", not necessarily what is compatible or correct.


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:20 AM

Find out what the manufacturer of your hardware is and get drivers from them instead. Services like SlimDrivers are poorer choices and you would be better off getting drivers from the source.



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:28 AM

I guess the person that comes up with actual reliable driver software would be a millionaire pretty quickly. Never really have found any reliable driver software.

 

Yeah 99% of the time I get my drivers directly from the maker or chip manufacturer, but it's that 1% of the time when you really need something. Any driver backup and restore tools you guys use?



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:37 AM

If this is going to turn into a multiple question regarding member's opinion of what they believe or think is the best you are going to get opinions only.  I would suggest doing some homework, read some reviews from respected sources and form you own opinions.

 

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:42 AM

If this is going to turn into a multiple question regarding member's opinion of what they believe or think is the best you are going to get opinions only.  I would suggest doing some homework, read some reviews from respected sources and form you own opinions.

 

Edited to correct single finger typing error.

Yes I am looking for others' opinions for the sake of learning. I have 12 years in the industry as far as homework goes. Just thought I'd ask, didn't mean to offend anyone.

 

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:44 AM

 

If this is going to turn into a multiple question regarding member's opinion of what they believe or think is the best you are going to get opinions only.  I would suggest doing some homework, read some reviews from respected sources and form you own opinions.

 

Edited to correct single finger typing error.

Yes I am looking for others' opinions for the sake of learning. I have 12 years in the industry as far as homework goes. Just thought I'd ask, didn't mean to offend anyone.

 

Have a good day

 

 

 

My opinion is that I do not use a driver tool. I have Windows 10 and I use the manufacturer's web site.


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 12:51 PM

I have used snappy Driver installation with some good results. On occasion there have been times where the OS didn't like the drivers and had to do a "Last known Good Configuration". There is some options within it, but nothing as robust as what you are looking for.



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 01:19 PM

I have DriverBooster pro http://www.iobit.com/en/driver-booster.php by ioBit, been using it for about 18 months & not had a problem with it downloading the wrong drivers.
I use nVidia's GForce Experience to update the graphics driver & other manufactures' websites but DB pro has updated drivers which the pc manufacturer hasn't updated since 2015 - I've checked.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 10:19 PM

Have using Slimdrivers to manage all the driver and also back it up. Its working fine. small size, and it is also free.



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:50 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. I have tried iObit and the older versiond do not work very well, however they have stepped their game up tremendously.

 

I will look in to Slimdrivers, doesn't look bad.

 

Just a heads up this will be for consumer end use, no enterprise use.  I like to mess around and experiment.

 

Thanks for the tips


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