Update drivers?

Dell Dimension L1000r
October 3, 2008 at 20:49:01
Specs: Win XP Home SP3, pent III 996MHz 384mb RAM

Just wondering...are there any sites out there that allow you to scan your system and get the drivers you may need for free? I know you can at driverguide.com but it's not free to dl the drivers and it gets hard to find some of the ones that you may need..?

Anyone?

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#1
October 4, 2008 at 01:12:08

You can download the drivers for free at driversguide. First they make you sign up which is free, but if memory serves me correctly they make you see about five ads, you have to click on the "next ad", "no thanks" or "next offer" button to dismiss these adds to continue with the sign up. You will see about five adds like this every time you login. Once you find the drivers you need there will be a verification code after you input it select the "to your harddrive" option, then hit the download button. They will still hit you with a daily limit for a free account.

They must really like making people jump through hoops, but sometimes it's hard to find the drivers they have elsewhere. I'm not sure about the scanner part though, they might make people pay for that. I'm more of a "rip it out and see what's written on it" sort of person.


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#2
October 4, 2008 at 04:50:59

http://www.hwinfo.com

HWINFO32 will list the hardware, then it is usually a google to find the manufacturers website for the latest drivers available.


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#3
October 4, 2008 at 05:18:38

That is what I mean - to use the scanner they offer you have to pay. It allows you to run the scanner, and tells you what drivers may be outdated, but when you try to download them singly from the site (not from the program) they are impossible to find.

Guess I will have to go one by one...that stinks...LOL

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#4
October 4, 2008 at 15:15:47

Finding the drivers one by one isn't such a bad thing, what is it like 15 devices? A lot of the "driver scanners" are scams directed at people who know they need drivers but don't know how to make it happen, so they either fork out their hard earned, get infected with malware or both.

You may want to find out who made you motherboard as you may find that they offer some sort of scanner for on board devices. If memory serves me correctly even nvidia have something along these lines these days. Most generic item don't get updates often, or ever depending on the manufacture.

If your really lazy and don't mind having drivers that aren't right on the edge then try microsoft/windows update in custom mode to see if their offering anything newer than you have. Most people might scoff at this but sometimes newer drivers for a generic item, like a conexant based modem for example, are hard to find elsewhere.


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#5
October 4, 2008 at 15:31:34

Thanks :)

I just wondered if there was an easy way to check for updates. Yea, you can go one at a time, that's no problem, but I thought maybe there was something quick and easy.

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#6
October 19, 2008 at 20:05:55

http://www.driverneeds.net
That site offers free drivers directly from the manufacturers website so its totally free. Entering the site also is free and no need to register. If your having trouble finding it yourself, I could help you directly. Just send me private message if you want my personal help. Good luck and God bless you.

jamcez


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#7
October 21, 2008 at 17:20:31

Yes of course there's a software called driveragent which automatically scans your system for bad or outdated drivers and leads you directly to the download page. And yes it offers free limited account which is enough to solve your driver problem. You can download it here; http://www.driverneeds.net

jamcez


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