Need Drivers

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January 25, 2009 at 12:28:53
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.659 GHz / 1023 MB
I ran PC Pitstop's Driver Alert and according to that I need new drivers for my Radeon 9200 video board and my SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet card. These are getting kind of old, I know, but they still work pretty good and I am considering trying the Win 7 beta. Where can I get driver updates that are free? Rather than pay for new drivers I would probably be better off just getting a new board, or a new everything. (Not in the budget right now.) Thanks for any help.

Bob

A positive attitude won't solve all your problems, but it will annoy just enough people to be worth the effort.


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#1
January 25, 2009 at 13:01:57
Dont pay for hardware drivers, ever. You can get drivers for your hardware from the manufactures web site for free, always.

Having said that, if everything works why update. Remember the maxim, if it isn't broke, dont fix it.

Stuart


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#2
January 25, 2009 at 13:16:24
I agree with Stuart. Fixing software that ain't broke, sometimes breaks it.

FWIW to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to NTVDM.EXE, the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.


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#3
January 25, 2009 at 13:41:50
All Driver scanners report the need for new drivers, but as stated, "If it ain't broke, Don't fix it".

BTW PC Pitstop may have some good features but overall it's CrapWare.IMHO

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.


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#4
January 25, 2009 at 15:02:08
"IOnstall Windows. If Windows supports them, you're set. If Windows dows not support them, you can use software from the Internet" I don't understand what that means, but I'm with the rest of the guys; if you're not having driver problems with those devices, leave them alone.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#5
January 25, 2009 at 15:15:44
Thanks guys and gals. I understand that, but my nic card is pretty old and the video board isn't the latest, either. I looked and looked and all I found was places that give me 'free' download of their driver checker, then they want $30 or so to download the drivers. BS. My video board is a Radeon 9200 LE, but it came originally with a free upgrade to X 1050. Can't find that old paper work. Nothing on Radeon site. Card seems to work ok, but maybe some improvement? Also, going to Win 7 later. I download the newest Comodo and Avast! (with their new AV) and ran them. Found 4 trojans! And not on C: drive! Cleaned them up by golly. Thanks for all the help.


A happy camper.


Bob

A positive attitude won't solve all your problems, but it will annoy just enough people to be worth the effort.


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#6
January 25, 2009 at 19:36:46
You NEVER, EVER have to pay for drivers!

And it should be fairly obvious where you should get your "free" drivers from. If you wanna update the drivers for your ATI Radeon video card, you go to the ATI website:

http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/...

And if you wanna update the drivers for your SiS Ethernet card, you go to the SiS website:

http://www.sis.com/download/


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#7
January 26, 2009 at 10:55:59
Thank you jam. I was looking for those sites, but found lots of look-likes. I will check them out after I get sort of caught up on my taxes. (Fun fun) I am rerally amazed at how much faster my system is running! It's amazing! How long it will last is anyne's guess. LOL.

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#8
January 26, 2009 at 13:32:51
I would like to recommend Driver max

http://www.innovative-sol.com/drive...

Its free, you just have to register

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#9
January 26, 2009 at 14:03:14
Thanks clive. I downloaded it and I'm waiting for the registration code now. That's neat! It's free for 30 days, but that should be all I need.

Bob

A positive attitude won't solve all your problems, but it will annoy just enough people to be worth the effort.


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#10
January 26, 2009 at 14:33:10
Bob,its free forever.

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#11
January 27, 2009 at 08:26:56
I ran Driver Max and it didn't find any of the updates I need. And some of the ones it found were not digitally signed. I will check out the others later today. Darn taxes!

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