Are Your Drivers Up-to-date ?

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  1. anandk

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    hi guys ! there is a free way to check if your drivers versions are up-to-date:

    http://www.drivershq.com/ActiveX-Scan.asp?version=

    u may have to install an activex component.
    16 of my drivers were 'good' 2 were 'bad/outdated' :)
    the checking is free; to update automatically/directly, u have to pay !

    u can always update manually directly by visiting the mother sites.
    i m therefore listing below the diriver update sites. PLEASE add/update/correct links if u know / of any other :)

    microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Browse.aspx?displaylang=en&categoryid=3
    intel http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scr...tel.aspx?iid=HMPAGE+Header_2_Support_Download
    amd http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/0,,30_182_871,00.html
    hp http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html?pageDisplay=drivers
    realtek http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/
    ati https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894&task=knowledge&folderID=27
    nvidia http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp
    gigabyte http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Search/Search.aspx
    Broadcom http://www.broadcom.com/support/?source=ql
    Logitech http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/downloads/finder/IL/EN,crid=270,categoryid=126
    ite http://www.ite.com.tw/software_download/software_download2.asp
    creative http://www.creative.com/language.asp?sDestUrl=/support/downloads
    VIA http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageID=2
    Wacom http://www.wacom.com/productsupport/select.cfm
    Asus http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
    Western Digital http://support.wdc.com/download/
    Canon http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=DownloadIndexAct
    MSI http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/spt_index.php
    Linksys http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Sate...835852&pagename=Linksys/Common/VisitorWrapper
     
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    Mine drivers are up-to-date.
    Useful software
    thanks !
     
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    How much time does the process takes???
     
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    Just the informtn I was looking for. Found my 1 driver as bad. It took harldy haf mins to scan.
     
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    thanks man this is very useful
     
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    great software, many of my drivers were bad....now I can change them:)
     
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    Hehe I dont have to worry :D Ubuntu roolz!
     
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    Hey Thanx bro, Nice tool.
     
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    My drivers r update.I use Intel site/microsoft site/ to update my drivers.Anyway thanx for the links.
     
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    whenever i download that setup file,it seems to be corrupted.
    can anyone please upload their setup file in rapidshare n give me the link
     
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    Thanks for these useful links mate :)
     
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    I manually update my drivers two time in a month
     
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    BACKUP UR DRIVERS ![​IMG]
    DriverMax is a new freeware program which allows you to easily reinstall all your Windows drivers. No more searching for your drivers on discs or on the web or inserting one installation CD after the other. Simply export all your current drivers (or just the ones that work ok) to a folder or a compressed file. After reinstalling Windows you will have everything in one place! http://www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax/

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    "Did you know that unless you uninstall a device driver on a Windows
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    in above mentioned link, are step-by-step instructions on how you can view and remove
    these unnecessary devices..."
    use DH Driver Cleaner Professional Edition to achieve it.
     
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    @ anandk - U really deserve to be MVP. Very useful indeed .
     
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    glad u feel so...thanx ! [​IMG]

    u know something, when ms first wrote to me asking if i'd like to be considered for the mvp award...i was, to say the least, ZAPPED ! [​IMG]

    i wrote back, saying "r u sure u want to nominate me ? i am no techie...at best a tech-enthusiast..!"
    i got a reply saying that "the mvp programme was not necessary for uber-geeks, but for tech-enhusiasts who were involved in offline/online communities".
     
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    :idea: must update :

    "The DriverPacks BASE is an easy to use tool to slipstream the DriverPacks (huge collections of drivers of a specific category of devices such as Graphics or Sound) into your Windows installation files. It can be used in more than 15 languages and allows you to easily choose the slipstream options, as well as the options for the DriverPacks Finisher.

    The DriverPacks Finisher will also be slipstreamed into your Windows installation files and will handle all exceptions (such as control panels for drivers) nicely. You can also choose to extend the default Windows driver library, so that you will never have to go and find drivers again."

    http://driverpacks.net/
     
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    @anandk Both links which u gave are good.
     
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    This cool webpage has very useful links for updating drivers. most major ones have been enumerated with download links. a one-stop kinda guide...
     
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