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Old 26. Nov 2014, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is there a utility to scan the computer and update drivers

Is there any software that can scan a computer and update the outdated drivers. I use both Windows 7 and XP.

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Old 26. Nov 2014, 06:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are software like that, but cannot say anything about reliability.

People have asked for such software on the forum before, and we always advise not to use such software.

The best place to look for driver updates is the site of the motherboard that your system has. The original drivers come from the motherboard site, and that should be the place to look for latest versions too.

To know the model and make of your motherboard, you can use system information tools like Belarc Advisor, or Speccy, or HWInfo32, etc. They will tell you about the motherboard apart from other system information.

Drivers are an important part of the system, and any faulty driver can cause quite an issue. Therefore, please do not use such driver update programs, as their reliability is not assured.

Unless the motherboard model is quite old, and the drivers are not available, such software should not be used. Atleast that's what our advice would be.
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Old 27. Nov 2014, 04:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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SUMO and DUMO are a pair of programs that I use.
BUT I only use them as advisories and control any updates manually.
They are by no means perfect or the only tools.
As said you should not let any automatic tool update your system.
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If you choose to use SUMo, or DUMo, please take care to download the Lite or portable version, which are free from adware.
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Old 27. Nov 2014, 08:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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SUMO and DUMO are a pair of programs that I use.
BUT I only use them as advisories and control any updates manually.
They are by no means perfect or the only tools.
As said you should not let any automatic tool update your system.
Yes, that way it couldn't do any harm. Thank you for the information.

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If you choose to use SUMo, or DUMo, please take care to download the Lite or portable version, which are free from adware.
Thank you for this. I'll make sure of getting the portable.

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