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Mirza
05-27-2008, 08:47 PM
DriverForge its a simple utility that will install drivers in compressed/uncompressed format automatically. Using DriverPacks compressed drivers together with DriverForge gets it done. Click Start and enjoy the automatic driver install.



NOTE: sorry I'm new to the forums and can't post links, just google it.

podnutz
05-28-2008, 03:33 AM
Thanks for the tip. Been meaning to try this instead of manually installing all the drivers. I think it's about time I do it.

bagellad
07-17-2008, 02:38 AM
Got a sample of how you set this up?

kickarse
07-26-2008, 02:10 AM
Hey guys,

I'm the author of DriverForge. Version 4.3 is just released and the main function added was an internal driver registry import. The program used to use a third party tool (actually two of them, one after the other). I hope the the new gui and functionality will help... I also removed the ability for more formats. It didn't seem anyone was using it.

Have fun!

sourceforge.net/projects/driverforge/

stevenamills
07-26-2008, 02:14 PM
Hey guys,

I'm the author of DriverForge. Version 4.3 is just released and the main function added was an internal driver registry import. The program used to use a third party tool (actually two of them, one after the other). I hope the the new gui and functionality will help... I also removed the ability for more formats. It didn't seem anyone was using it.

Have fun!

sourceforge.net/projects/driverforge/

Thanks for the heads up - just downloaded it. Still struggling a little with "how to use", but coming together. Is there a Cliff's Notes version for those of us new to it?

Thanks.....
Steve

kickarse
07-27-2008, 02:19 AM
Yeah sorry about that. My next revision will be a little easier to setup. v4.4 is hopefully out next week.

We'll see though... Time permitting.

kickarse
07-27-2008, 03:36 AM
v4.4 is up. You can specify CD\ in both DriverExtract and 7zLoc for the current directory that DriverForge is being run from. Check the change log for other updates.

stevenamills
07-28-2008, 02:52 PM
kickarse,

At the risk of being nominated "maroon of the month", I can't locate the change log on Sorceforge.

I really love the program, just no understandinf \D.

Thanks again.....
steve

Simmy
07-28-2008, 06:29 PM
I'm glad you said that steve, as I can't find the change log either :p

stevenamills
07-29-2008, 01:36 PM
The older you get, the easier it is to "step out" and risk looking like an idiot.

..and I'm OLD!!!

steve

kickarse
09-10-2008, 11:23 PM
Hi all,

v4.5.3 is out. The readme in the help section will get you the full changelog.

Skyhooker
10-29-2008, 11:36 PM
I just wanted to post a quick "2 thumbs up" for DriverForge + Driverpacks. I used them for the first time this week, and all that was cloudy is now clear. Thanks to the authors!

qamarjrk
03-12-2010, 05:06 PM
I looking for "Automatic Driver update software" if you guys know any please post it here.

Thank you

flychromeboy
03-24-2010, 10:33 PM
Hey guys,

sourceforge.net/projects/driverforge/

There a page not found when you go to the above link, search sourceforge for driverforge or go through 3rd party websites like softpedia. Has it been taken down by the author?

TimJacobs
03-27-2010, 09:32 AM
There a page not found when you go to the above link, search sourceforge for driverforge or go through 3rd party websites like softpedia. Has it been taken down by the author?

Try this page

DriverForge 5
http://www.softpedia.com/developer/Kickarse-16378.html

Menaice
03-27-2010, 04:26 PM
Error 404 on the link

TimJacobs
03-27-2010, 05:32 PM
Ok, after some long and hard reserching I found the developers website....

http://www.wanderingit.com/

Just incase someone wants to call him up and ask him what happened....

red12049
03-28-2010, 12:37 PM
I actually found it available here: http://www.freewarefiles.com/downloads_counter.php?programid=43369
You have to choose "server 4" in order to download it. Haven't tried it yet, but will be later.


Rick

ell
03-28-2010, 01:51 PM
DriverForge its a simple utility that will install drivers in compressed/uncompressed format automatically. Using DriverPacks compressed drivers together with DriverForge gets it done. Click Start and enjoy the automatic driver install.



NOTE: sorry I'm new to the forums and can't post links, just google it.

How does it compare to Device Dr?

coreyspeed
03-28-2010, 04:44 PM
this looks very intersting, has anyone actually managed to do this yet ??

dbdawn
03-29-2010, 10:14 PM
this looks very intersting, has anyone actually managed to do this yet ??

I just use Driver Package Installer (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms790308.aspx) and point it to my folder of the driver packs, works very well and gets everything installed except for some proprietary hardware.

flychromeboy
04-10-2010, 12:28 AM
I just use Driver Package Installer (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms790308.aspx) and point it to my folder of the driver packs, works very well and gets everything installed except for some proprietary hardware.

Does this only work on Win 7 or XP as well?

Thanks Rick for the link, I managed to download DriverForge 5 from that link

kickarse
04-28-2010, 06:48 PM
Hi Guys! I'm still around. DF is not being developed anymore. I am, however, working on a new product called DriverGeek. It's much easier to use and it's also much faster on installing the drivers.

I'll update on when it's available for download.

kagman
04-28-2010, 09:56 PM
why not use driverpacks.net

dbdawn
04-28-2010, 10:42 PM
Does this only work on Win 7 or XP as well?

Thanks Rick for the link, I managed to download DriverForge 5 from that link

I have not had a need to use it on Win 7 yet. On Win XP it comes in mighty handy.

I have a folder on my flash drive called 'Drivers'. In that folder I have the installer and then the config file then a sub folder D. I just get the drivers from driverpack.net and then extract them all. I think that they all extract to D.

Drivers
DPINST.exe
DPInst.xml
|--> D
|--> C
|-->CPU
|-->G
|-->L
|-->M
|-->S
|-->W


The following is my DPInst.xml. IIRC I grabbed it off some website, but I cannot remember where.
<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<dpinst>

<!-- The following search and subDirectory elements direct
DPInst to search all subdirectories (under the DPInst working directory) to locate driver
packages. -->
<search>
<subDirectory>D</subDirectory>
</search>
<scanHardware/>
<!-- End of scanHardware-->
<!-- This switch configures DPInst to install unsigned drivers and driver packages that have missing files. -->
<legacyMode/>
<!-- End of legacyMode-->
<!-- This switch cdisplay a dialog box if a new driver is not a better match to a device than a driver that is currently installed on the device.
The dialog box informs a user of this situation and provides an option to replace the driver that is currently installed on the device with
the new driver.. -->
<promptIfDriverIsNotBetter/>
<!-- End of promptIfDriverIsNotBetter -->
<!--Summary of the DPInst XML Elements http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms791067(printer).aspx -->

</dpinst>

kickarse
04-30-2010, 03:56 PM
DriverForge is depreciated because I've now released DriverGeek v0.5 Beta 1

http://drop.io/wanderingit -- Just click on DriveGeek

Just click on DriverGeek for the beta download; a self extracting file. The configuration ini file gets created on first run. You must accept the EULA or type a one for ACCEPTEULA in the configuration ini file.

Test it out and let me know how it goes.

kevinjhaag
09-18-2011, 11:50 PM
How's DriverGeek coming along? I can't seem to download it any where. Do you have a download location of it?

Kevin

parker.casey
09-18-2011, 11:52 PM
DriverForge its a simple utility that will install drivers in compressed/uncompressed format automatically. Using DriverPacks compressed drivers together with DriverForge gets it done. Click Start and enjoy the automatic driver install.



NOTE: sorry I'm new to the forums and can't post links, just google it.

Why not just use SAD2 from DriverPacks.net?

glricht
09-19-2011, 02:01 AM
Why not just use SAD2 from DriverPacks.net?

I searched the DriverPacks.net website and can't find any mention of SAD2. Got a link?

TmouR
09-19-2011, 10:12 PM
I searched the DriverPacks.net website and can't find any mention of SAD2. Got a link? http://forum.driverpacks.net/viewtopic.php?id=5336

glricht
09-20-2011, 03:14 AM
http://forum.driverpacks.net/viewtopic.php?id=5336

Thanks. Got it. Now to give it a try.

parker.casey
09-20-2011, 07:28 PM
Thanks. Got it. Now to give it a try.

I've got a dual-layer DVD with SAD2 and all the driverpacks (nt 5 and 6, 32 and 64). I just put the disc in, hit enter, and it's good.