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Old 09-17-2011, 08:21 PM
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Is there any real free software that will scan your drivers and upgrade or they all scams
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:48 PM
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Welcome to the forums, as I sure many will reiterate as I'm about to please use the search function before asking questions that have already been posted, numerous times.

Driver Genius 2010/11 is what I use....
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:39 AM
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Device Doctor, its free: http://www.devicedoctor.com
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:13 AM
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What a great question, I don't give a rats if the question has been asked a thousand times before, unlike some others on these forums. Please give DriverIdentifier a try http://www.driveridentifier.com/
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:43 AM
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Another 2 you can use, are driver genius, and driver agent.
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:14 PM
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I use Device doctor, as mentioned, but be aware that there does seem to be a difference between the portable and installable versions (the installable seems to have a bit more, although the site doesn't say squat about it).
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Please give DriverIdentifier a try http://www.driveridentifier.com/
Antivir alerts on http://www.driveridentifier.com/file...fier_setup.exe as malware, for me. However, WOT gives no warning about the site being a risk, so IDK.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:52 PM
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Need it too, thanks for mentioning these driver updater too guys..
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:04 PM
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I've been shopping around for a device driver updater. So far I like Device Doctor. Let us know what you end up using. TTYL.
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I don't really like updating all drivers automatically since some updates cause problems. These apps are handy for finding missing drivers though.

I don't find Device Doctor to do a particularly great job.

If it's a new install and I need to find drivers then I like using driver packs + Driver Forge. DF can be run automatically and silently. Run it, and 10 mins later all missing drivers have been installed. No need for internet access either since you store the driverpacks on a drive.
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