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    This topic contains 5 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  satrow 3 weeks, 3 days ago.

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    • #2110870 Reply

      WSTheDrJazz
      AskWoody Plus

      Can anyone recommend both a Freeware and a paid version of any excellent Driver Update tools?

      Thank you.

    • #2110928 Reply

      joep517
      AskWoody MVP

      IMO, these driver update tools are snake oil. You are better off using a tool from your PC vendor if you use one such as Dell or HP. Or check at the peripheral or component OEM site for updates.

      --Joe

    • #2111031 Reply

      Bundaburra
      AskWoody Plus

      You can use the free version of Driver Easy to scan your system and tell you which drivers it thinks are out of date or have new versions.  But take it no further;  then go to the manufacturer’s web site for each listed driver to see if there really is a new version available.

      Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 1909

    • #2111032 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      What is your PC and how old is it? Older machines may not have updates.

      cheers, Paul

    • #2111034 Reply

      anonymous

      Unless you are having crashes, or are a gamer seeking better performance with a graphics driver, I would try to avoid updating drivers even if you are able to find them.

    • #2111132 Reply

      satrow
      AskWoody MVP

      A good option would be driverscloud.com, where you can scan your PC then view/share full details, access suggested driver updates and a lot more.

      You can save your detection online and link it to a trusted helper, use the details supplied to get second opinions from your favourite help site or download the drivers directly.

      It’s worth a look, even for advanced/expert users.

      driverscloud

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