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any free driver update software

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is there any free software like drivermax ? ....this helps to keep track of driver update.

there are lots of matches in google but i would like to know the recommended one. ...please suggest.

thanks

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If you've got a branded PC (i.e. Dell, Toshiba etc) they usually have drivers for your exact model on their website. Some even have update software built in (i.e. HP, Sony etc).

Using driver update software isn't really recommended, they don't usually work.

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If you've got a branded PC (i.e. Dell, Toshiba etc) they usually have drivers for your exact model on their website. Some even have update software built in (i.e. HP, Sony etc).

Using driver update software isn't really recommended, they don't usually work.

I know . but using driver update software is very much handy and keeps track of latest driver updates.

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Its your computer, and if you want to take the risk using these types of programs its your call, but the safest way is to download them from the vendors website, and its free to boot...

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File Hippo is a good spot.....

http://www.filehippo.com/

Thats what I use to check systems.....

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Be very careful. Most of those "helpful" apps are just scams or spyware.

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I wouldn't waste my time. Most of these are going to be complete crap / scams.

Also, Windows update (in windows 7) does this out of the box.

I would trust the FileHippo updater, but I don't know if that covers drivers or not.

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Be very careful. Most of those "helpful" apps are just scams or spyware.

I wouldn't waste my time. Most of these are going to be complete crap / scams.

Also, Windows update (in windows 7) does this out of the box.

I would trust the FileHippo updater, but I don't know if that covers drivers or not.

You were right to be cautious about such software. However, DriverEasy is a real product, not a scam.

http://www.softpedia.com/progClean/DriverEasy-Clean-149695.html

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What the heck are you doing?

I would be vary weary of using one of these. Most driver updates come through Windows Update nowadays, or if not, can be easily obtained through a website.

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I use Driver Detective from http://www.driverhq.com

Back when I bought, they'd just launched and were selling keys for a lifetime to home users and for upto 10 pc's.

They're a dependable service.

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While I'm glad that Neowin was able to help you with a piece of software, this thread is now 4 years old.

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