Windows 10: Driver Update utilities?

Discus and support Driver Update utilities? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; There are numbers of driver scanning and updating software to download in the Internet, like this: Free Driver Scanner | Windows Driver Update and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by pirix, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. pirix Win User

    Driver Update utilities?

    pirix, Feb 6, 2016
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  2. Unable to access a web site after update windows 10

    Hi.

    Yesterday a web site i have used for years was blocked/unable to connect.

    Using mobile broadband from EE at work for a laptop. Site available using home broadband and if phone using the mobile broadband.

    Only thing that had changed on my laptop was a update the previous day.

    Restored to pre update,all ok.

    Its only a car auction site ,nothing dodgy.

    Why?????

    Thanks Andy
     
    Cobra driver, Feb 6, 2016
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  3. Win10 BAD_POOL_HEADER crash

    Turns out the Dlink USB wifi adapter is what causing the bad pool header BSODs. Strange as I've been using it for the past year under Windows 10 without prior issues. Now when it's unplugged the computer runs fine with no BSODs, plugged in and it BSOD several
    times.

    As it has no win10 drivers, I may have to buy a new wifi adapter.
     
    lorry-driver, Feb 6, 2016
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  4. Driver Update utilities?

    I have never found a reliable driver updater, but this one came pretty close: Driver Talent
     
    TairikuOkami, Feb 6, 2016
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  5. WHS
    whs Win User
    I don't believe in these programs. They alert you each time there is a change in the driver - 90% of the time it does not relate to you like an update for the Hungarian language pack.
     
  6. I use Auslogic Driver Updater not free but have used it for about 2 years.
    Runs in the background
    Alerts you when driver out of date or new version
    Once you ok it
    Installs no problem
    Once done just need a restart to finish off
     
    hTconeM9user, Feb 6, 2016
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  7. davidhk Win User
    I agree. It's good enough for me.
     
    davidhk, Feb 6, 2016
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  8. stormy13 Win User

    Driver Update utilities?

    Most are nothing more than snake-oil. Any that charge for a driver download are to be avoided at all cost as they are one of the biggest scams going. Won't go quite so far with one's that are a one time payment, but you are still throwing money away for something that can be had free.

    Easiest method of obtaining driver updates is to know what hardware you have and go to the manufacturer's website, and keep the link in your favorites/bookmarks.

    As far as updating drivers goes, the only driver(s) that should be updated on a properly working system are video and possibly sound drivers(certain keyboard and mouse drivers as well), and those are easily and freely available from the video card manufacturer's website. And even then they only really need to be updated if there is a fix/profile for a new game or any possible issue you may be having.
     
    stormy13, Feb 6, 2016
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  9. WHS
    whs Win User
    I go by the principle - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I have never in my life updated a driver. And I run 7 PCs (in 3 locations).
     
  10. dalchina New Member
    The only time to use one of these is if you really can't find a driver for sthg. Sometimes they are useful then. E.g. Drivermax found me my missing coprocessor driver for my 6 year old laptop with clean installed 64 bit Win 10 (no support from HP).

    Win 10 is supposed to look after your drivers for you.... at least, that's the idea... (until it doesn't work out)
     
    dalchina, Apr 5, 2018
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