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    I've just discovered this tool and I want to know if anyone else has heard of it and/or used it. I know of third-party programs that perform the same function for programs other than Windows drivers, that have proved to be less than accurate.

    I went through Device Manager and selected Update Driver, but no updates were found. I decided to ask before I got myself in trouble.

    I'd appreciate your help.

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    What driver are you trying to fix?
    What is the problem you are trying to solve?

    It is generally best to leave drivers alone unless you have a specific problem that is resolved by the update.

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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    [quote name='DaveA' post='789332' date='17-Aug-2009 12:00']If it ain't broke, don't fix it![/quote]

    I hear that quote so often I hear it in my sleep. Nothings broken, just wanted to keep the drivers current like we do with Windows Update.

    Thanks Dave and Stuart for your advice. I've decided NOT to use that program.


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    This seems like contradictory advice, but it is based on comparing the risks to the benefits.

    You have to use Windows Update, because there are many security updates and if you don't install them then someone WILL take over your PC and put all sorts of nasty stuff on there. This is not just a risk, it is an almost certain outcome if you don't keep your patches up to date. There is a small risk that Windows Update will cause problems on your PC, but the benefit of protecting yourself from the hackers is much greater than the risk.

    Most driver updates are to support new variants of the hardware, or to fix specific issues. They rarely provide any benefits if you don't have the problems that they fix. Driver updates often cause problems with older hardware that was working perfectly before the upgrade, and represented no risk to you at all. So in this case we have a significant risk, and very little benefit.

    So it is just a balance of risk v benefit. In one case you take a small risk to prevent something that is bound to happen, in the other case the risk is larger, and there is no benefit.

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    So true and very nicely put.


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