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    Does anyone know of a good utility for searching & updating drivers? What about sites? I have a utility called WinDriversBackUp, but it doesn't seem like the updated version is free. There is also a site called Drivers Headquarters. Has anyone had experience with them? Thanks.

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    Re: Drivers

    Since WinDriversBackUp went shareware, I have heard good reports on the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware WinRet. Not as simple, but offers more features.

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    Re: Drivers

    Phil,
    I have used Driver HQ a few times and found it helpful but since it appears that a lot, if not all, input is from users, there is no guarantee that you are getting the right driver or the most current one.
    A little careful reading and some luck is required here.
    The same for the other site mentioned.
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    Re: Drivers

    Alan,

    Winret is still in Beta at the download site, don't know what version of Beta.
    Will give it a shot though.
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    Re: Drivers

    Hi Alan & Bob:
    Sorry for taking so long to respond, but lately I've only been checking the WinXP board <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> & trying to get familiar with that. Thanks for the information. I used the old version of Driver Detective 2.0 & also WinDriversBackup. I did registry at Driver's Hq, but will treat it's advice with care. The one driver that I downloaded for my old mouse won't install on WinXP. Seems that I'll have to get more modern. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    I looked at WinRet that you mentioned Alan, & they have an alpha & beta version. Their Help page says that driver restore works in Windows 98 & ME, although I could be reading it incorrectly. It may say that it reinstalls drivers only when there is no current driver in Win98 & ME. Oh, well. I think it's more complex than I need.
    Thanks again guys,

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