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Q: Updating notebook drivers

Should I update the 9300M GS in my notebook? Nvidia does state to use OEM drivers first, but the newest drivers available are from Nvidia's website. Seeing as I don't play too many games, should I update the card along with DirectX or leave it?

Preferred Solution: Updating notebook drivers

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Updating notebook drivers

If you don't play games just leave it, especially if notebook is working OK. That's my opinion.
Recently, I updated the ATI driver in my second lappy just to find out it doesn't work like it should and I have to roll everything back to the previous one.

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Hello everyone,
Recently, I updated my HP laptop from windows 8 to windows 8.1. I got critical message from HP Support Assistant asking to update the drivers. I went to HP website, and see all the drivers specified for my laptop. I didnt get which one I have to install. I dont want to install unnecessary things that could harm the functionality of my laptop. Anyway, I opened the device manager in my laptop and checked the update for every driver. But, this message still appears to me. Any tips that can help me? Do you know the specified drivers I have to install? Or, Do you know a specific source I can use to know the needed drivers?

A:Updating from Win8 to Win 8.1. It needs updating drivers!

There's nothing "unnecessary" about the drivers, every piece of HW needs one.

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MY notebook hasn't updated windows/or anthing else thru HP support Assistant for several months. Always says there are no updates! Don't know what happened!! I don't use this very often other than pay bills otherwise I use a tablet for most everthing else.

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Recently I have decided to update the USB 3.0 drivers on my MSI Z97 PC MATE motherboard as it turned out that they weren't installed, and because I bought a USB 3.0 memory stick. When I just got this motherboard I didn't install them as after doing so I got a BSOD and had to do a system restore. Now that I've seen that a newer version is available, I decided to update along side my BIOS and other drivers. The updates went find with no problems, and the USB 3.0 ports are working great.

However, every time I start up my PC there's like a 10 second delay before I can use anything connected to the USB ports, which is rather annoying as some of my programs rely on some of the USB devices to be connected at startup, so I have to configure them one by one manually after startup. What has also happened is that the desktop icon positions aren't saving, and nor is the position/size of windows.

I'm thinking that it may have also been something to do with the registry as I cleaned it with CCleaner (not a good idea, it broke my Chrome updates a while ago). Can anyone please help? I'm really out of options and this is really annoying me. So far I tried to make it so that all of the USB related services are run automatically on startup, I tried restoring the old registry... Perhaps there's a way to fix it? Any help is appreciated!

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Its been a while since I posted here, but here goes:

I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 notebook, it has a 1.6Ghz Pentium M Processor, 1Gig Ram. I would like to update the processor speed to 2 Ghz- how do I go about this? Is this even possible?


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Can I update bios on HP4530s notebook WIN7 64 bit orginally now has WIN10 64 bit installed? Can I upgrade bios to F.50 Rev. A?

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Turned off my hp envy notebook while it was updating and now it's dead. It will not start up at all and when I plugged it in still nothing, know light of any kind lights up. Please can you help?Thank you,Christy

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I was updating bios and it got stuck now I cannot get the windows or bios but can't get to system recovery but saying cannot refresh or restore anything or repair

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actually i try to update all my drivers because i dont use my laptop from 6 months.I update every thing From hp website and i see updating bios so i updated the bios from windows as HP put in the website.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00042629Updating was right ,My notebook still working for 2 days. I was search on internet unpluged the notebook i let it working and get out from home 2 hours and back to find it stop totally. I pluged the charger the LED is working and charging battery but notebook not working.I remove the battery press on power button 1 minuts and more, plug it with battery and with out but not working. No fan sound Nothing turn on.Just LED is working and when i press power button its Blinks for 2 second but nothing happend.Is that Motherboard damaged or ic charging? And why damaged if every thing was right ?

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I have got a program scanner that says my computer needs updates or missing drivers it is driver detective is this a true program or fake.

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I recently got around to beginning the daunting task of updating the 50-100 drivers, and I have a few questions. The only ones I haven't updated are the ones inside "System devices." Since there are are at least 20-30 of them, I'm wondering whether there is a more efficient method than double clicking each one, selecting the Driver tab, and clicking "Update driver." Also, several of them say, "...this hardware is not connected to the computer," or, "...requires further installation," or both. Does the "...this hardware is not connected to the computer" message mean that I don't have one of those, and how do I resolve the "...requires further installation" messages? I followed Microsoft's instructions, but, as usual, they didn't work.

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We need some further info before answering, Please post either the make and model of your computer if bought off the shelf, or if it was custom built we need the makes and model numbers of.
If your computer was bought off the shelf then the maker IE Dell, Hp, Acer will have support pages were you will find the drivers, if it is custom built the Motherboard maker will have support pages with the drivers, if you have a Graphics card then you would get the drivers from the maker of the card. You do not need any third party software and windows update is not always the best place to get drivers.

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Hello, I have been trying to update my graphics driver and I keep getting an error message that the driver I'm trying to update/install is not the right one and I have to go to the manufacturer website. I went to the website tried to update my driver and I keep getting the same error message. 

A:Need help updating my drivers.

Hey drea!AMD / Nvidia? Type?Sometimes, the old driver is better then the update. But, if you keep want to update.Try to go to the manufacturer website and download your latest driver for your VGA. (Make sure it's compatible with your graphic card).Then, clean uninstall your first graphic (search google how to clean uninstall). Lastly, install your downloaded driver.Hope this helps

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I need to update my graphics drivers. My system is a windows 7, on an XP computer. (we updated) Since, the OS does not match no sites will detect it. I'm an intermediate computer person, and don't know enough to install the correct graphic update myself. I have an ATI Radeon X300/x550/1050 version last updated 7/13/2009 at 8:30 PM. I'm looking for something with openGL support. (A game I play needs this.) I don't know where to find it because, all the directions are far too complicated for me to understand. Can anyone help me dumb this down some? Thanks!

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What is the make/model of the PC? Did you verify that there were graphics drivers available for it prior to the upgrade? What version of W7 did you put on?

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Another forum I go to posted this program.

I tried it and unlike all the other programs that tell you that you have 400 drivers out of date and want you to pay, this one only found 3 and immediately updated them.

Completely free.

Using IObit Driver Booster by Majorgeeks.com - MajorGeeks Support Forums

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Hi PSCO2007 You would be better off not using any auto update applications, (just my opinion) have your Windows set for updates and most programs will tell you of a new version. Only download driver updates from the manufacturers web site.

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So i used "driver detective" and it tells me that 4 drivers need to be updated...one of them was my nvidia card...i updated that myself...

the other 3 im having a really hard time trying to figure out...

one says high definition audio device...(i guess it doesnt give me alot of detail bcuz its the trial version of driver detective) i dont have a sound card...i have 6 channel onboard audio...i have a asus m3a motherboard...if that helps determine my problem any

the other two that need updated are:
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE controller

any help would be much appreciated...ive searched around for the drivers...but i dont really know what im looking for or where to look to be quite honest...

A:need help updating drivers

Hi kapitald and welcome to the forums

I don't actually recommend the use of a program such as "driver detective". Instead, I periodically check the manufacturer's website for any updates. The only drivers that I update are the graphics and audio. Links to the relevant web sites for these are given below. Please can you fill in more details on your System Specs as this will help us with any further queries that you might have in the future.

From your motherboard (Asus M3A), I have determined that you have the Realtek ALC883 audio solution, which is high-definition audio.


Since you haven't specified the actual model of your graphics card, this is the main download page from NVidia. You will need to fill in the correct details yourself.

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

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Are there any free sites to update hardware drivers?

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The Manufactures site is the best place to go...

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heya there.

Just got one short question: could anyone help me find the correct driver to update with?

I'm currently looking at my system information and I've got an ATI Radeon X1250 Graphics Card and at date it says 27.07.2007.

I really should update it, right?

so I was wondering if anyone could help me by giving me some pointers at this, I'm kind of unexperienced at such things.
I'm running on Windows Vista: Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000) 32bit.

which leads to my other question, which goes a little off-topic here.
But how can I check if I've got SP1 or not? I had it before I rolled back my computer, but did it also get removed?
I'm currently downloading both SP1 and SP2 just incase

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Hello Ladiesman,

Here's the latest driver download page for your ATI integrated Radeon X1250 chip.

ATI Catalyst Legacy Display Driver

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Hi Everyone!

This is my first post to this forum! Anyway, I 'uninstalled' Windows Vista for my friend and then reinstalled Windows XP since my friend didn't like the Vista OS. I downloaded the XP OS fine, however, after not being able to get on the internet, I looked at the Device Manager in the XP OS on his laptop. I found these 'devices' had a yellow exclamation mark beside them:

ethernet controller (listed twice)
pci device
sm bus controller
unknown device
video controller

I ran the program PC Wizard on his laptop, and this is what showed under System Summary:

Manufacturer: Seanix Technology Inc.
Mainboard: Wistron 303C
Chipset: Nvidia GeForce 8200M
Processor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM 42 @2100MgHz
Physical Memory: 2048MB
Video Card: Nvidia Corp.
Hard Disk: Toshiba 160GB
Network Card: Nvidia Corp.
Network Card: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5006

Now, my problem, is that I need to find the drivers for the above mentioned
devices, especially the ethernet and video devices, as without them, I haven't been able to get on the internet, while the screen keeps having a
'cascading' effect. I'm going to see my friend next week, and I need to have
the laptop 'fixed' so that my friend can get on the internet and also not have any problems with the video. Since my friend didn't get any 'recovery' disks when he bought the laptop, I need to be able to fix the device manager problems before I give him back the laptop! Thanks!

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Hello sashag

You must find out the make and model of the machine. Then go to the manufacturer`s site and download all the XP drivers for that particular model You are probably miising the chipset drivers too.

Search for Dell/HP (or whatever) driver downloads


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First off you'll have to bare with me because I'm not to good with all of this computer stuff OK this is what is under my Device Manager:
System Information

Time of this report: 1/14/2012, 17:03:35
Machine name: TRICIA-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
System Model: Satellite L505D
BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 1.10
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) II Dual-Core Mobile M500 (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3836MB RAM
Page File: 2071MB used, 5599MB available
Windows Dir: C:\windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x9712)
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Enter the complete model number here and you can check to see if there's a newer driver.

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Hi there, i have absolutly no experience with drivers and the last time they were updated was back in 2003, it's a Intel 82865G, if someone could just send me the link to download it that would be great. Also it only has 64.0 mem so if i update it will that increase the memory?

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if you goto the intel website you can download all drivers from there,
and yes you need to upgrade your memory

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I ran DriverScanner (from Uniblue - PowerSuite) and it said I need 4 driver updates:
Printer Port Logical Interface
Easy Internet Keyboard
Canon MX700 Series printer
NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller

Then I ran a complete scan at PCpitstop and it said I needed 2 driver updates that were completely different:
Realteck HiDef Audio
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS

How am I supposed to know which drivers REALLY need updating?

A:How do I know which Drivers need updating?

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

If your computer has been working properly, I would suggest leaving it as is since the drivers have been doing what they were intended to. If you are suddenly experiencing problems with old drivers you should reinstall them. Usually, the only time that you need to update drivers is if they fail to perform with new hardware.

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updating vid card drivers, i meet all requirmnts except they said i need 256mb ram, i only have 190mb of phycl ram... can i factor in my virtual memry or is that a bad idea? i know i need to install more ram, thanks for ur help

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You should be fine....can you post your link to the driver to double check?

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Should one worry about updating Audio/Video drivers as their computer gets older?Ive had mine a few years with no updates at all.

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If you are not experiencing display or sound problems, and do not play intensely graphic games, you can probably not worry about updating your drivers. If, on the other hand, you have never updated your drivers, it would be a good idea to do so, as well as to save them to disk in case of later computer problems.

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RAS Async adapter when i try to update it says....(See Attached Picture)
also the same with Driver WAN Miniport (IP)
Has anyone else had this problem i use Vista HP on a Toshiba Equium

Has anyone got a solution?

Thanks Roddaz

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Have you tried manually installing the driver

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I want to update my drivers. I have a program that tells me what drivers need to be updated ( i think the program was drivermax or something online. Anyways i am a little scared that if i do update a driver like lets say a graphic driver or those net work driver << and if i do a network driver update -- i dont my internet gone.. what is you guys experience in this .. anyone update their drivers--- i have windows 7 home premuim

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I recommend going to the manufacturers website for the hardware
you want to update drivers on.
That way you always get the latest.
If the computer manufacturer doesn't have updates (factory computer like a dell),
Then you can check sites like graphics manufacturers for the latest.
You shouldn't lose your network unless you get the wrong driver.
If your computer is custom built,always go to the manufacturers site
of the hardware for driver updates.
I never use those all in one programs like drivermax.

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Do I need to "update" drivers? I see "partners" of windows saying I have 15 out dated drivers that need updating and I should install their software..or whatever it is..to update. Obviously I'm a newby at all this. Should I? And if not..is there some other action I should be taking? TYIA

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If you do not have it installed yet, I wonder, how it can tell, you have outdated drivers, sounds like a scam.
Even if you use a software for checking drivers, it is better to find the download yourself from a trusted source.

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How often should one update drivers on a windows machine? I have an emachines desktop model T5212. Where would I find updates to these?

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If it ain't broke, don't fix itGenerally, if you're having problems or installing an application or program that needs them or an updated driver might have an improvement that you want. EMachines should have them on their support or you can download a program like SIW That will give you the name and information on the internals. Then you can go to each individual site and download themMark

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I want to update my video card drivers on my ATI Radeon 9800XT to the Catalyst 5.11s (not the 5.12s because there is a known issue with one game and those drivers). How can I go about doing so? I'm looking for a step by step tried-and-true method of doing this. Instructions on ATI's site have been different from instructions on other forums, so I'm kinda confused.

I am aware that the first thing I need to do is install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 from Windows Update. Then I should reboot my computer I assume?

Then I guess I download the 5.11s and safe the .exe to my desktop? I understand that I need to remove the old drivers, first from Add/Remove Programs. Do I remove all of the ATI entries? Can this be done in normal mode or must this be done in Safe Mode?

Once I remove the drivers from the Control Panel, do I restart my computer then or should I run something like DriverCleaner? Again, should this be done in normal mode or safe mode? ATI had instructions to remove entries from the registry and delete all ATI referenced folders on the hard drive. Do I have to do this or does Driver Cleaner take care of it for me? I have also been told I have to delete my video card entries under the Device Manager, but I'm not so sure about that. It doesn't seem necessary does it?

After I reboot my computer, I'm sure the "Windows has detected new hardware" box will come up. ATI tells me to let it do that, but some other sites say I should X out o... Read more

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Help. I am trying to update the drivers on a satellite controller. When the controller is connected to my laptop, it says unknown device. I click on update drivers and after unzipping the folder, I click on ftdiport.inf . I believe this to be the correct file. It then says there is an error 10.
What else can I try?

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I remember someone saying they downloaded the file , then put it on a USB drive then plugged it in their satellite box and updated it that way.

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As the title suggests. I am having updating my old chipset graphics card ATI Raedon 3200 HD because my DEP keeps on blocking my Catalyst Control Center to actually update my drivers. I download the new Catalyst Control Center from the correct site and then when its done downloading DEP crashes it instantly.

I've read some things online, but I would rather not go about disabling my DEP completely, just make it so it unblocks my Catalyst Control center.

I run 64 bit Vista.

Thanks, Jeremiah

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Try the solution here (Download the full ATI driver package): -

the DEP keeps blocking my graphics software (CCC) application

Drivers: -

AMD Graphics Drivers & Software

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Please can anyone tell me why Catalyst Control Center isn't appearing in Catalyst Install Manager? I have uninstalled all ATI stuff from my laptop and CCC simply won't appear, I have been having this Driver problems for months and my blood is really boiling right now so I apologize if I happen to be rude.

Also, when installing the Display Driver, my screen resolution will ALWAYS get ruined and becomes stretched and messed up. And I am having problems with Battlefield 3, where my terrain becomes black and just a bunch of random boxes, similar to this - Battlefield 3 graphics problem (black ground) (Solved) - YouTube but I'm trying to install Catalyst bullshit and leads to my first question.

Is the install manager supposed not to have CCC? This shit is really giving me a headache.

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The answer is at the bottom of the screenshot you posted --- CCC has been renamed AMD Vision Engine Control Center.

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I want to update my graphics card driver but am a bit unsure of the best way to do it and how to restore the one i am using at the moment if it all goes wrong. Card is Nvidia G-force 2mx. Been to Nvidia and looks like Version: 56.64 is the one I need. Started reading all the info and got a bit put off trying. I guess it must be simpler than it sounds on their site.

Any help welcome Thanks

Win 98se, AMD Duron 750, 64MB Ram

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I have an acer laptop pre installed with win 7 which ive had for nearly a year.Ive never updated any drivers even though ive checked in device manager its never found any updates.I also have acer updater which again has never come up with any updates.
I was just reading through some posts on here and have found updates for realtek hd audio driver and many others.Why is it device manager doesnt find these updates and is it just best to manually visit the sites and check for updates yourself.Or is there another way to check.Also which driver updates are most important i presume my graphics card must be well outdated by now
Any help much appreciated thankyou

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If you don't have Windows 7 updater latest release installed (came out just after W7 was released) and allow it to search for third party updates you won't be advised of updates. Go to Asus Downloads and Updates section and check for updates by your particular model and OS and I'm guessing you will find updates. Your device manager would find an update if it were in a directory on your PC but I find it is usually not intuitive enough to find one on the web.

You may also wish to think about the mantra "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", updated drivers can be a good thing but not always. Loads of OEM's actually work with the industry folks and have dedicated drivers for their components and Asus is no exception to this so it would be in your best interest to check there first especially with a laptop.

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Having a problem with a tick tock sound from my Dell OptiPlex G1. I was advised to updated my comm driver but I am now at a stalemate. I tried the Dell website but they don't have my modem listed. I totally getting confused!!

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I want to update my drivers. I already have all the latest drivers from the HP support page for my computer, but I think a few of them may be out of date. Problem is that I cannot find the exact model number of my installed hardware. For example, my Intel display chip just lists as "Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family", which isn't helpful at all.

Is there some program i can download that will tell me the exact hardware models I have, etc?

A:Updating drivers

Here you have the direct link for the download center:


That's your Chipset.

You could also check the manufacturer's website, let's say you have a Realtek HD Audio Card. instead of downloading it from the HP website, go to the Realtek website. of course this is just an example

Check the manufacturers of your PC's devices. and then do some research although most likely you have all your drivers updated (if you have installed the latest from your OEM's website)


Audio: IDT High Definition (need to download from HP's Website)
Video: Intel, from the link above. AMD from here AMD Graphics Drivers & Software
Touchpad: Drivers | Synaptics
Network: Atheros: (unofficial) ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (need to search your model), realtek LAN: Realtek, Intel pro: intel download center (above)
Storage: Realtek Card Reader: the same link i posted above (Realtek)

That'd be it. the other devices, download them from HP.

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I need to update all my drivers. I have tried to do it the traditional way through the control panel but my drivers claim to not need updating. Is there another fix?

I would prefer not to download driver update software that requires me to pay them for updating my drivers.

Thanks in advance.


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Quote: Originally Posted by AdamWeise

I need to update all my drivers. I have tried to do it the traditional way through the control panel but my drivers claim to not need updating. Is there another fix?

I would prefer not to download driver update software that requires me to pay them for updating my drivers.

Thanks in advance.


Hi Adam and welcome

why do you need to update "all" your drivers? Is something not working?

Ken J+

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Recently bought a refurbished laptop Its a HP pavilion G7 Notebook PC.
I've attached system specs for information on to update all drivers.

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HP Pavilion g7-1100 Notebook PC series

HP Pavilion g7-2100 Notebook PC series

HP Pavilion g7-2200 Notebook PC series

HP Pavilion g7-2000 Notebook PC series

HP Pavilion g7-1200 Notebook PC series

HP Pavilion g7-1000 Notebook PC series

HP Pavilion g7-1300 Notebook PC series

HP Pavilion g7-2300 Notebook PC series

which of this is your G7 notebook series?

i guess you can find it under your laptop near the battery.

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I have a Compaq Presario 7477 64MB, around 2 years old. I`d like to download and install the latest drivers for the onboard Trident graphics card and Essaudio sound card. I`ve found the Compaq site with the updates on, but here`s what`s worrying me. Could the updated drivers screw things up, and how can I insure against this?

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If the new drivers mess up, install the old ones again. They will more than likely be fine if they are on Compaq's site.

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Do I need to "update" drivers? I see "partners" of windows saying I have 15 out dated drivers that need updating and I should install their software..or whatever it is..to update. Obviously I'm a newby at all this. Should I? And if not..is there some other action I should be taking? TYIA

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If you do not have it installed yet, I wonder, how it can tell, you have outdated drivers, sounds like a scam.
Even if you use a software for checking drivers, it is better to find the download yourself from a trusted source.

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I ran a scan that showed that I need to update 5 drivers 1 Realtek Hi Def,
4 nvidia drivers what is the easiest way to do it and should I just wait till the Windows 7 comes out in a couple days?

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well, the easiest (in the short term, at least) way is to let windows update do it for you.

however, lots of people have reported problems with windows updating their drivers, so i always prefer to go straight to the manufacturers' websites, do a quick search for my particular product, and get drivers straight from the horse's mouth, as it were.

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Hi All,
I want to upgrade my graphic card drivers, in the hope of eventually installing Vista. I've had a look at Bleeping Computer's very informative tutorial, however, it doesn't say whether you have to uninstall the old drivers. I would be very grateful for any advice.
Thanks in advance.

A:Updating Drivers

I'm no expert, but upgrading drivers to function with Vista might mean that your current OS would not function properly.

Orange Blossom

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How do I update my drivers. THe one in question specifically is my graphics card as whe nI ply flight simulator the graphics are a bit flickery. I don';t know the manufacturer as it is all packard bell and came s a package. Can anyone give me thr website address for the packard bell drivers?

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Download and Run this app.It will tell you whats under the hood of your PC.

Tell us what your video card is.

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I currently have 2 GeForce 7800GTX's running in SLI mode under Win XP. I am using driver version 81.95. I tried to update the drivers to the latest version 91.31. First I uninstalled the driver via Add/Remove programs. Then rebooted. Upon Windows starting, I got the "found new hardware" message. But instead of saying it had found the 7800's, it said it found VGA adapter?? Why weren't my 7800's found. Also, when I looked in device manager, there wasn't a listing for display adapter and my IDE adapters had yellow exclamation marks next to them. So I "system restored" back and am now waiting to see what to do. What is the proper way to update drivers for both video cards so that I can still run in SLI mode?

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Hi, I don't know much about this kind of think at all. I was told that updating my drivers might help a game run faster. Here is what I read:

"Make sure you update all your drivers. This is important for those slackers who only want to play and don't bother to update your drivers. There are essentially 3 types of drivers to update. Motherboard / Chipset drivers, video card drivers, sound drivers. For those of you who changed your video card from Nvidia to Ati vice versa, you might want to use a driver cleaner to clear out the old files. These drivers, driver cleaners etc could be found at http://downloads.guru3d.com/ or if you're using ATI cards, some people found http://www.omegadrivers.net/ to be good for them. "

The problem is that I am completely confused. I don't know how to navigate those websites. I don't even know what kind of drivers I had. I remember trying to do this by myself years ago, and I nearly broke my computer. Please help.

A:Need help updating drivers

You first need to know what hardware you are downloading drivers for and the manufacturer's web sites are the best source. Download Everest and you can get a start from there by identifying your hardware and chipsets.


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Hi everyone,

my question is I want to update my existing drivers on my laptop. I have a free one called "slim drivers"
ive also got one that I have tried which I would need to pay for which is uniblue ""driverscanner".

The free one says im upto date with them yet the other says there out of date.

Any help would be grateful, Thanks.



A:Updating drivers

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I need to update these drivers but i dont know how could someone tell me? thanks
NCREMOTEPCI.SYS 0x96726000 0x96729180 0x00003180 0x4505cb6a 9/11/2006 16:47:38
UsbFltr.sys 0x8dd30000 0x8dd32580 0x00002580 0x461a0c69 4/9/2007 05:50:33
RTKVHDA.sys 0x81e05000 0x81ff95c0 0x001f45c0 0x47987129 1/24/2008 07:06:17
atinavrr.sys 0x9662b000 0x966f1a80 0x000c6a80 0x482b8ebc 5/14/2008 21:15:40
bcim.sys 0x972b2000 0x972e9500 0x00037500 0x483d097f 5/28/2008 03:27:59
000.fcl 0xa26d2000 0xa26fe000 0x0002c000 0x48dcdf70 9/26/2008 09:11:12
e1e6032.sys 0x92b6d000 0x92ba5000 0x00038000 0x49c9236b 3/24/2009 14:16:11
spldr.sys 0x8c5f0000 0x8c5f8000 0x00008000 0x4a084ebb 5/11/2009 12:13:47
GEARAspiWDM.sys 0x972ac000 0x972b1280 0x00005280 0x4a1151b5 5/18/2009 08:16:53
amdxata.sys 0x8bee4000 0x8beed000 0x00009000 0x4a12f30f 5/19/2009 13:57:35

A:Help Updating Drivers

Here are the general guidelines. Any questions or problems, just ask.

How to Find Drivers
search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone - will help you search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- - if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.
- The most common drivers are listed on this page: http://www.carrona.org/dvrref.html
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: http://www.carrona.org/drvrdown.html
To remove any left over driver remnants, especially from graphics cards, use driver sweeper
You can also locate information about your driver using this information
Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices

You can ignore MS drivers such as

Looks like you had a BSOD

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