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Thread: Updating drivers- fastest way?

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    I have been meaning to ask if there is a better way to update drivers on my computer.

    Is there a way to get them all done quickly? Or do I need to go through them 1 at a time and check them to see if they need updated?

    I have just done a fresh install on another computer and would like to save time if possible

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    asmithz's Avatar Hi-Definition
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    Windows Update?

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    That's it?

    For some reason I thought that was all separate

    Thanks, wish I had thought to ask before. Would've saved me lots of wasted time
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    windows update does not install (latest) drivers for your videocard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by {I}{K}{E}
    windows update does not install (latest) drivers for your videocard.
    Does it handle everything else? Or at least most?
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    not all hardware. my soundcard doesnt work without drivers on winXP.

    you dont need much drivers after a new install of winXP

    videocard
    soundcard
    printer

    what else?

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    I don't know.... That's why I waste so much time when i do these things

    Thanks for saving me some time in the future

    I'll ghost it when I'm done, and that'll be that.
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    USB2.0 drivers
    scanner or any other things like that you may have (joystick, digicamera, etc.)

    Best is to install what you know you need, then just go into device manager and find if anything has a ? or a ! next to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by {I}{K}{E}
    windows update does not install (latest) drivers for your videocard.

    Your right it actualiy gives me older generic drivers with my ATI 9700 PRO . The best is useally the manufacturers website. When I do a reinstall I always use my mobo cd drivers then go from there.
    Last edited by peat moss; 07-31-2005 at 03:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by {I}{K}{E}
    not all hardware. my soundcard doesnt work without drivers on winXP.

    you dont need much drivers after a new install of winXP

    videocard
    soundcard
    printer

    what else?
    video card is all i care about updating, and yea Windows Update rarly does it right. :-/

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