Best free automatic driver updater

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  1. summertime3

    summertime3 Registered Member

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    I'm looking for a free automatic driver updater. I would like to install one that searches my pc, automatically locates which drivers need an update, then find and install. I'm asking for a lot, but I know nothing about drivers.

    I ran a search and came up with a few free driver updaters, but was unsure which are good. I downloaded Driver Detective but when reading their Agreement, I found that the software was available only for an evaluation period. It looks like really good software, but I'd rather not pay for one. Thanks for your input. :)
     
  2. MICRO

    MICRO Registered Member

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    One of the guys here at Wilders (Ako) posted a superb list of Freeware and included a page link to a guy who looks to have researched for Driver
    updaters - He came up with several possibles but the best of them was the
    one to which you refer, not free.

    The last one on his list is the Freeware DriverMax,

    http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives...king-xp-drivers-after-downgrading-from-vista/


    Ako's list;

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=249469&highlight=SAFE USB FLASH DRIVE

    This has other possibles,

    http://www.fileguru.com/apps/freeware_driver_update
     
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  3. bgoodman4

    bgoodman4 Registered Member

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    I too was trying to find a free one and was not pleased with what I was able to find. I bought Driver Detective and found it to be a poor choice, then I picked up a copy of Driver Checker and its been great. The problem with Driver Detective was that it would say that drivers x and y had been updated but the next time I ran a scan it told me that the drivers were in need of an update. It did not matter how many times I tried to get the update done Driver Detective failed to deliver. Driver Checker on the other hand has worked beautifully so I am recommending it (not freeware though).
     
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