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Oct
2009



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I have already written on how to update and download your Windows 7 drivers. However, this free utility is going to take everything to the next level! You know how difficult and bothering to update your Windows drivers is. You have to browse through websites looking for the right drivers and sometimes, since there are so many files to choose, you end up picking the wrong one! Let’s see how you can make the whole updating procedure easier than ever!

Device Doctor is a simple software able to do something which, most of the time, gives up big headaches. As a matter of fact, it updates our drivers in a very easy way and without any hassle. The way it works is rather simple. It scans your computer looking for out dated drivers and, right after that, it starts downloading them from its database. “Just click on ‘Begin Scan’ to detect your hardware; Device Doctor queries our manufacturer driver database and immediately fetches the correct driver files for your computer.” Here is a list of its most important features:

  • Its database has around drivers for 13 millions devices!
  • Almost all major hardware device and computer manufacturers are included.
  • Provide the name of “unknown devices”.
  • Can be used offline.
  • It is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (64-bit or 32-bit).

If you want to know more, click here. If you want to download the software, click here.




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One Comment to “How to update Windows drivers efficently”

  1. tblount Says:

    There is still work to be done. There are several of these programs but they all depend on the vendor’s install software. However in a rush to make the Windows 7 driver updates available I have seen these installations leave the new drivers in the repository folder… rather than copying them over to the \system32\drivers folder where they will actually be used.

    One way I have found these incomplete installs is because the old drivers don’t work correctly and they leave an error log in the Administrator”s log… under Event Viewer. When it says that something.sys caused an error at bootup, I search the entire windows folder for something.sys and find two versions… one older and they have different file sizes.

    Another way to find uninstalled drivers that are just left laying around is to go to the device manager and .. for example click on the Sound Card driver and click Update…. tell it to look in \windows It may come back saying it found and installed a newer driver. Usually there are only a few devices that really need the latest drivers… ie. sound, video, network… or high end gaming devices.


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