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Keith Taylor
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      02-20-2004
Q1. How can I find out what driver's I have for (Video / Sound etc.)?

Q2. How can I tell if these driver's are up to date?

I run Window XP Home Edition.



 
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why?
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      02-20-2004

On Fri, 20 Feb 2004 23:27:59 +0000 (UTC), Keith Taylor wrote:

>Q1. How can I find out what driver's I have for (Video / Sound etc.)?


See several recent posts, mentioning diagnostics and reports.

aida32
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IIRC there are some websites that scan your system for drivers and most
likely notify you of changes.

Search here,
http://groups.google.com/groups?grou...pport.helpdesk

>Q2. How can I tell if these driver's are up to date?


Compare reported version against the version the manufacturer has
listed.

>I run Window XP Home Edition.


Somebody had to.

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      02-20-2004
On Fri, 20 Feb 2004 23:27:59 +0000 (UTC), "Keith Taylor" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Q1. How can I find out what driver's I have for (Video / Sound etc.)?

Device Manager
Right click the My Computer icon and choose Properties.
Click the Hardware tab and then click the device manager button.
Expand the categories on the to show the devices.
Right click a device and choose Properties.
Click the Driver tab.

>
>Q2. How can I tell if these driver's are up to date?

Windows Update or the device manufacturer's website.

>I run Window XP Home Edition.


 
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      02-20-2004
On Fri, 20 Feb 2004 23:38:38 GMT, why? <fgrirp*sgc@VAINY!Qznq.fpvragvfg.pbz> wrote:

>
>On Fri, 20 Feb 2004 23:27:59 +0000 (UTC), Keith Taylor wrote:
>
>>Q1. How can I find out what driver's I have for (Video / Sound etc.)?

>
>See several recent posts, mentioning diagnostics and reports.
>
>aida32
>belarc advisor
>
>IIRC there are some websites that scan your system for drivers and most
>likely notify you of changes.
>
>Search here,
>http://groups.google.com/groups?grou...pport.helpdesk
>
>>Q2. How can I tell if these driver's are up to date?

>
>Compare reported version against the version the manufacturer has
>listed.
>
>>I run Window XP Home Edition.

>
>Somebody had to.


LOL


 
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anon
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      02-21-2004
Drivers from Winupdate are likely to be generic, and thus not specific to yr
hardware, you could lose functionality by installing them.


<Harrison> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> On Fri, 20 Feb 2004 23:27:59 +0000 (UTC), "Keith Taylor"

<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> >Q1. How can I find out what driver's I have for (Video / Sound etc.)?

> Device Manager
> Right click the My Computer icon and choose Properties.
> Click the Hardware tab and then click the device manager button.
> Expand the categories on the to show the devices.
> Right click a device and choose Properties.
> Click the Driver tab.
>
> >
> >Q2. How can I tell if these driver's are up to date?

> Windows Update or the device manufacturer's website.
>
> >I run Window XP Home Edition.

>



 
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Harrison
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      02-21-2004
Horsefeathers.

On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 00:14:22 -0000, "anon" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Drivers from Winupdate are likely to be generic, and thus not specific to yr
>hardware, you could lose functionality by installing them.
>
>
><Harrison> wrote in message
>news:(E-Mail Removed).. .
>> On Fri, 20 Feb 2004 23:27:59 +0000 (UTC), "Keith Taylor"

><(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>
>> >Q1. How can I find out what driver's I have for (Video / Sound etc.)?

>> Device Manager
>> Right click the My Computer icon and choose Properties.
>> Click the Hardware tab and then click the device manager button.
>> Expand the categories on the to show the devices.
>> Right click a device and choose Properties.
>> Click the Driver tab.
>>
>> >
>> >Q2. How can I tell if these driver's are up to date?

>> Windows Update or the device manufacturer's website.
>>
>> >I run Window XP Home Edition.

>>

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anon
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      02-23-2004
Fraid yr mistaken, eg An Ausus, Nvidea chip, graphic card has different
drivers to the Winupdate driver. The Winupdate driver will be the reference
Nvidea driver which is not necessarily the same as supplied by the hardware
manu.
A hardware manu. whilst using another's chipset, frequently modify the
driver, to be specific to their hardware. - this isn't specific to Nvidea
but is common to all hardware.
David

<Harrison> wrote in message
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> Horsefeathers.
>
> On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 00:14:22 -0000, "anon" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> >Drivers from Winupdate are likely to be generic, and thus not specific to

yr
> >hardware, you could lose functionality by installing them.
> >
> >
> ><Harrison> wrote in message
> >news:(E-Mail Removed).. .
> >> On Fri, 20 Feb 2004 23:27:59 +0000 (UTC), "Keith Taylor"

> ><(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> >>
> >> >Q1. How can I find out what driver's I have for (Video / Sound

etc.)?
> >> Device Manager
> >> Right click the My Computer icon and choose Properties.
> >> Click the Hardware tab and then click the device manager button.
> >> Expand the categories on the to show the devices.
> >> Right click a device and choose Properties.
> >> Click the Driver tab.
> >>
> >> >
> >> >Q2. How can I tell if these driver's are up to date?
> >> Windows Update or the device manufacturer's website.
> >>
> >> >I run Window XP Home Edition.
> >>

> >

>



 
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