Driver Updates

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Keith Taylor, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. Keith Taylor

    Keith Taylor Guest

    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.
     
    Keith Taylor, Feb 20, 2004
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  2. Keith Taylor

    why? Guest

    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?group=24hoursupport.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.

    Me
     
    why?, Feb 20, 2004
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  3. Keith Taylor

    Harrison Guest

    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.)?

    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.
     
    Harrison, Feb 20, 2004
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  4. Keith Taylor

    Harrison Guest

    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?group=24hoursupport.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
     
    Harrison, Feb 20, 2004
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  5. Keith Taylor

    anon Guest

    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:...
    > 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.)?

    > 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.

    >
     
    anon, Feb 21, 2004
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  6. Keith Taylor

    Harrison Guest

    Horsefeathers.

    On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 00:14:22 -0000, "anon" <> 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:...
    >> 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.)?

    >> 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.

    >>

    >
     
    Harrison, Feb 21, 2004
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  7. Keith Taylor

    anon Guest

    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
    news:...
    > Horsefeathers.
    >
    > On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 00:14:22 -0000, "anon" <> 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:...
    > >> 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.)?
    > >> 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.
    > >>

    > >

    >
     
    anon, Feb 23, 2004
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