Recommend a free driver updater

  Tango18 18:36 03 Mar 2011

Had a problem with Roxio Creator DE, posted tuesday (no replies). So thought it might be drivers. Scanned with "driver-oracle" found 18 need updating but wants £30 for privilege. Anyone recommend a free one, found "device doctor" which seems ok. TIA Tango 18

Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop
Vista Home Premium

  rawprawn 18:46 03 Mar 2011

Unless you have problems with drivers, leave them alone.
If you do need to update, go to the application site, and do it there.
You can always try Device Manager> uninstall the Driver on the application you want to refresh and then reboot.

  chub_tor 18:47 03 Mar 2011

I use DriverMax which may not be the best but it is free with limitations. It is not quick as they delay you with notifications in an attempt to make you want to buy the Pro version and you are limited to 4 downlaods in 24 hours. However it is free and it does work.

click here

  961 18:53 03 Mar 2011

There really is no reason to pay anyone anything to update drivers

The best place is the hardware manufacturers web site where latest drivers are usually available and totally free

  mobileman1953 18:54 03 Mar 2011

you can get drivers for free from dell website

  User-312386 19:25 03 Mar 2011

Dont go near them! Update all drivers manually from the manufacturer. Most driver updataters cause more problems!

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Fujitsu Lifebook P727 laptop review

Converse draws on iconic heritage for a fresh brand identity

Mac power user tips and hidden tricks

Comment lancer Windows 10 en mode sans échec ?