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Driver Reviver or a driver updater program?

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    Driver Reviver or a driver updater program?


    Hello. I'm new to this forum and look forward to learning more about windows 8.1.

    One thing I'm wondering is whether the application Driver Reviver or similar driver updater is good to use? Thank you!

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    You'll find that the general consensus on this forum (and others) is that these various "driver" programs are not only a waste of time (and in most cases, of money), they can also be harmful, especially when they install the wrong drivers.

    Best approach is nearly always to go to the hardware manufacturers to get drivers.
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    You'll find that the general consensus on this forum (and others) is that these various "driver" programs are not only a waste of time (and in most cases, of money), they can also be harmful, especially when they install the wrong drivers.

    Best approach is nearly always to go to the hardware manufacturers to get drivers.
    Could not agree with you more.. well said..
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    You'll find that the general consensus on this forum (and others) is that these various "driver" programs are not only a waste of time (and in most cases, of money), they can also be harmful, especially when they install the wrong drivers.

    Best approach is nearly always to go to the hardware manufacturers to get drivers.
    Could not agree with you more.. well said..
    Snake oil.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    If you use that stuff, bookmark THIS LINK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    If you use that stuff, bookmark THIS LINK.
    Yep and a bit busy lately Have you been waiting for a response?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    If you use that stuff, bookmark THIS LINK.
    Yep and a bit busy lately Have you been waiting for a response?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    If you use that stuff, bookmark THIS LINK.
    Yep and a bit busy lately Have you been waiting for a response?
    Assumed more registry users
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    Thank you, all. That's pretty much what I thought. Thnx!!!
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    All,

    Will checking for updated drivers through computer through device manager result in similar results as using a driver reviver? Said another way, is it safe to try "Update Driver..." from device manager or should drivers primarily be pulled by manufacturer's site...unless there's an issue and driver can only be found elsewhere?
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