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Driver updates showing up to date but doesn't look like it

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    Driver updates showing up to date but doesn't look like it


    Windows says all my drivers are up to date. But for example i was going to install the Intel WiDi and said that my wireless driver needs to be updated. What are the chances that its just different type of driver it needs or the worst part a lot of my drivers are not up to date?

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    HP laptops some with an HP utility that allows you to check for newer drivers from HP -- don't know if yours does, but you should check for that.

    The only way to tell is to see if (1) your laptop supplier has newer version drivers for your OS, and (2) the hardware suppliers for your components have newer drivers.

    I would not trust any of these online services that claim to check your drivers -- mostly, they just want your money to install the same thing your already have, or worse, the wrong drivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    HP laptops some with an HP utility that allows you to check for newer drivers from HP -- don't know if yours does, but you should check for that.

    The only way to tell is to see if (1) your laptop supplier has newer version drivers for your OS, and (2) the hardware suppliers for your components have newer drivers.

    I would not trust any of these online services that claim to check your drivers -- mostly, they just want your money to install the same thing your already have, or worse, the wrong drivers.
    That only checks HP's database. It will never show any up to date after 6-12 months that unit line was made and a new unit has taken its place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vibalik View Post
    Windows says all my drivers are up to date. But for example i was going to install the Intel WiDi and said that my wireless driver needs to be updated. What are the chances that its just different type of driver it needs or the worst part a lot of my drivers are not up to date?
    The only way that you could use that driver, is to uninstall the old one, including the device, reboot and then install that driver. Also make sure that you go into Control Panel and do not allow Windows to update any device drivers.
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Driver updates showing up to date but doesn't look like it
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