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all power options are gone!

  1. #11


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Piriform - Download CCleaner, Defraggler, Recuva, Speccy - Millions of users worldwide!

    get cCleaner, I wouldn't be surprised if you have a few Gig of temp files. You may be facing a complete fresh install - Next time avoid programs like Drivermax- Ya really don't need em!

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  2. #12


    You may try "SlimDrivers" it's free and did a pretty good job for me on numerous occasions.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    You may try "SlimDrivers" it's free and did a pretty good job for me on numerous occasions.
    since you mentioned it i tried lots of this tools, even though drivermax may show more updates but most of them are beta and irrelevant and because of it's forced installation type it installs them and cause serious malfunction! drivereasy has the updates drivers which all of them are official and it uses official installers from device vendors which is reliable. at whole it is the best you can find free
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by hagimostafa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    You may try "SlimDrivers" it's free and did a pretty good job for me on numerous occasions.
    since you mentioned it i tried lots of this tools, even though drivermax may show more updates but most of them are beta and irrelevant and because of it's forced installation type it installs them and cause serious malfunction! drivereasy has the updates drivers which all of them are official and it uses official installers from device vendors which is reliable. at whole it is the best you can find free
    Oh yeah, forgot about that one, it's good too. I use programs like that just in great desperation, my preference is to chase them down at manufacturer's sites.
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  5. #15


    meanwhile which exact device relate to poweroption? is it chipset? like: Intel(R) HM57 Express Chipset LPC Interface Controller - 3B0B?
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  6. #16


    Device manager/ Computer/ ACPI, on windows side, drivers etc. Power options in BIOS. Cool&Quiet with AMD chips.
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  7. #17


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I use DriverMax Pro & have no problems with it.
    It gives you the option to create a restore point before installing a driver.
    If the driver causes problems, you can either roll back to previous driver or use a restore point.

    You need to install drivers one by one & check for problems as you go.

    A picture:

    Click image for larger version

    An axe is a tool.
    If you chop your wood with it, you would say it is a good tool.

    If you chop your foot off with it, can you blame the axe ?

    Nope.
    I would chalk that up to user error.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I use DriverMax Pro & have no problems with it.
    It gives you the option to create a restore point before installing a driver.
    If the driver causes problems, you can either roll back to previous driver or use a restore point.

    You need to install drivers one by one & check for problems as you go.

    A picture:

    Click image for larger version

    An axe is a tool.
    If you chop your wood with it, you would say it is a good tool.

    If you chop your foot off with it, can you blame the axe ?

    Nope.
    I would chalk that up to user error.
    you are confessing that it is based on trial and error! in fact they put some drivers some users confront difficulties then they withdraw for others until they find out which drivers works for which device!
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  9. #19


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    No.
    DriverMax has never given me a bad driver.

    I am saying be careful.

    Go slow & don't install a bunch of drivers without testing each one.

    The Windows driver up-grader in Device Manager has given me bad drivers.

    I used it once just to test it & never since.

    After Windows found bad drivers I used DriverMax & it found me the correct drivers.

    I am saying,as the picture shows, that If a driver would be the wrong one, Getting rid of it is easy.

    Backups,restore points,roll-backs.
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  10. #20


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I gotta set you guys STRAIGHT. Drivermax and other CACK programs like it? Are ALL fake. YOU DON'T NEED these kinds of POS proVIRUSgrams. There IS no issue of "This one is better than that one" because they are ALL Bad, all fake and all malicious and install unwanted software.

    And we see the result, use of Drivermax has rendered this guys PC unusable.

    If you need new drivers, DOWNLOAD THEM FROM THE MAKERS SITE.

    Sorry for yelling.

    DO NOT use any Driver programs. If Windows 8 is not automatically downloading new drivers for you when they are found, then no new drivers that are relevant are available.

    hagimostafa
    ?

    GET RID of Drivermax and roll ALL of your drivers back as far as they go, actually uninstall them all. because you got drivers fro the wrong hardware and OS installed

    You may want to simply do an In-Place Install and it may fix the bad hardware installations. But you have beenm using this POS Virusgram so much, there is no clue as to where the real drivers start and where they have been taken over by bad driVIRUSers given to you by Drivirusmax.

    You save all of you r user docs and files, wipe the drive and reinstall Windows 8.

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