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Scanned 18 outdated drivers. I have never been happy with this system, bought the extended warrant also. Still covered. I don't think I should have to pay for new drivers. Not when system is still so new.

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  • anitamarm Dec 05, 2008

    Thanx for explaination. I have never found a system like this/VISTA to be so confusing and frustrating. I want things to be more automatic. I can't choose every little thing I want it to use , where to put it and all the other options. Too complicated. And yes you are right things have never worked properly. I will try what you advised.To top it off you search and search the web and they all lie about it being free. Wasting my time and faith. I hope this works. Will post to let you know, if I don't kick this $700.00 system to the curb 1st.

  • anitamarm Dec 05, 2008

    I used to enjoy computer technology with ME and 2000. But it is truly a shame when I look at my computer and want to bash it in. Sorry. Peace .

  • anitamarm Dec 06, 2008

    EXACTLY. SO do I believe it and can the site you recommended scan so I don't have to search driver by driver for what I might or might not need?

    oye vey

  • Dan
    Dan May 11, 2010

    What is your exact issue? Drivers are free as most updates are free as well.

    What are 'they' trying to make you pay for?


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Usually this is a driver update service ythat "finds outdated drivers" and asks you to pay to fix it.  you are paying for the service not the drivers. <br><br> If you have windows service pack two or better installed just click windows key pause buttons at the same time then go to hardware then device manager.  <br><br>im there just right click the device and hit update driver.  This will update most devices to the newest drivers.<br><br> Although the only time yo really need to update drivers is when stuff isnt fucntioning properly.  Ive found updating sometimes causes undo problems.

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  • George McCollum Dec 05, 2008

    i understand completely.  you have to deal with one computer giving you problems, i deal with hundreds so i understand completely what your saying.  




    As far as driver download sites try places like driverguide.com or just google and search for your driver.  I have never paid for a driver yet and I have been doing this since Windows 3.1.  




    I know they can be frustrating but they can also  be helpful, you just have to stick with it.   and if your gonna kick the 700 dollar computer to the curb call me first ill buy it... hehehe... just kidding. 




    As far as the original problem I owould say just ignore it until you have a problem with a specific device.




    This is the problem with adaware and spyware and stuff like that is they cause a false problem and then give you a way to fix it and then usualy screw up more than what was originally wrong.  


    Hope this was helpfull.

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