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Device drivers Found lots of software to scan my PC for up to date drivers, but though they all claim to be 'free' none of them are. Yes they'll tell you which devices need an updated driver but then require you to pay for the new driver. Are any of them honest and free means free, to check and to update.

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I would check Windows Update.

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