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Updating drivers is becoming a nightmare...

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by computernooob, Apr 9, 2010.

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  1. computernooob

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    Well i just reformated my whole pc to get rid of some viruses. But now my drivers have become way out of date. ive easily managed to update my graphics card drivers but i cant find anything else for the rest of my devices. Ive heard of programs that do this for you. Does anyone now of any good FREE driver updating software?
     
  2. computernooob

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    hi, can some please help me find the driver for my outdated sound device. Its a:

    Name: SingmaTel Audio

    Device ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01VEN_8384DEV_7618SUBSYS_1

    It would be greatly appreciated.:)
     
  3. Bernardo

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    Why not start with the driver cd for the system, or mobo?
     
  4. computernooob

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    whats mobo?
     
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    Motherboard
     
  6. computernooob

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    i found my drivers and utilities cd, but will this update all my devices to to latest version?
     
  7. Bernardo

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    No, but, it will get you headed in the right direction ;) Then you can go look around for updates. If this is a name brand computer you can go to their website. If not, then go to the motherboard (mobo) manufacturer's website :)
     
  8. computernooob

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    i got a Dell Dimension C521, and it says on the cd: already installed on your computer.
     
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    i would be really grate full if you could find me a link off the dell website :)
     
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    thank you so much:) i am very grateful:) sorry for being lazy:D
     
  12. Bernardo

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    But, you said you reformatted, right? SO they are no longer installed.

    The Dell website will ID your system if you enter your Service Tag number, which should be on the side of the case.



    http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs
     
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