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Driver Update/install

Discussion in 'General Software' started by mlee49, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. mlee49

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    Hey I need some help with a how to for updating drivers. I've read about six different ways to update drivers and I'm not sure which method is the best for each compontent. Is there a better way to update video drivers than chipset? Does anyone have a walkthough for a beginner on updating? Any help would be great! Thanks!
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    Whenever I update drivers I do a few things...

    1) Use Ccleaner to clean out all the old drivers.
    2) Install the new drivers from where I have them saved at
    3) Check with Device Manager and see if the drivers where set up.

    Another way you can do things is Have Device Manager look for driver updates of that nature.. A lot of times if you can't install them, then the Device Manager would do it for you.
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    Ok, so let me get the basics down first.

    1st delete the old driver(software or one by one)
    2nd Install new drivers from download
    3rd test new drivers

    Reboot after steps 1 & 2?
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    I would reboot after step one. That way there will be looking for the drivers when you start back up.. cancel that, and run your Auto Setup and you should be fine :toast:

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