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Driverupdate.exe

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#1
Hi,
Is Driverupdate.exe by Slimware Utilities safe?
I downloaded it and ran it. It found twenty drivers that needed to be updated. At the point where they asked me to register and provide a lot of personal information I got scared and aborted. They claim to be certifed by Microsoft. I would like to update my drivers if I was certain that this was safe. Perhaps there is another tool to do this.
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Frank C
 

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Thanks Riche46,
I went to Device Manager and chose Realtek
Driverupdate.exe said this one was very old. When windows checked it it said that it was up to date.
Do the normal Windows updates include drivers? If so I am creating a problem where none exists. I do the Windows updates regularly.
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You must go to the Realtec site and download from there.
Realtek
As a general rule, in my opinion
The driverupdates and similiar software is the worst way to go
Windows update is next. They give you a "one size fits all"
The website gives the best and most up to date
"Good going", to even care about drivers. Most dont do anything and have problems

Windows update includes drivers, but often times not the best or most current.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

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