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Can any one suggest a good site to download device drivers

Hi some times Manufacturer's website does not have drivers for XP.  Because they started the PCs with Vista or WIndows 7.  If I downgrade hard to find the drivers for xp.  Can any one suggest some time who has these drivers put together for download

thanks
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaSenior IT TechnicianCommented:
driverguide.com, you must sign up first
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rindiCommented:
The best I've seen is the site below:

http://driverscollection.com/

One thing to be aware of is that for newer hardware there just won't be any drivers available, as XP will soon be discontinued and the manufacturers of hardware just don't have any interest in writing drivers for an obsolete OS.

In most cases there is no good reason to downgrade to XP from Windows 7 anyway, with Windows 7 Pro and above you can use XP Mode and here most things will work.
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jarrod_williamsCommented:
Hi, here is a link that give the list of the top 10 driver sites out their:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/driversites/tp/driver_download_websites.htm

i reccommend this site though, its the one i use all the time:
http://www.driverguide.com/
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jamietonerCommented:
When the OEM doesn't have the driver I'll go to the actual hardware manufacture(Intel, Nvidia, AMD, etc) and get the drivers from them. Alot of the time I do this even when the oem has the driver as the hardware manufacture usually has more upto date drivers.
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antony_kibble<!-8D58D5C365651885FB5A77A120C8C8C6-->Commented:
You could also invest in software that will do it for you, thus avoiding any spurious sites or having to do lots of searching, and ensuring that you are fully notified of any updates.

Driver Navigator by Cucusoft is my recommendation

http://www.cucustore.com/drivernavigator.php
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaSenior IT TechnicianCommented:
Mhh, alos what jarrod_williams suggested is a good site.
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jarrod_williamsCommented:
LOL, Didn't see ur previous comment Santasi.

But thanks haha :-)
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
I'm with jamietoner ... don't use driver sites.  Go directly to the source.  If, for example, Dell does not have Windows 7 drivers for a system, look up its specs ... if it has an Intel chipset, go to Intel's site for the driver; if it has a Broadcom NIC, get it from Broadcom's site, etc.  If niether your PC manufacturer nor the device manufacturer has an acceptable driver, then you can use a driver site or find another PC manufacturer or model that uses the same device (which is probably what the driver sites do most often anyway - they don't write their own drivers).
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jarrod_williamsCommented:
Did we manage to help you QCR_Solutions???
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QCR_SolutionsAuthor Commented:
Thanks everybody.
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