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Good Driver Update Scanner

Good Afternoon Everyone;


  I am building a 'spare' laptop with XP Pro just to surf on. I have three 'unidentified' devices in the Device Manager after the build has been completed. I need a good scanner/updating tool for drivers that works with XP Pro 32-bit AND DOES NOT install to the hard drive (eg. Java/HTML based scanner). Free would be a plus !

  Any advice? I'd accept a free software that does install if I can uninstall the software afterwards COMPLETELY.


Thanks in advance for you information.
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nobus

8/22/2022 - Mon
netcmh

Have you tried the manage computer, right click device, update driver option?

here try this: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/3DP-Chip.shtml
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Sudeep Sharma

There is nothing better than searching the device driver yourself by manually looking at the manufacturer's website. In case you don't know the manufacturer or the device I would recommend you to go through the link below.

Since any driver search program has the limitation of searching on the bases of data available in there database.

http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/1484-finding-drivers-by-vendor-and-device-id-s-through-device-manager

I hope that would help.

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Tony Giangreco

On another pc, go to the Laptop Manufacturer's site, click support, Drivers and enter the model of the laptop

Select XP for the O/S and download the missing drtivers to a CD or flash drive. Finalize that CD or save the files to a flash drive and move it to the Laptop.

Run the executables which should install the appropriate drivers.

I'm assuming you need the following

1. Chipset/System drivers
2. Lan/Network Adaptor
3. Video
4. Touchpad

Hope this helps!
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afro4cboss

I registered to driverindentifier.com for free and used the dev/rev hardware id codes to get drives that worked like magic!

I recommend this site to you all.
nobus

i can recommend drivereasy also : www.drivereasy.com
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