Driver pack solution 14

What does this do????

If I have device manager showing exclamation marks does this automatically update it eg printer drivers etc????

I know sometimes Windows Update does not find drivers
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
What device are you referring to?  Printers specifically?  If the printer is showing up yellow, it means it is not installed / working properly. Windows Update is not likely to fix this.

Go to Devices and Printers and see if any printers are not working. Delete the printers and delete the drivers in Printer Server Properties. Restart and reinstall the printers.
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brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
I mean what is this software for????

You ever used it????

I mean any driver in Device Manager
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have never seen Driver Pack Solution 14, and not seen any device by that name. If you have a device by that name, expand the properties and make a screen shot of the device. Post that here.

Look in Programs and Features and see if it is there. If so uninstall it.

I have not seen anything like this so it may be a virus also. Scan with your Anti Virus.
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brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
http://drp.su/download.htm

This is the site
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Now I see what you mean

http://drp.su/download.htm

I do NOT use these, I get drivers from the manufacturer only.
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brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
Ok
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
While it is by no means always true, non-manufacturer 3rd party drivers may not work and may wreck a system.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I could amplify my answer a bit. Lenovo provides drivers for my ThinkPad. Lenovo also supplies these drivers to Microsoft, only late. So a Lenovo update may install driver 1.6 and Windows may revert it to V1.5. This has happened. I stay with the Lenovo drivers.
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brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
But if it's a built up system????
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I would use brand name parts for a built up system and then drivers would come from the component makers. Windows does not provide updates from white box unbranded components and it is hard for driver providers to do better. There is a VEN code in the device that can help the driver provider. Nonetheless, a person would use these at their own risk.
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dbruntonCommented:
First of all Driver Packs are at http://driverpacks.net/

These are drivers from many companies gathered together in packs (Graphics, Storage, CPU, etc etc) and you integrate the packs into your install CD or DVD.  Thus you don't have to source your drivers from either the computer manufacturers or the hardware sources (Intel, Realtek, Nvidia, etc, etc).

I have an install DVD for XP with all of these packs.  Boot from it and let it do its stuff.  Can be a very long and slow install but usually all of the relevant drivers get installed.

The Driver Pack Solution http://driverpacks.net/book/export/html/546 uses the Driver Packs after the base install (I believer) to install the missing drivers.  This is your Driver Pack Solution 14 I believe under another name (or version).

It may prove useful to you but be cautious.  You may find unwanted software appearing in your computer if you use it judging from various reviews.

I do use the original Driver Packs and do recommend them.  For the Driver Pack Solution 14 I'd be cautious.
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nobusCommented:
here is what i do after installing a fresh OS :
if you have  unknown devices in device manager, you can use this procedure to identify them :

1- visit the motherboard manufacturers support site, for downloading drivers
2- use windows update >optional updates to find them

3- Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Information.
Now select  "Components" and highlight "Problem Devices".
All hardware devices with a driver problem will be listed here.
Make a note of the first line of the PNP Device ID line of the entry. It will show a Vendor number and a Device number (VENxxxxDEVxxxx) both four digits long.
Look up those numbers here:   http://www.pcidatabase.com/index.php

This will tell you the manufacturer and the chip number.  
Check the manufacturer's website first or google them - or post them here

4- If your LAN is running, you can also use windows update> optional drivers, or  use a driver update software
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