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Hello experts , I am having an issue with finding drivers for a range of different systems. Is there a good bit of software or a pool online that can help me out?

I work on HP's, Dell, generic stuff .
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Never use those automatic driver things, they are useless and often are packed with malware and are system hogs.

It is much better to just visit the PC's Manufacturer's site, find your PC model, select your OS and then look at the drivers that are listed and download the ones you need. Simple, safe and fast.

Also, if you are mainly using Windows 10, it gets a lot of the current drivers via Windows Updates. So for that OS you often don't need to download and install drivers manually. Just make sure you have the newest iso of the OS and install it, then when installed, give it some time to download and install updates. Most of the drivers are then eventually installed automatically. Just be sure to give it enough time.
Ditto rindi, I can only support rindi in this statement. These tools are very often filled with malware and collect the information about your system along with driver information.
Always use device manufacturer official website to get the proper drivers.
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No, that stuff is just of no use.
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I don't mind using the manufacturer websites but they mostly require an Ethernet driver or transfer via USB . Also the HP site is useless for drivers. I just need a good 3rd party software or a web pool for a list of drivers. I have even had it where the USB and the Ethernet drivers didn't work on a HP so I had to import via CD.
I haven't had any problems on the HP site when needing drivers. Also as I already mentioned, modern OS's already include many drivers so there is often no need to get them manually.

Usually you would also use the PC's factory recovery partition to restore the OS, and then all drivers are already included.

If the NIC doesn't work, usually all you need is the chipset and ethernet driver for the PC, that's only 2 drivers you'd have to download.
For Dell get the Dell System Detect util.  See http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN117738/EN for lots more information.
A method I use for identifying devices without drivers is Device Manager.

Right-click the driver-less device > Properties > Details Tab > Select 'Hardware IDs' from the drop-down menu.  This will give you the unique vendor and hardware IDs which, when Googled from a working device, will usually find you the driver you need.

As well as Dell System Detect, HP Support Assistant etc, the Intel website also has a driver checker for their specific devices.
I know how to use the manufacturer websites but when you are completing 36 pc's a day with 12 missing drivers each you just need a little digital help
OK, Mdlinnett, fine, this is the most basic Windows way,  but slightly easy one would be the Device Manager's  Update Net Search, device by device. And, still more easy of course is the Windows Automatic Update, but sometimes it's not too "eager/able" to find the best/newest needed ones from the Windows' databases.

So, quite many times the only good method is to search the best ones one by one from the manufacturers' pages, or if available, by their automatic update software. But, on most driver "mass update" cases the mentioned 3rd party softwares are, despite some risks, very helpful and maybe the only reasonable way.