Is Driver Easy safe?

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Anthony82093

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A friend of mine told me to try it out, and when used it tells me 14 of my drivers are out of date and that I should update them. But, I'm unsure if it's safe or needed.


Here are 2 screenshots of them.(Hopefully they work)
I'm unsure where I'd even get these driver updates, so I can't find out if they are legit, or not. I'd rather get them from their real websites if I need to update them though.

Thanks for any and all help.



 
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USAFRet

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Leave it alone.

Those driver updates are worse than useless.
They either charge you to get what you can get from the manufacturer for free, or they scare you with "OMG! Your drivers are out of date!!"
Or both.

If you need to updates something, get it from the manufacturer for free, when you want. Not when some random software tells you to.
 

Anthony82093

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Alright thanks. Where would I find these updates? I know Nvidia gives my graphics card drivers, but what about my monitor(if that needs one?) or my sound card? Would intel give me my processor driver? Not really sure what all has a driver honestly.
 

Karadjgne

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Most of the time those driver updates will tell you that you have drivers out of date for free. But you have to buy a registration in order to fix them. The issue there is by the time your motherboard drivers are out of date, so is the motherboard and you probably already have the latest version. It's just old. Every other driver is Windows stock and is updated through windows or Microsoft update.

End result is you pay for something you can easily do yourself for free.
 

Wolfshadw

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The only things that may need updating are your graphics card (most often), sound card and LAN (extremely rare). Your graphics card driver updates, you get from either AMD (for Radeon cards) or NVidia (for GeForce cards). Audio and LAN, you would get from your motherboard manufacturer.

-Wolf sends
 

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Easiest method is going through Device Manager. You click on something like DVD/CD-ROM drives, gives you your hardware. Click on that and you'll see a tab that says driver. Click update driver-search automatically. It'll surf the web for any updates.

If you want, you can take those 14 out of date drivers and update manually by above.
 
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