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I can safely say driver updates are not big on my list of "things to do".

 

I purchased an AGP Video Card back in December of 2006 and just updated its drivers yesterday (Which is good, because my new cpu doesn't have an AGP slot, and I'm basically wasting space till I can ghost this drive onto the new one.)

 

Anyway, how often does the rest of Piriform update?

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I don't update my drivers unless I know there's something absolutely wrong with 'em. Hasn't happened yet.

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Tend to be the same, if they work, I leave them alone.

 

Once I didn't listen to myself and I still shudder now at the mention of HP and printers. :unsure:

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Rarely, unless it's security related to fix an exploit.

 

I'll never update ATI display drivers again because the islayer.dll bug seems to eventually make it impossible to update them anyways.

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Tend to be the same, if they work, I leave them alone.

Same here. Used to update drivers quite regular but don't bother anymore.

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Asus recently released a beta bios for my motherboard, I decided to upgrade to it and...Well, lets just say I spent the last to days fixing my pc. <_< Stupid beta....

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Asus recently released a beta bios for my motherboard

I've seen some tech sites that say flash updating the BIOS shouldn't be done unless you're having a particular problem, and some have stated it should only be done once or twice because you're always playing "Russian Roulette" as anything could go wrong. The BIOS on my Dell is several years old, and the only reason I did update it all those years ago was because it did actually fix issues.

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Tend to be the same, if they work, I leave them alone.

 

Once I didn't listen to myself and I still shudder now at the mention of HP and printers. :unsure:

Hi Hazel :rolleyes:

I know exactly! what you mean (HP printers & updates!) :o , I've been down that road!

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Hi Hazel :rolleyes:

I know exactly! what you mean (HP printers & updates!) :o , I've been down that road!

Me too !!! Unfortunately until I came to the forums and learned better.

For some Manufacturers they should not call them "drivers". They should call them "driveus", as in "drive us crazy". :lol:

:) davey

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I never update drivers and have never needed to. The only time i ever tried to update them (ATI drivers) it screwed up my whole screen and i had to remove them after trying everything to get the thing working properly again. Never again.

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I've seen some tech sites that say flash updating the BIOS shouldn't be done

 

Yep, I agree. If you are not having a BIOS problem, let that sleeping dog lie. And If the BIOS update is a Beta, that's another reason to stay away. I would say the same about router firmware. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. My Sony Bios is 4 years old and still going strong.

 

My experience with ATI and HP has been good (so far). I upgrade my ATI driver every time a new comes out, although I now only install the basic driver rather than the full Catalyst Suite.

 

My HP printer and scanner are old and the updates are now few and far between, but the ones I have installed gave no problems.

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