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wllm55

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I was reading in a forum about updating your drivers. I have had this 'puter for 2 years now. Should I try to update my drivers? Is this something that should be done occasionally? I have not had any obvious problems. Please Advise. Thanks Newt. :tazz:
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Howdy:

Two trains of thought here..

The first is the obvious.. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".. That being said brings me to the second..

Many manufacturers will update the drivers to fix a problem some may be having or to allow for better communication between the hardware and the operating system..

The choice is really yours although I do take a check for updated drivers a couple times a year!!

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Thanks for the reply Murray S. The obvious " aint broke" came to mind when I wrote that I am not having any problems. If I update and find that I have created a problem, can this be undone but using systems restore, windows XP "repair", reformat or re-installing the drivers from the drivers CD?Newt :tazz:
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You just uninstall the drivers and reapply the old ones but its rare for a new driver to cause significant problems, it does happen though nvidia recently have had bother with this happening.
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Okay, Thanks everyone for the advice. My plan is to Flash the bios, reinstall the OS (XP) , install service pack 2, install and update the drivers, defrag the HD and then load just the stuff I want on my computer. After loading the programs and music (3 gigs)and some photos, I will then do another defrag. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd like to hear them. Thanks again for the info. Newt :tazz:

Note: I am also going to swap out the current CDRW/DVD with a DVDRW.


Dell Inspiron 5100 (laptop)
P 4 512 DDRAM
Radeon 7500 Card

Edited by wllm55, 16 September 2005 - 05:22 PM.

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