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Keep Your Drivers Updated

Posted By On August 24, 2007 @ 2:31 PM In System Tune-Up Help | No Comments

Keep Your Drivers Updated

“Make sure you keep your drivers up to date” is probably something you’ve all heard before when it comes to dealing with computer problems. Am I right?

Well, it makes sense (you can check out WorldStart’s article on it here [1] and get the latest version for your operating system. If that doesn’t work, you’ll get into areas beyond the scope of this article, so I suggest you leave this project alone for the time being. Or, you can go to the end of this article and read the Addendum section).

Now, it’s time to be a little patient, because it will take some time for the Security Inspector to go through your PC and check out what you have installed.

While you’re waiting, you might like to fill in the Reminder Service form so that you can get details via e-mail each time a driver is updated. That way, you won’t have to run the program as often.

Eventually, the program will have done its work and you should get a screen like (but not identical) to this one:

At a glance, you can see which drivers/programs are up to date (checkmarked) and which ones are not (crossed out).

But besides that, if the drivers are out of date, you will also be given a link to the manufacturer’s Web site where you may download the current version. What could be easier?!

And that’s it, really. It’s very simple, very easy, very efficient and best of all, it’s free! What more could you ask for?!

Addendum

You should also note that on the Web page, they are offering a beta version of a new program called The Secunia PSI.

This is a program you can download to your computer that will keep a constant check on your driver situation and it will let you know immediately when a new driver is available.

Caution: This is a beta version, which means it is not a stable release version and if you download it, you’re doing so at your own risk. No responsibility will be taken for any problems it might cause.

We here at WorldStart do not recommend you do this, but we do recommend that you keep an eye on this page to see when it becomes available as a released program. Then you should consider downloading it for your own use.

Either way, I hope you find this program as useful as I already do!

~ David Woodford


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