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By michael1ra ·
Is there a central location that I could download drivers from, instead of gonig to each manufactures site?

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by info-man- In reply to Drivers

Yes, try www.tucows.com, or try www.windrivers.com. Hope this helps.

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by richard_barsby In reply to Drivers

Hi there is also www.driverguide.com

user; drivers
password; all

Rich

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by jweekley1 In reply to Drivers

You might try cnet.com or download.com they usually have a large library to choose from.

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by TheChas In reply to Drivers

All of the drivers sites that I have used route you to the manufactures site if they are still in business.
This is for your benifit, in that you get the latest correct driver for your hardware.

Driverguide does have a number of drivers posted at the site. However, I use the driver board as a source of last resort.
Why? The posted drivers have been uploaded by various users. They have not been checked to verify that they are what they are claimed to be. The descriptions are often poor,and the listing is in no particular order. You may need to download more than 1 driver before you find the correct one for your system.

Windrivers has drivers posted for defunct manufactures. The people running the site try to download the drivers from a manufactures site before they go under.
Unfortunetly, Windrivers has decided to become a subscription service. You need to subscribe to get at the good stuff.

Final conclusion: If the manufacture is still in business, get your drivers there. Not only will you not have to wonder if you got the correct driver, you will usually get instructions and have a support route for any problems that come up. And, most manufactures update the drivers to correct problems, and improve performance.
The only time you might save at a driver post is the time to look up a url for the manufacture. You will still be loading numerous pages to find the file you are looking for.
If you only have problems with 5% of the drivers you get from a post, you will have lost all the time you saved.

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