DevID Agent error when starting (No internet connection)

By hosa ·
Every try I run DevID Agent it gives me error “Internet connection lost or DevID server overload please connect to the internet and try again”
I need help.
I rely on it for my drivers..
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Re: devid

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to DevID Agent error when st ...

If the message is right, it means their server is overloaded. Then contact them, not us.

However, I've never seen any PC that relies on the presence of driver search and update sites.

Some people seem to think they always need the very latest drivers and it's fatal if they miss new versions for more than a day.
Many more people follow the rule to only update drivers if the old one doesn't function any more or when they update their hardware. And then they usually download from the makers site in stead of using a third-party site.

Did you already tell Windows Update to never update drivers?

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Thank you for the reply

by hosa In reply to Re: devid

My situation is that it is more over a 10 year old laptop, and the previous time I had installed Windows on it I used this tool specifically for a certain intel discontinued network adapter ..
Intel’s tool proved useless in the past but ill try it again tomorrow anyway...
Thanks for your consideration ..

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Re: Used this tool

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to Thank you for the reply

So you used that tool/site in the past to download a driver, and now you can't reach it anymore. Then use the file you downloaded back then and stored on your backup.
With internet, you never know if what you see today will be there tomorrow. So you keep your own copy if you feel you might need it again.

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Windows Update is a can of worms

by hosa In reply to Re: devid

That i am not sure how to deal with, but ill update eventually...
In the past I have consumed alot of time studying every update and picking what to install, now I really just want to install everything get it overwith but only if I can find programs that can automatically undo what is undesirable.. it’s complicated...

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Windows for decades.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Windows Update is a can o ...

Has not seen what I hear folk ask for as to "undo."

For those that must tinker the only undo I know of is a full image backup and then more than one so we can go back to what worked before and try again.

At the office we now have machines (almost all laptops) from the year 2009 to 2021 running W10. Mom used to have a 2006 Dell for paying bills, etc. but that was stolen (sure, steal that!) and thus we are now from 2009 rather than 2006.

Not one out of some dozens of laptops has us do much more on a clean install than once in a while go get a driver by the maker. Almost all, some over 95% work well enough that we don't do driver hunts.

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These programs

by hosa In reply to Windows for decades.

Aegis 1.18
Ancile 1.12
Blackbird 1.0.80
Dws (destroy windows spying)
Spybot AntiBeacon

Are some programs
created to treat privacy concerns some of which brought by Windows updates

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About privacy.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to These programs

I've seen folk use such.

Then they log into Facebook, Twitter and what else?

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Re: privacy programs

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to These programs

Such programs can have side effects that might cause that devID program to fail. Try without them, if you feel you need the devID program.

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I think that the problem is on my side not theirs

by hosa In reply to Re: devid

Its been giving me this error since i this installed it which was a bit less than a week ago

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Re: issue

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to I think that the problem ...

- Maybe something went wrong with the install. Uninstall and reinstall.
- Maybe your firewall blocks it. Check the settings.
- Try it on another PC. If it works there find the difference or reset Windows. If it doesn't work there either, it's not your PC.
- Contact them and ask if it's a known problem that has a known solution.

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