Useful collection of support websites for driver downloads

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  1. Wolfie

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    PLEASE SEE WARNING ABOUT DOWNLOADING 3RD PARTY DRIVER INSTALLERS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE!.

    Hi all,

    the title says it all, if you need to find drivers for your computer, this might be useful if you need to re-install a device driver or simply look for the latest version for a driver for a piece of hardware.

    Some support websites offer driver download tools so it is worth checking them out which may well make life a lot easier for you, especially if you don't know a lot about computing in general.

    For older hardware, you may to need to find "Legacy drivers" which may need to be installed in "Compatibility Mode". Please see the following link:

    https://www.windows10forums.com/articles/compatibility-mode.7/

    On almost all of the support websites, you can change the language and location by clicking on the appropriate button, most have a language button and sometimes a flag. I have chosen US English as the default!.

    An example from the Acer website which is at the bottom of the page, some are at the top!:

    acer website.jpg

    Some websites may require you to create an account with them!.

    PC's and Laptops/Notebooks Etc.

    MSI:

    https://www.msi.com/support/

    Dell:


    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/products/?app=drivers

    Lenovo:

    https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht003029

    Medion (Owned by Lenovo):

    https://www.medion.com/gb/service/download/

    Asus:

    https://www.asus.com/us/

    Acer:

    https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/support

    HP (For printers also!):

    https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/

    Intel (Has a support tool for all Intel devices including graphics & CPU!):

    https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/detect.html

    Trekstor:

    http://www.trekstor.de/service-support-en.html

    LG (Diverse drivers for various LG devices):

    http://www.lg.com/us/support/software-firmware-drivers

    Fujitsu:

    http://www.fujitsu.com/global/about/corporate/locations/worldlocation/america-na/USA.html

    Toshiba:

    https://support.toshiba.com/

    Microsoft Surface Devices (For support use the MS support pages):

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sto...d=wm48mgaabb-xwzto:20180128211010:s&source=lp

    Gateway:

    http://www.gateway.com/gw/en/US/content/drivers-downloads

    Printers:

    Canon Printers:

    https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support

    Epson Printers:

    https://epson.com/Support/sl/s

    Lexmark Printers:

    http://support.lexmark.com/index?page=driverSupport&locale=en&userlocale=EN_US

    Graphics cards:

    AMD (ATI):

    https://support.amd.com/en-us/download

    Nvidia:

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/support.html

    Networking:

    Broadcom:

    https://www.broadcom.com/support/

    TP-Link:

    http://www.tp-link.com/us/support

    Qualcom (Do not provide drivers themselves!):

    https://www.qualcomm.com/support

    https://www.ath-drivers.eu/atheros-wireless-drivers.html

    https://www.ath-drivers.eu/

    For Atheros chipset (the above links are from an Unofficial site, don't install any 3rd party software except the driver!):

    Linksys:

    https://www.linksys.com/us/support

    Netgear:

    http://www.netgear.com/support/

    Sound Cards:

    Realtek (Sound and other multimedia devices including Peripheral and Network):


    http://www.realtek.com.tw/DOWNLOADS...n=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false&Downloads=true

    Miscellaneous:

    Ralink (3rd party support page, don't download any installer tools!):

    http://ralink-technology-corp.software.informer.com/

    Mediatek (Owners of Ralink):

    https://labs.mediatek.com/en/support/resources

    If anyone can think of other product links that should be added here, please leave a comment below!.
    That's it, I hope it helps. :):):):)

    WARNING:

    If you search other places on the web for drivers, you may well encounter sites that offer free (as in free beer) software, most of these "Tools" are wolves in sheep's clothing so be wary of them and don't click on any "Download this tool now" buttons.
    You may well end up with a piece of spyware or even a bill for using such software, do not give any credit card or bank details, do not give any contact details such as your name and address or your eMail account.!.

    An example below:

    "Drivers For Free"
    and then at the bottom of the page; the pricing info which may well turn your free software into paid software if you are not careful!. :(
    free downloads.jpg

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    Cheers Wolfie!
    A one stop shop!
     
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    Good list, Wolfie. When I first saw the thread I had a bad feeling that you were launching into one of those horrific sites where they offer to look through your computer and update all your drivers. I have read of many disasters through that source. Stick with the manufacturers, a you have done - much safer
     
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    Thanks! Nice site worthy of a bookmark. I visited the Dell site on Friday and downloaded a bios update. Dell need to move forward and keep up with progress, very little support for Windows 10. Lots of tech support for Win 7 XP, Vista Win 8.
     
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    That sounds rather strange Norton?. :confused:
     
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    Wolfie It's possible it was just the page I was directed to for updates Dell Optiplex 760 mini form factor? Maybe Dell no longer provides support for a discontinued model. I did find the bios AO16 update 2013 LOL.
     
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    Hi Norton,

    start a new thread and we can investigate, it may be that there are legacy drivers available which are often hidden on support sites?. :)
     
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    Wolfie Thanks! I can do that. I was concerned when we were hit with the Malwarebytes update.
    My PC was working fine on Saturday, I left it for an hour and when I cam back to it my desktop graphics were all screwed up, icons overlaid, desktop background pic missing... then I got a message.
    "Display driver failed to start, using Microsoft basic display driver instead. Check Windows update for a newer driver. I believe I just visited the wrong Dell support site. I'll post my findings in a new thread.
     
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