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DriverEasy

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While on my recent trip I picked up the June 2010 issue of PC Plus; in it they glowingly recommended a product called DriverEasy.  I was on vacation and although PC Plus is the most expensive British tech mag import I was in Paris and splurged, but that’s an aside; back to DriverEasy.  It is a tool that scans, downloads and installs device drivers for your Windows system, all for free.  You can upgrade to the paid version that provides device driver backups and faster downloads.  I took the free…read more

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Check for drivers before installing a new OS

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Just finished the February 2010 issue of PC World.  They had an article called “The State Of Windows 7 Satisfaction” about early adopters of Windows 7 and their general feedback about installation and features.  Information was gathered from 615 people at www.technologizer.com. Something really jumped out at me: 64% rated themselves as Windows experts and 41.3% had to resolve driver issues.  To me any Windows expert would search out, verify and download all drivers for a new operating system before installing it.  That was certainly the case when I installed…read more

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NexxTech 2516525 webcam

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A friend recently had some PC issues so I volunteered to reload their PC.  They had Windows XP Home and used the PC for web surfing and email so I wiped the drive and installed XP Home with Service Pack 3, OpenOffice, Defraggler, Microsoft Security Essentials, Paint.NET, 7-Zip.  Basically an all around nice collection of free software that gets the job done. They didn’t have a lot of peripherals: an HP inkjet and a webcam.  My problems began with trying to find drivers for the NexxTech 2516525 webcam; Windows Update…read more

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