Best ware for updating drivers

The reviewer below recommends “trying another one,” but you don’t need any driver-updating utility. We’ve seen other driver updaters behave poorly, too.

We saw one driver utility detect a virtual machine as a Dell PC.

When you install VMware Tools, a VMXNet NIC driver replaces the default This sound driver is required for all 64-bit Windows guest operating systems and 32-bit Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Vista guest operating systems if you use the virtual machine with VMware Server, Workstation, or Fusion.

This driver enables the virtual printing feature on Microsoft Windows virtual machines.

If you do a custom VMware Tools installation or reinstallation, you can choose which drivers to install.

After installation, Driver Update ran a scan and informed us that our computer had 14 out-of-date drivers, many of which are considered “ancient.” This is on a fresh Windows 8.1 system — installed just a few months ago — with the latest drivers available from the manufacturer’s website at the time.

There’s no possible way we have “ancient” drivers from 2006 installed.

This is a standard type of hardware — you should never need to update this basic mouse driver; it’s included in Windows.

Here’s the thing — you don’t actually need to regularly update your drivers.

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