Should i do these windows 7 optional updates?

Discussion in 'Sound Cards and Speakers' started by Eric4753, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Eric4753

    Eric4753 New Member

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    There are 3 optional updates

    1.nVidia - Display, Other hardware - NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT
    Download size: 188.2 MB

    2.nVidia - Network - NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
    Download size: 582 KB
    nVidia Network software update released in August, 2010\

    3.Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2709981)
    Download size: 413 KB

    Should i install these optional updates? because i heard that some optional updates can hurt your computer more than it can help.
     
  2. jamesd1981

    jamesd1981 Active Member

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  3. Eric4753

    Eric4753 New Member

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    I do not have auto update on. I went on to the website and found the new driver update should i download it from there? ps: i am american so if you would give me the link for the US not UK thanks. here is the link will this update it? http://www.geforce.com/drivers

    info.GeForce 9400 GT
    Latest Driver Version: 301.42

    will this hurt my computer at all?
     
  4. Eric4753

    Eric4753 New Member

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    bump/
     
  5. Darren

    Darren VIP Member

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    Yeah you should. I've used Windows automatic update for over a year and it's never been an issue. Actually really helpful in most cases.
     
  6. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 The Chicken Master Staff Member

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    Only with XP did I have issues when downloading VGA drivers from Windows Update. Vista and 7 are much better about them. But in any case, I install all available updates.
     
  7. wolfeking

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    I personally never install updates unless it fixes an issue I am having. One thing I am 100% on never doing is drivers from windows. get them from the device manufacturer, especially graphics drivers.
     
  8. Eric4753

    Eric4753 New Member

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    Ok i was going to download the driver from the nividia website l. So it won't hurt anything and it will only help right? Or should i download the update from windows update?
     
  9. Aastii

    Aastii New Member Staff Member

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    Neither will hurt, but I would get it from nvidia over windows update
     
  10. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 The Chicken Master Staff Member

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    The drivers that appear in Windows Update do come from the manufacturer. However video drivers I personally would personally get directly from the manufacturer instead.
     
  11. Eric4753

    Eric4753 New Member

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    ok thanks it didn't really change much but better safe than sorry thanks for all your help
     

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