DUMO more specific driver version matching

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ssateneth
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DUMO more specific driver version matching

Post by ssateneth » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:23 am

DUMO often suggests driver versions that are not valid for the device in question, maybe because it shares the same name as a similar device.

For example, for "Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168" then latest is "19.51.15.3" but DUMO says Update available (20.90.0.100). This driver version is only for later devices though.
Another example, "AMD GPIO Controller", this shares an exact name of a similar device, but is not the same type of device. The current driver is 2.0.1.0 but it suggests 2.2.0.113, which is valid for a different device on my system with an identical name.

The root issue here is DUMO is not using hardware device ID's, which would look something like "VEN10DE&DEV_1B06" or "VEN_8086&DEV_24FB&CC_028000". It's using something else, which leads to false positives that I'm experiencing.

There is a competing product, called "Driver Identifier" that uses hardware device IDs to scan for driver updates and links directly to driver downloads from manufacturer websites usually to a .zip file or .exe file DIRECTLY, no nonsense and no searching the website, but their "swarm" i guess you could call it to collect different devices and available drivers is lacking for newer devices/drivers. If you could implement scanning drivers by hardware ID and linking drivers to the direct download instead of forcing us to search every time (even with "pro" version, which is ridiculous), this would become a huge selling point of your program.

Kyle_Katarn
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Re: DUMO more specific driver version matching

Post by Kyle_Katarn » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:30 pm

Very good point.
Logged here : https://www.kcsoftwares.com/bugs/view.php?id=5211
thanks !

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