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One of the big “gotchas” of Windows Vista ought not to be a problem with Windows 7. In my usage of Microsoft’s new OS over the past year, I’ve noticed far greater hardware support through proper drivers. The same can’t be said of Vista at launch […]

radarsyncOne of the big “gotchas” of Windows Vista ought not to be a problem with Windows 7. In my usage of Microsoft’s new OS over the past year, I’ve noticed far greater hardware support through proper drivers. The same can’t be said of Vista at launch time, but I’m not looking back. Still, there might be the occasional missing or outdated hardware driver here and there. That’s where RadarSync comes in.

RadarSync has opened up its driver database for free access to the public and offers searches by device manufacturer or device name. I hit it up to look for my Toshiba netbook’s Alps Touchpad Drivers and found them easily. I probably should have checked sooner because I was missing the scrolling capability on my netbook after installing Windows 7. RadarSync gets updated every other day, and the Windows 7 repository was started up back in March of this year, so it’s fairly extensive. Links to all drivers are pointing directly to the manufacturer’s servers, so you’re downloading the real deal. Obviously, I can’t guarantee that RadarSync will have the driver you’re looking for, but it’s worth a try if you need to easily track one down and Windows Update isn’t cutting it.

  1. Sony has over 1GB of Windows 7 updates posted for the Vaio P. Looks like the bundle got bigger with some new Adobe DVD stuff tossed in as well.

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  2. I checked out RadarSync and they don’t have anything for my Eee PC 1000H, very strange if you ask me. Asus started the whole netbook thing.

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  3. There’s also a new site that’s dedicated to helping with Windows 7 driver issues that’s just coming online. We plan to provide even more step-by-step how-to videos and helpful tips.

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    1. Wish it was free. $30 is too much for me.

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  4. Kevin made this post. Why no comment from him on the misinformation re: RadarSync

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    1. Hi Travis. I was at a Cirque show last night when you made your comments, hence no response until this morning. You must be referring to RadarSync Premium, which is $30. That’s not what I covered in this post, so there’s no misinformation. The database of Windows 7 drivers has no fee involved.

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  5. Maybe I misunderstood your post. I thought one would input their model of PC and RadarSync would present a package of up to date drivers for that PC.

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