posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 06:19 PM
I've been gone for a long time, but I had to share this information because it saved me some cash. Just today I had to get a new hard drive for my
aging laptop and reinstall Windows XP. This is a simple task because the manufacturers usually have all the required hardware drivers available on
their website. Unfortunately it was my bad luck that this particular company didn't want to give the very crititcal chipset drivers away for free
(These drivers are require for your PC to run at maximum efficiency). After asking around on their forums I discovered that this company wants you to
pay them money for a CD in order to get these drivers. Needless to say I was mad. No way am I going to pay them for what is supposed to be free.
How did I solve my problem? Well I know that this isn't the only laptop in the world running on this particular chipset. Many, many, other companies
have used this chipset for their laptops, and they seem to have the drivers freely available. I simply downloaded the chipset drivers from a
competitor and they installed just fine. Device Manager says no drivers are missing and my PC is running at top speed.
So the next time you're dealing with technical support and they're just begging you to fork over the cash, get creative. Look for another way around
your problem before you give in. I never pay money unless I've run out of options.
Stick it to the man!!
Thanks for reading.