Driver Detective promises a free scan that will fix all your problems. As with so many other online offers, it turns out that all it does is point out your problems and tell you it will fix them, for a price. Removing the software is a relatively simple procedure; and while Driver Detective is harmless, after the frustration of not getting what you were promised, removing Driver Detective from your computer will make you feel better.
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Remove Driver Detective from Windows by going to "Start" on your computer and select "Control panel." Find "Programs" and select "Uninstall a program." Wait for the list to populate with names of all the programs that are available to uninstall using Windows. Find and select "Driver Detective" and click on "uninstall." Follow the onscreen prompts to remove the program.
Go to "Start" and select "Control panel." Find "System and maintenance" then select the "Back up your computer" option. Select "Create a restore point or change settings." Select the "C" drive or the drive with "OS" in the front of its name. Select "Create." If problems occur after deletion, go through these steps and choose "Repair windows using system restore" instead of "Create a restore point or change settings."
Check for left over files. Go to "Start," select "Computer" then select "Program files." Scan the list for any files with the name "Driver Detective." If it is in the list, select and delete it. Restart your computer and run a search for "Driver Detective." Go to "Start" and type "Driver Detective" in the "Start search" bar at the bottom of the menu and click "Enter." Select and delete any files named "Driver Detective." Restart the computer.
Run one more search to make sure it is indeed gone forever. Next time try a freeware program called "Update all drivers 2.1" from Registry Cleaner software to update or replace missing drivers. (See Resources)
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