A discussion about updating drivers

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  1. Posts : 650
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       #21

    Hi

    I actually >>> RAN <<< it on my IP, it picked up a pile of Intel drivers ALLEGEDLY ready to update
    Xchecked in updates there NOT showing????

    These KB's appear to be RUN ONCE troubleshooters, and therefor do not appear within Installed Updates

    So the moral of the story SAVE it


    Roy
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  2. Posts : 213
    Thread Starter
       #22

    hawkman said:
    Hi

    I actually >>> RAN <<< it on my IP, it picked up a pile of Intel drivers ALLEGEDLY ready to update
    Xchecked in updates there NOT showing????

    These KB's appear to be RUN ONCE troubleshooters, and therefor do not appear within Installed Updates

    So the moral of the story SAVE it


    Roy
    Can you please explain more? What did you run and what happened? I don't understand quite everything. Thanks!
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  3. Posts : 213
    Thread Starter
       #23

    Does anyone know the difference between updating the drivers via Windows Update and Device Manager?
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  4. Posts : 19,240
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       #24

    doriandiaconu said:
    Does anyone know the difference between updating the drivers via Windows Update and Device Manager?
    WU sends what they think you need, thru device manager you can choose which compatible driver to install. Personally. I haven't found a single driver letting DM go to WU ti find it.
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #25

    I agree with those who say "don't update just for sake being updated". Many times I can recognize those who (my impression) check every day for latest updates and are somehow disappointed (..ah, nothing again..) if there are none.
    Ok, now and then, I check for some (hardware) updates too. That's in cases something doesn't work (for me) as it should. And before I execute (driver) update, I always read changelog: is my issue solved? No? Is there something else I would benefit about? Not really? Then why would I bother risking new trouble? Yes, it happened I needed to go back to older graphic driver.. and few days ago I also ditched latest Firefox browser and went back to v55 (issue solved).
    In short: I'm no "up to date addict" anymore -and my PC works just fine for years. Ah yes, my PC.. Win7 x64 SP1 -not updated!
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  6. Posts : 213
    Thread Starter
       #26

    CountMike said:
    WU sends what they think you need, thru device manager you can choose which compatible driver to install. Personally. I haven't found a single driver letting DM go to WU ti find it.
    I just gave it a try for the lulz and I found a couple of drivers that could've been updated and not seen by WU.
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  7. Posts : 650
    10 preview 64bit
       #27

    Hi
    If you follow my first post, there's a link to the KB in the thread.
    (note uncheck advanced)

    Roy
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  8. Posts : 983
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       #28

    Folks read the description of what the new video driver is intended to fix or do.
    Do you have that problem? If not don't get in a hurry to update.
    Just because a video driver is new doesn't mean you need it.
    With nVidia, many updates are for improvement for certain games.
    Read what the driver does not just that it is new.

    Jack
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  9. Posts : 19,240
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #29

    I might or might not have that problem, some older games just won't run complaining about some .DLLs. that could be it but they wouldn't run in W7 either. I'll still wait until official release.
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