Windows 10: A discussion about updating drivers

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  1.    05 Jan 2018 #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 : 196
    Windows 10 Insider Build 17035 / Ubuntu 17.10
    Thread Starter
       05 Jan 2018 #22

    hawkman said: View Post
    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 : 196
    Windows 10 Insider Build 17035 / Ubuntu 17.10
    Thread Starter
       06 Jan 2018 #23

    Does anyone know the difference between updating the drivers via Windows Update and Device Manager?
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  4.    06 Jan 2018 #24

    doriandiaconu said: View Post
    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 7 64bit
       06 Jan 2018 #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 : 196
    Windows 10 Insider Build 17035 / Ubuntu 17.10
    Thread Starter
       06 Jan 2018 #26

    CountMike said: View Post
    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.    06 Jan 2018 #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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  • Posts : 986
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       06 Jan 2018 #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
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  •    06 Jan 2018 #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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