Is there an easy way to keep all system drivers current?

  1. Posts : 50
    Windows 10

    Is there an easy way to keep all system drivers current?


    During the installation of Avast Anti-virus, I noticed that a lot of my system drivers are not up to date. Avast scanned them for me and reported that there were 11 of them that needed to be updated, and offered to update them for a monthly subscription, which really was not that expensive.

    Other than going to the device manager, and trying to update each one manually, is there a simpler way?

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  2. DeaconFrost's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    There are software applications that claim to do this for you, but I personally don't trust them. If drivers are working properly, there's isn't a big need to update them. My video card drivers are the only ones I update frequently, just because it is related to gaming performance.
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I kind of agree with what you say, and that's why I wanted to ask here. I think i will stay away from them.

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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    The 'My Computer" displayed information is: Dell Vosotro 3458

    The best method to update drivers is always from the computer manufacturer.

    If there are drivers that are not available from the computer manufacturer the next best source is the component manufacturer (Intel, Nvidia, AMD, Killer Networks, Realtek, etc.)

    Support for Vostro 3458 | Diagnostics | Dell US
    Click on: detect drivers:
    Let us analyze your system to find the latest updates.

    There were many Dell drivers updated in 2018.

    Dell SupportAssist for PCs and tablets | Dell US
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  5. Doc943's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home

    Is there an easy way to keep all system drivers current?

    I think the Windows driver certification and updates do just about everything I want it to but I do agree that the only one I push the update on is my graphics card driver for gaming purposes. I've tried some of the pay/share/free ware stuff and they hook you into a false sense of insecurity and woe-is-your-world if you fail to keep up with them. However, if your hardware is working perfectly fine, then look for something else to do, like how defragged is total defragged or how many memchecks does it take check your mem [emoji13]
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  6. swarfega's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    I usually manually check the drivers from time to time. Its something that you don't really need to do very often.
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  7. DeaconFrost's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    I didn't notice that it was a Dell. I use Dell Command Update to check for driver updates, but that is an OEM system that has all of it's drivers released by the OEM. I wouldn't ever trust a utility to do this task on a system I have built.
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  8. Clintlgm's Avatar
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    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1

    Yes, know where you hardware driver come from and check a couple of times a year for updates. Unless you are experiencing issues there is no good reason to update any drivers, and if there is you'll be notified. MHO
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