Updating drivers


  1. Posts : 37
    Win 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1 Build 19043.1348
       #1

    Updating drivers


    Windows update is offering many driver updates. Is it safe to allow them to install? In past years on Win 7 I was told no. If not, does Asus have an update tool to find and install these?

    I know I can use the Asus website, but I would need to compare version numbers and just download only what is new. I would think there is an easier way.
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  2. Posts : 541
    win 10
       #2

    Hi me personally do not update any drivers to me if not broke don’t fix it.
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  3. Posts : 39,954
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #3

    Most end users are able to use Windows without problems that require micro management.

    These are steps that you can perform:
    1) make free backup images
    2) make restore points
    3) export drivers
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  4. Posts : 5,816
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #4

    With drivers and updates.... the "if it ain't broke" mantra is why many wind up with PC issues

    Just sayin'

    Anyway, I manually manage my drivers where necessary - GPU, motherboards, hardware drivers, and let Windows handle others. That me.

    At the end, yes, you should update drivers. Good luck.
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  5. Posts : 17,612
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
       #5

    Riley7 said:
    Windows update is offering many driver updates. Is it safe to allow them to install? In past years on Win 7 I was told no. If not, does Asus have an update tool to find and install these?

    I know I can use the Asus website, but I would need to compare version numbers and just download only what is new. I would think there is an easier way.


    Just go here... choose Windows 10 64 bit, and all the newest drivers are at the top.
    Pretty much the main ones you need to keep up to date are the Chipset and SATA drivers.

    So you probably only need two drivers.
    For the rest... don't worry about them unless you have a problem with something.

    ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING | Gaming Motherboard | ASUS USA



    As for the BIOS... I usually wait till I'm like 3-5 BIOSs out of date and then flash the BIOS.
    In your case, if your BIOS is older than version 1401, it's probably time to flash the BIOS.
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