Driver updating software?

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  1. Posts : 21,424
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #11

    f14tomcat said:
    Simply put, drivers are best left up to the system to manage, and then to the Vendor. Any other source is superfluous and potentially dangerous.

    A common term for 3rd party Driver Updaters or Boosters or Do-it-alls is Snake Oil, in any language.
    100% agree ..... between the PC manufacturer, Windows, and possibly the device manufacturer - I can find what I need. I don't use those third party snake-oil driver updater apps
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  2. Posts : 7,456
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #12

    You don't use any third-party stuff, if I recall correctly.
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  3. Posts : 21,424
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #13

    Matthew Wai said:
    You don't use any third-party stuff, if I recall correctly.
    Actually, I selectively use lots of third party apps.
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  4. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #14

    Driver Updaters sound like a great idea, or should I say more realistically, sound too good to be true/effective/useful/non-destructive or simply trusted to not infect or wreck your PC?

    Personally, I would avoid all of them like the plague and would exhaust all other potential avenues as others have mentioned.

    This post describes a useful and practical approach to search for drivers by HardwareID.

    My UMBus Enumerator is showing up as an unknown device with no driver
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  5. Posts : 271
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (20H2) / Linux Mint 20 64-bit (Cinnamon)
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       #15

    I'm having an hard time finding a driver for my monitor, Windows 10 says its a Generic PnP Monitor and it's a Samsung C27HG70 27" WQHD.
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  6. Posts : 21,424
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #16

    kuyenmotdivad said:
    I'm having an hard time finding a driver for my monitor, Windows 10 says its a Generic PnP Monitor and it's a Samsung C27HG70 27" WQHD.
    You did not look on the Samsung website??
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  7. Posts : 271
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (20H2) / Linux Mint 20 64-bit (Cinnamon)
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       #17

    steve108 said:
    You did not look on the Samsung website??
    Yes but only drivers there are from 2017.
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  8. Posts : 56,062
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #18

    kuyenmotdivad said:
    Yes but only drivers there are from 2017.
    If it's like my 27" Samsung, the drivers for the monitor only offer an alternative for the sound in the monitor's speakers. All else is handled by the GPU and the audio that comes with it or the sound card. I wouldn't be concerned. I stopped trying to mess with it, not any gain. Let it use the generic, they are fine.
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  9. Posts : 21,424
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #19

    kuyenmotdivad said:
    Yes but only drivers there are from 2017.
    That's probably good enough.
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  10. Posts : 271
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (20H2) / Linux Mint 20 64-bit (Cinnamon)
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       #20

    Okay cheers guys, I won't use a driver updater, will leave as-is. to avoid headaches
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