Windows 10: How to let Windows search for ALL new drivers for ALL devices?


  1. Posts : 146
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       21 Oct 2015 #1

    How to let Windows search for ALL new drivers for ALL devices?


    Windows 10 should find new drivers through the update mechanism, which doesnt work always though. And if you go into device manager and click on a device and do a look for new drivers, it always finds new ones with a high chance. But it' just stupid to click all 100 devices single through. Isnt there a smart way to do this? Why isnt there an option for search and download all devices drivers.
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  2.    21 Oct 2015 #2

    Update drivers from Device manager looks for drivers at MS only, whichever drivers were sent to MS from manufacturers. Many are complaining that MS pushes new drivers on their computers, even if they don't want to, so there's automatic driver update as soon as new ones become available at MS.
    There are programs like: Download SlimDrivers - MajorGeeks that check for driver updates at other places but are not a full substitute for checking for drivers at manufacturer's sites. There are other ones but some will ask for payment when they find them.
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  3. Posts : 146
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       21 Oct 2015 #3

    You didnt understood. Yes I want to do that and there needs to be a way to do this. I want a database QUERY on the MS servers ON all DEVICES. IT doesnt do this automatically and clicking through all system devices doesnt make sense. There needs to be a way to kick in that search which should be in the system but doesnt get triggered very often.
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  4.    21 Oct 2015 #4

    mkdr said: View Post
    You didnt understood. Yes I want to do that and there needs to be a way to do this. I want a database QUERY on the MS servers ON all DEVICES. IT doesnt do this automatically and clicking through all system devices doesnt make sense. There needs to be a way to kick in that search which should be in the system but doesnt get triggered very often.
    Sorry but I don't think it's possible and Windows don't have anything like that built in, third party programs only but none of them are 100% safe and that is probably what stops MS from doing same thing.
    As I said before, Windows do check for up to date status of any driver they have new driver for any particular part but only in their data base and MS wouldn't take responsibility (and I don't blame them) for anything going bad because of drivers that they didn't check themselves (WDM).
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.48)
       21 Oct 2015 #5

    You don't have to search for every single system device one-by-one! All these are part of the Chipset drivers, so visit Intel or AMD, get latest drivers, install them and you should be OK for long time. Manufacturers don't update drivers every few days! And even if they did, newer driver has hardly something new to add, so don't expect any performance improvement. Let alone the fact that it is risky to update chipset drivers if you don't need to! If it works, don't fix it, as the wise say.

    For a full update of your drivers, all you need is Chipset, Graphics, Audio, LAN/WiFi/Bluetooth and any peripheral such as printer. There are less than 10 things to download, so do it manually is a lot safer.
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  6. Posts : 146
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       21 Oct 2015 #6

    Sigh.............. when I ask something on this forum there is reason I do this, so please dont tell me that I dont need this. I need if I am asking and there are reasons why. There is no chipset driver for this specific tablet, where the manufactor is some chinese oem one which doesnt give driver updates. Using a 3700 atom chipset package from other suppliers does not work because of different oem inf files. And driver packages for 3700 atom are old by intel, the ones on the ms server are newer.
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  7.    21 Oct 2015 #7

    mkdr said: View Post
    Sigh.............. when I ask something on this forum there is reason I do this, so please dont tell me that I dont need this. I need if I am asking and there are reasons why. There is no chipset driver for this specific tablet, where the manufactor is some chinese oem one which doesnt give driver updates. Using a 3700 atom chipset package from other suppliers does not work because of different oem inf files. And driver packages for 3700 atom are old by intel, the ones on the ms server are newer.
    Sorry again but not all wishes can come true.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.48)
       21 Oct 2015 #8

    If you can find latest drivers from the manufacturer, then install these. Any Vista or newer driver should work in Windows 10. The only problem is that Windows Update will try replacing old drivers and may screw things. So you have to hide any driver updates from Windows Update to avoid this. Look at this thread.
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