1.    04 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Midwest
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 x64

    Outdated device manager drivers - Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    I need help with my drivers as they aren't showing up right in Device manager. I have double or triple entries in some of the categories; I have provided a link or file so that you can see what mine looks like. If anyone could direct me in the right path that would be awesome! I think the reason for my mouse studders/issues and also performance issues in the many games that I play is the reason behind these Drivers. Below is a image that I captured with gyazo that lists my devices.

    https://gyazo.com/825cc09e1f38ba409bd23bd839c8aa08 <- (Device manager and problems w drivers)

    -BenQ XL2420Z 144hz
    -Logitech G403 Prodigy
    -Corsair Vengeance K95

    -When I fix the drivers that I need will the grayed out devices fix themselves/disappear in Device manager? Also, if/when I get my drivers all squared away and updated; let's say I have some grayed out devices that are still in those sections.. is it OK to uninstall those or not?

    -I also don't have any idea what those Microsoft streaming devices in Sound are? Could it be something I need to turn off in BIOS or?

    -Lastly, what's the deal with the WAN Miniports?

    (Edit: I had recently installed "Simple Driver Updater" to scan/check drivers. It found these drivers that were either obsolete or outdated. Listed below
    -Legacy device
    -PCI standard host CPU bridge
    -High precision event timer
    -Intel(R) Management Engine Interface
    -HID-compliant vendor-defined device
    -PCI Express Root Complex
    -Standard SATA AHCI Controller
    -Motherboard resources
    -HID-compliant vendor-defined device
    -Intel(R) 8 Series/C220 Series PCI Express Root Port #8 - 8C1E
    -Intel(R) 8 Series/C220 Series PCI Express Root Port #4 - 8C16
    -Intel(R) 8 Series/C220 Series PCI Express Root Port #1 - 8C10
    -Intel(R) Z87 LPC Controller - 8C44

    Thank-you!
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  2.    04 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts : 448
    Win10 Home x64 - 1709

    Hey Harris187,
    The greyed out ones won't just fix themselves, you need to uninstall them. After you uninstall them, you can do a Scan For Hardware Changes to double check if Windows thinks it needs any of them

    Keyboards / Mice & Other Pointing Devices / Monitors - Yes you can uninstall the greyed out ones

    Sound Video & Gaming Controllers - Yes you can uninstall the greyed out ones for Microsoft Streaming, but a good chance they'll just get put back at some point, so I'd just ignore them.

    Software Devices - I would NOT uninstall any greyed out ones

    Network Adapters - Do NOT uninstall any of the greyed out Wan Miniport ones.

    Mouse Issues - Check Logictech Support for your mouse driver and give it a try,

    Simple Driver Update - Never used it so can't comment on it.
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  3.    05 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 434
    Windows 10

    I would not fiddle about. There is nothing unusual there. Those are not outdated drivers, just some devices currently not connected.

    You will know whether you have used other Keyboards, Mice, Monitors. If you are never going to use those again you can uninstall those greyed out ones.

    If you know you make occasional use of something like another monitor, I would leave those.

    Likewise leave all those greyed out under Network adapters, Software devices, Sound, video and game controllers.
    They will come back anyway in due course (I have those as well).

    You seem to have mistakenly connected outdated drivers with the greyed out currently unconnected items and your other problems.
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  4.    05 Jul 2017 #4

    For the Corsair k95: DOWNLOADS

    Logitech G403: G403 - Logitech Support

    For the monitor, I wouldn't worry about installing the driver (which is from 2014). The generic one seems to handle high refresh rates ok.

    As others have said, don't go fiddling with devices too much.
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  5.    05 Jul 2017 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,866
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Harris187 View Post
    -When I fix the drivers that I need will the grayed out devices fix themselves/disappear in Device manager?
    In device Manager - select View - uncheck Show Hidden devices - grayed out will disappear.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harris187 View Post
    (Edit: I had recently installed "Simple Driver Updater" to scan/check drivers. It found these drivers that were either obsolete or outdated.
    And have you updated them then?
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  6.    06 Jul 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 1,042
    Windows 10 Pro

    I had recently installed "Simple Driver Updater"
    As stated, In Device Manager, go to View, and uncheck Show Hidden Devices. If you don't have any yellow flags next to devices, you do not need any drivers, unless your device is not working correctly.
    You do not need any 3rd party apps to get drivers. Just go to your Motherboard Manufactures Support/Download drivers https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/SABERTOOTH_Z87/HelpDesk_Download/ and download any drivers you need that have yellow flags in the Device Manager.
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