Windows 10: In general, which one is the better source for updating device driver? Solved

  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home x64
       19 Nov 2017 #1

    In general, which one is the better source for updating device driver?


    When updating driver on laptop, which option is generally better?

    1. Updating from Windows Update
    2. From the laptop OEM (Asus, Dell, HP, etc)
    3. From the device manufacturer (Nvidia, AMD, Realtek, etc)

    I read on Intel or Nvidia website, they actually recommend to use driver from your laptop OEM.
    Is it a good advice?

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  2.    19 Nov 2017 #2

    I would use the laptop manufacturer OEM drivers, if they have them available for Windows 10. Then let Windows Update do the updates from those.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    19 Nov 2017 #3

    1. - in general
    As a general rule, if there's no problem, leave well alone.

    Only if there's a problem:
    2. - might be worth checking esp. for older versions if there's a problem with what MS delivers- which may the case if you install an OS for which there's no manufacturer approval or support.
    3. - there may be a valid Nvidia update even if Windows update says your device is up to date.

    Case 1:
    I found one finger and chiral (circular scrolling) no longer worked on my touchpad. This is not uncommon. The latest driver doesn't help. I found an older version- with difficulty- actually for a DELL Alienware laptop- and now have full funtionality (v16 vs v19 if I recall).

    Case 2:
    The Realtek driver supplied by Win update had no sound enhancements or equaliser.
    I downloaded a driver directly from Realtek, and these features became available.

    (See my specs below).
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       19 Nov 2017 #4

    Thanks for the replies
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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