Windows 10: Does Windows 10 Have a Driver Problem?

  1. Cluster Head's Avatar
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       16 Dec 2015 #1

    Does Windows 10 Have a Driver Problem?


    Users still having problems with Windows 10 drivers

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    Back in July, when Microsoft started pushing the Windows 10 upgrade to users, the company explained that some could have to wait a little bit longer for the new OS because of the compatibility issues that might exist on their PCs, including here old driver software that could prevent certain hardware from working correctly.

    Eventually, Windows 10 has become available for the majority of Windows 7 and 8.1 users, who can get it free of charge, but compatibility issues still exist. And when it comes to drivers, there is a huge problem.

    First and foremost, it’s the number of issues that faulty drivers could cause on your PC.

    Judging from the amount of complaints posted in the Windows 10 Feedback app, there are plenty of users who are getting BSODs all of a sudden because of buggy graphics or any other drivers. Microsoft has specifically worked with some companies, including NVIDIA, to develop 100 percent compatible drivers for Windows 10, but despite all these efforts, some are still having a hard time using their PCs.
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  2.    16 Dec 2015 #2

    Yes, Windows 10 has a driver problem. Most new operating systems do. Device drivers ultimately come from the device manufacturer and it takes time for them to properly understand the new OS and develop good drivers. Writing drivers for a complex device like a video system is not a simple thing. And if you get it wrong you have a system failure, not a failure localized to an individual application.
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  3.    16 Dec 2015 #3

    Creative in particular has always made very flaky drivers. As far back as Windows 98, there were nothing but problems... once you finally got them installed and configured right, you didn't want to mess with them.
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       16 Dec 2015 #4

    I will not say faulty but rather generic drivers which only works with limited capacity. You should get the proper drivers from hardware manufacturer's website.
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  6.    18 Dec 2015 #6

    badrobot said: View Post
    I will not say faulty but rather generic drivers which only works with limited capacity. You should get the proper drivers from hardware manufacturer's website.
    The worry is though that Windows Update may try and update a driver itself despite already having a manufacturers driver which is working perfectly well on Windows 10. Luckily it hasn't dealt me any of these rude shocks yet. I worry that my Nvidia GPU driver will get hit at some point. The driver is about 3 months old but works fantastically well, I see no need to change it unless there is a compelling reason to do so. Trouble is I know Nvidia release GPU driver updates every time the wind changes. And not all these driver updates work well. So I would hate MS to update these. I don't want to turn the feature off as it was very useful when I got a generic Bluetooth dongle. But I want the choice on whether to take a driver update.
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       18 Dec 2015 #7

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    The worry is though that Windows Update may try and update a driver itself despite already having a manufacturers driver which is working perfectly well on Windows 10. Luckily it hasn't dealt me any of these rude shocks yet. I worry that my Nvidia GPU driver will get hit at some point. The driver is about 3 months old but works fantastically well, I see no need to change it unless there is a compelling reason to do so. Trouble is I know Nvidia release GPU driver updates every time the wind changes. And not all these driver updates work well. So I would hate MS to update these. I don't want to turn the feature off as it was very useful when I got a generic Bluetooth dongle. But I want the choice on whether to take a driver update.
    There was an app released by MS before called "wushowhide" which is supposed to address this issue. Have a look at Brink's tut:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
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