Windows 10: receiving multiple update patches...is this normal? Solved

  1.    07 Jan 2017 #1

    receiving multiple update patches...is this normal?


    been receiving a lot of patches recently. some as small as 245kb all the way to 300mb.. i was maybe suspecting it has something to do with using a new driver updater called "driver easy" maybe not.. is this normal? and another question is, where in the pc can i view recent installed patches
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       07 Jan 2017 #2

    Can't comment on Driver Easy as I really don't believe in these types of products. I find not having control on drivers inevitably leads to issues and unless they are broke I don't update. My opinion.

    Open settings, click on Update and Security, third line underneath title "Update Status" is update history.
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  3.    08 Jan 2017 #3

    since ive already used driver easy to update some drivers..is it safe to uninstall it now? iam thinking what you said in your reply..i rather rely on windows update service
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  4.    08 Jan 2017 #4

    Pathfinder said: View Post
    since ive already used driver easy to update some drivers..is it safe to uninstall it now? iam thinking what you said in your reply..i rather rely on windows update service
    Yeah, sure, just uninstall it as cleanly as possible, with Revo uninstaller, I had that "driver easy" leave a mess in registry.
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  5. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       08 Jan 2017 #5

    For the record I don't let Windows update my drivers either. Updating drivers on the latest and greatest hardware may be fine but I find, again one man's opinion, on the older gear it just leads to heart break. Yes at some point a driver may cause issues and I update it. Others like video I update when I'm ready, backup, Image and restore point in hand.

    I let Windows update Windows software which I think that is a good way to go but of course, if you apply patches to 300 million machines with countless combinations of hardware and software some of these are going to fail. That is where OS Imaging and Macrium Reflect come to the rescue.

    To shut off Window driver updates... (This processes is reversible by clicking Yes instead of no.)

    Stop Windows Updating Drivers
    Right click on Windows Start
    Click on Control Panel
    Click on System and Security
    Click on System
    Click on Advance system settings
    Click on Hardware tab
    Click on Device Installation Settings
    Click on No
    A menu appears (first time) click Never Install driver software.
    You may get a warning. Click the option that says I’ll take care of it (not exact words)
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  6.    08 Jan 2017 #6

    Doesn't that also kill discovering new HW and installing drivers for it ? I have a lot of older HW which I couldn't find drivers for otherwise.
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  7. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1607
       08 Jan 2017 #7

    Interesting point. It likely does and I will have to investigate. I usually disable after I'm up and running. Agree old divers are hard to get from "Reliable" sources.

    What I trying to avoid is the new driver that has been developed for some new architecture that my old machine doesn't have. I know the vendors do some testing but highly unlikely anyone goes back and does extensive testing.

    Yours is an excellent point and something to consider for all reading. Thanks for raising.
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  8.    08 Jan 2017 #8

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Interesting point. It likely does and I will have to investigate. I usually disable after I'm up and running. Agree old divers are hard to get from "Reliable" sources.

    What I trying to avoid is the new driver that has been developed for some new architecture that my old machine doesn't have. I know the vendors do some testing but highly unlikely anyone goes back and does extensive testing.

    Yours is an excellent point and something to consider for all reading. Thanks for raising.
    I like it the way W10 finds drivers for new HW and installs them fast if connected to internet. There's a lot of HW that goes thru my hands so it's a handy feature.
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  9.    08 Jan 2017 #9

    thx for the input gents. ive uninstalled driver easy. ill probaley wont turn off update because never know i may need a patch or what not.
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