1.    08 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
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    Windows Update Query


    I got a message of new updates available today which includes "Windows Defender" as usual. But there was one more which is.

    "NVIDIA - Display - 12/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - 21.21.13.7653"

    Is it trying to update my Nvidia Drivers? I'm still using version 368.81 which was updated on 14/07/2016.

    Should I update it or let it be?
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  2.    08 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,427
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Yes, that's update to your GPU driver. MS gets drivers from HW manufacturers so it actually comes from Nvidia. Personally I like to have all latest drivers but I get them straight form manufacturer's sites. Occasionally latest driver does not equal greatest but it could always be returned to earlier version.
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  3.    08 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2016
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Yes, that's update to your GPU driver. MS gets drivers from HW manufacturers so it actually comes from Nvidia. Personally I like to have all latest drivers but I get them straight form manufacturer's sites. Occasionally latest driver does not equal greatest but it could always be returned to earlier version.
    So you are suggesting I should get the driver from Nvidia's website. I can get something from Jan cause my current drivers are from July 2016. Cause I have heard downloading drivers from Win update causes issues.

    Thanks for the reply.
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  4.    08 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2014
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    Yes, it's almost always better to get drivers directly from the source.
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