Sunday, November 01, 2020

Microsoft Removes Driver Updates

Here we go again.

Recently, the press was filled with headlines about Microsoft removing driver updates from the Windows Device Manager.

Microsoft has removed a useful driver updating feature from Windows 10 

So when is the last time YOU went to the Device Manager and searched for a driver?

Did Microsoft really do this? Yes. Does it matter? Not really. Did they actually make an improvement? Probably.

What they did is they moved the driver updates to the Windows Update process that most everybody uses.

Here's a comment from one of the above articles:
The new method via Windows Update seems to work great though, but you can't search specifically for that device/part. But i guess if nothing shows up, it means you're already up to date.
And they didn't (yet) push them on you.

Here's how it looks now in Windows Update:

I think that's an improvement.

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