Windows 10: Should I update driver or not?

Discus and support Should I update driver or not? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; In Device Manager under Network Adapter I have the Realtek PCIe Gbe Family Controller. The date of the driver is 9/4/2015 so it is quite an old driver... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by sportsfan148, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. Should I update driver or not?


    In Device Manager under Network Adapter I have the Realtek PCIe Gbe Family Controller. The date of the driver is 9/4/2015 so it is quite an old driver but it states that "this device is working properly" and I'm having absolutely no issues or problems with it at all. Its a clean installation done 3 weeks ago and it is the driver that was set up by Windows during the clean install.
    I know from past experience that if I click on Update Driver in Device Manager that a newer driver will be installed. A newer driver has been available for several months now. There are probably plenty of other newer device drivers for other devices too if I went through them all and checked.
    What do you guys do in this situation? Do you leave well alone because everything is working correctly? Or do you let Device Manager update the driver?
    I have Windows configured to allow it to Update Drivers so Why doesn't Windows Update download the driver automatically as Microsoft must be aware that there is a newer driver...because clicking on Update Driver will find and install it?
    My PC is a Dell PC. I also see that there is a newer driver version listed on their website for my PC...a lot of folks on here seem to recommend using Device Manager/Update Driver although I know you can also use the PC manufacturers website too

    :)
     
    sportsfan148, Nov 26, 2019
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  2. Windows update keeps replacing ALPS Touchpad driver with a Synaptics driver.

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. Appreciate your interest in using Windows 10.

    I suggest you to uninstall and delete the previous drivers and the latest drivers for the touchpad and install the required version of the driver from Device Manager by following the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + X and select Device Manager from the list.
    • Expand the Touch pad driver.
    • Right click on the driver and click on update/install.
    • Select the required version from the on-screen prompts.

    And for the problem with the installation of printer drivers, I suggest you to run the Windows Update troubleshooter by following the steps below:

    • Type “Troubleshooting” in search box and press Enter.
    • Click on “View All” option on top left pane.
    • Select “Windows Update” from the list and follow the prompts for troubleshooting.

    Hope the information is helpful. Feel free to
    write to us for any other assistance with Windows, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Nov 26, 2019
    #2
  3. Windows update reverted display to MS Basic Display Driver

    Hi,

    Normally, this issue occurs when the drivers were being corrupted or updated after the recent update. Since you've already tried to install the latest driver, we suggest that you roll back to the previous driver and check if it helps to resolve the issue. To
    do this, kindly follow the steps below:

    • Open Device Manager.
    • Double-click the device for which you want to roll back to the previous version of the driver, and then click
      Properties.
    • Under the Driver tab, select Roll Back Driver.
    • Select OK.

    Let us know how it goes after performing the suggested steps.
     
    Eileen Gal, Nov 26, 2019
    #3
  4. btarunr Win User

    Should I update driver or not?

    Intel Readies P55 Chipset B3 Stepping Update

    Intel's is readying a hardware update for its P55 Express chipset, currently the only core-logic for the company's brand new socket LGA-1156 processor platform. The new B3 stepping of the P55 PCH will bring with it a little more than new MM number and S-spec numbers. A list of changes is as follows:
    • New MM number and S-spec numbers for the converted products;
    • Firmware and minor BIOS updates are required with the conversion;
    • Processor MRC/microcode update required to enable future processors;
    • Recommended storage driver upgrade from Intel MSM 8.9 to Intel RST 9.5.
    Although it is listed that the MRC update enables 'future processors', Intel, in a statement issued to X-bit labs assured that the current B2 stepping of the chipset (found on current socket LGA-1156 motherboards) does not leave out support for any of Intel's new LGA-1156 processors that are slated for release in the very near future. The dual-core "Clarkale" 32 nm processor will be supported by both B2 and B3 steppings of the chipset.

    P55 B3 stepping is pin-identical to P55 B2, and hence motherboard vendors will not have to come up with new designs. Sampling of the new stepping began as early as on October 02, 2009, and it is scheduled for shipment to manufacturers by the 7th of December, 2009. P55 is the performance core-logic for the LGA-1156 platform. It supports Core i5 and Core i7 "Lynnfield" processors with discrete graphics.

    Source: X-bit labs
     
    btarunr, Nov 26, 2019
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