Yes, thanks to P&P (Plug and Play), in the beginning we used to call it Plug and Pray as it was not as reliable as today.A good example are the Realtek audio drivers(which get new filters from time to time): my desktop is hooked up with my HDTV thru HDMI instead of the analog jack, so the Realtek control panel doesn't even show up like it does on my laptop. So in my case updating such is a total waste of time and bandwidth being they'll never be used. HID drivers for keyboard and mouse, monitor, disk drivers haven't changed since 2006. Drivers should not be confused with firmware like in the case of Hdds and SSDs. The driver is the "translator" that tells the OS kernel and software how to communicate with the hardware, firmware is software to control a device. In general a driver is a kernel module that talks to hardware; firmware is software that runs on the hardware that talks to the driver. So a driver that's over 10 years old does not mean it's outdated. It also depends how these so called "Driver Updater Utillities" find their drivers: by date or by version number. By date is usually where a site puts the driver in it's catalogue, a version number can be a generic driver tuned a bit for a specific PC; like a LENOVO H530 and a LENOVO H530s.In addition to that, drivers themselves are not to be confused with complete package that they come in together with their controls and control panels. If you look in device manager for a driver for particular part, in it's Driver tab you can see real version of that driver which doesn't have to correspond to version number in downloaded driver. There are times when driver itself, ie. it's version does not change at all but it's controls do or some feature for setting the device change only. Some driver files you download do not contain anything new (drivers wise) for your particular piece of HW but only add drivers for a newer version of it. If that's the case, there's no point in updating drivers as they stay same for that (older) HW. Manufacturers make packages like that to save on their distribution and there's no guarantee you'll get newest ones. It could be seen in .INF files in the package.