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Installing Drivers from windows update


Cracker619

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I have windows 8.1 and i when i check for updates it ONLY gives me updates for windows defender and nothing else(just sometimes it gave updates for windows 8.1 ) and i wanted to find out if this was indeed normal or are there updates available that i am not getting , also to add i had acquired many updates in a 100 MB pack last night which i installed but i want to know about these windows defender definition updates because i am getting them daily in 400-800 kb's
Thanks in advance :)
 

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MaXimus

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you should never touch Drivers from Windows update. Always get them from the manufacturer. I can't count the times when I've seen people's computer especially their WIFI losing connectivity after they update their drives from Windows updates
 

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CountMike

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In Windows Update, if there are some newer drivers they'll show under "Optional Updates" but as Maximus said, often they are wrong but also just vary basic drivers only to get stuff working and nothing else like programs for adjusting their work etc.
 

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crawfish

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you should never touch Drivers from Windows update. Always get them from the manufacturer.
+1000. The only thing to do for drivers offered by Windows Update is to right-click and "Hide" them so they're no longer offered, same as you do for all the Bing crap that gets offered in multiple versions the first three or four times you manually initiate Windows Update. You are doing it manually, right, and not letting it update automatically, so that you can vet each update that is to be installed, right?
 

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CountMike

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All my Windows updates are set to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them", after finding what they are supposed to update (if I haven't seen update bulletin in advance) only than I let them go trough and even than after making new System Restore point.
 

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    AMD FX 6350Be @4.8GHz
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    Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3
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    8GB Kingston 1866
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    MSI AMD R7 260 oc
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    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    Kingston V300 120GB SSD
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    Bunch of backup HDDs.
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    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
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    CM Dragon Tower
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#6
You can do this---

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