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    Question To Update Drivers, a Shakespearean Question?

    In Susan Bradley's Patch Watch of Windows Secrets Newsletter Issue 2013-03-07, in the paragraph "How to update hardware drivers — if needed", she states (unless there are some typo's,) that
    It’s rarely a good idea to update drivers for no specific reason.
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    All PCs run better with up-to-date drivers.
    Erm ... wouldn't having my pc run better be a good specific reason to update drivers?
    Am I the only one to think that Susan's two statements, taken together, are very confusing?




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    IMHO and that of some others here is that you don't mess with drivers unless something is not working correctly. HTH
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Yes, you are.
    The rest of us know that she is a blond.
    Do you "Believe"? Do you vote? Please Read:
    LEARN something today so you can TEACH something tomorrow.
    DETAIL in your question promotes DETAIL in my answer.
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    I tend to update drivers when I become aware of an update but I don't actively check for updates on a regular basis. In the rare event of an issue with a driver update, I resort to the following fixes in this order:
    Roll back driver using Device Manager
    System Restore
    Backup Image restore

    To each his own

    Jerry

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    I leave my drivers alone unless I get a blue screen or other error that leads me that route...

    Most importantly though, don't always expect Windows Update to provide the CORRECT driver for your hardware.

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    Actually, I've had good luck using Microsoft's Windows update Drivers. I don't believe its the problem it used to be.

    Jerry

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