Updating a driver

Posted by / 18-Aug-2017 00:47

Updating a driver

Applies to: Windows 10 1803 (tbd, codename RS4) Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators update, codename RS3) Windows 10 1703 (Creators update, codename RS2) Windows 10 1607 (Anniversary update, codename RS1) / Windows Server 2016 (codename RS1) Windows 10 1511 (November update, codename TH2) Windows 10 1507 (RTM, codename TH1) Windows 8.1/Windows 2012 R2 Windows 8/Windows 2012 Windows 7 SP1/Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Windows Vista/Windows 2008 As a Premier Field Engineer (PFE), I get to go on-site and from time to time, I get to troubleshoot Windows and Windows Servers that are having reliability and performance problems.

Q: When should you update your driver(s) and firmware? Stop Error, Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), and for you *nix IT admin's Kernel Panic), the easiest thing to do what?

You have just bought a new computer or someone gives you a laptop as a gift? After reinstalling the operating system, you find out that there are some devices not working such as no sound, no Wifi.

It's because these devices do not have the right driver.

We see your issues, that is the reason why we create Driver Identifier.

If it does, and you are still under warranty and/or support, please open a case with your 3rd party OEM vendor.

Here are a few examples: Friday Support: How to update your drivers and software https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/smallbusiness/2013/03/08/friday-support-how-to-update-your-drivers-and-software/ Updating Firmware for Disk Drives in Windows Server 2016 (TP4) https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2016/01/25/updating-firmware-for-disk-drives-in-windows-server-2016-tp4/ Keeping Surface Firmware Updated with Configuration Manager https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/thejoncallahan/2016/06/20/keeping-surface-firmware-updated-with-configuration-manager/ Stop hurting yourself by: Not applying the non-security updates for Windows and Windows Server.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/yongrhee/2018/03/12/stop-hurting-yourself-by-not-applying-the-non-security-updates-for-windows-and-windows-server/ Stop hurting yourself by: Disabling IPv6, why do you really do it?

Q: What if my 3rd party OEM hasn’t updated the driver/firmware hosted on their website, but the 3rd party OEM hardware manufacturer has a newer version?

A: You probably know that your 3rd party OEM vendor doesn’t support those (3rd party OEM hardware manufacturer) drivers.

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The graphics driver is system software that controls a computer's video adapter (sometimes called a Adobe does not support the installation of graphics drivers and provides the information in this document only as a courtesy.

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