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Updating Drivers

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Okay, so when I started my pc adventure my friend installed driver booster. I've been using it for years now, what's the non-noob way to update drivers?

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Get drivers from the manufacturers websites, never use software like driver booster.  The major critical ones most people would be updating are GPU drivers.  Besides that I tend to leave the rest to Windows update, and if I need a new BIOS for my motherboard do that myself.

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Windows already updates any drivers it needs to.

You don't need to touch anything yourself.

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, Snipergod87 said:

Get drivers from the manufacturers websites, never use software like driver booster.  The major critical ones most people would be updating are GPU drivers.  Besides that I tend to leave the rest to Windows update, and if I need a new BIOS for my motherboard do that myself.

Does the "GeForce Experience" cover GPU drivers? I remember back in 2014, I had to manually install a driver update for an old Nvidia card. So I should just use windows update and GeForce Experience for new GPUs? How will I be able to tell when I need to update my drivers?

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On 3/26/2019 at 7:55 AM, Redrooster said:

Does the "GeForce Experience" cover GPU drivers? I remember back in 2014, I had to manually install a driver update for an old Nvidia card. So I should just use windows update and GeForce Experience for new GPUs? How will I be able to tell when I need to update my drivers?

GFE is ok. But in honest, no driver really needs to updated until something doesn't work as expected. I haven't updated my GPU drivers in 1+ year. Mainly since I don't play newest games. Other drivers are updated by Windows, or prompt for updating when new version is available (Steelseries mouse).


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