Upgrading software in 'Device Manager'.


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Peter Jason

Win 7 Sp1

I go to 'Computer Management' and then to 'Device
Manager' and then I go down all the devices one by
one for their 'properties' and then the check for
upgrades. I did this yesterday and only one came
up as renewable (the TV card).

Can this be automated?


Peter
 
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charlie

Win 7 Sp1

I go to 'Computer Management' and then to 'Device
Manager' and then I go down all the devices one by
one for their 'properties' and then the check for
upgrades. I did this yesterday and only one came
up as renewable (the TV card).

Can this be automated?


Peter
"Can this be automated?"
Sort of!
It depends upon how you want to go about things.
Windows update often has some updated drivers. (To use them or the OEM
drivers is another decision.)
There are driver updates (even automated) available via the web, and
there is, naturally, vendor/OEM web sites and update services.

Personally, I don't bother - unless there is a problem.
(If it ain't broke, etc.)
 
N

Nil

Can this be automated?
I don't know if it can, but it shouldn't. There's no need to update
device drivers unless they address a specific issue that pertains to
you. It's certainly not anything that you should do without
consideration.
 
K

Ken Blake

There's no need to update
device drivers unless they address a specific issue that pertains to
you. It's certainly not anything that you should do without
consideration.

I completely agree, and let me add that it's not just that there is no
need; it's also that upgrading drivers without a real need to is
dangerous. An upgraded driver can create a problem that didn't exist
in the older version.
 
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Rob

I completely agree, and let me add that it's not just that there is no
need; it's also that upgrading drivers without a real need to is
dangerous. An upgraded driver can create a problem that didn't exist
in the older version.
+1
 

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