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Windows 10 question on driver updates

Postby Executioner » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:34 pm

Do you guys turn off driver updates? I forgot that 10 is set to install them, but I remember reading that it may cause issues with certain hardware.

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Re: Windows 10 question on driver updates

Postby FlyingPenguin » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:24 pm

Me personally I don't disable driver downloads. I've never had a problem with it yet although I know there have been a few problems. I pretty much dates back to even Windows 7.

I figure since I image my machine every week if I ever have a problem I'll just roll it back and block the update.

In general I think it's a good thing to update drivers. Something like your lan driver which could have a bug in it that can compromise your system or cause issues, and that's not something you're likely to update yourself ever.

Most of the time Windows driver updates are fine. The few times there have been an issue has usually been with video drivers from Nvidia or AMD.
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Re: Windows 10 question on driver updates

Postby Losbot » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:39 pm

What are you using to image weekly?

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Re: Windows 10 question on driver updates

Postby FlyingPenguin » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:17 pm

Acronis True Image 2016. It's on a schedule. Once a week around 4am it images the whole boot drive to a spare internal 2TB backup drive, and I keep the last 16 weeks archived. Something goes wrong, I roll it back to the last known good image.
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Re: Windows 10 question on driver updates

Postby psypher » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:08 pm

I stopped using Acronis after like version 2014. I've switched over to Macrium reflect.

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Re: Windows 10 question on driver updates

Postby Executioner » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:00 am

Yeah I've been using Macrium Reflect also since it's free. I really like their interface. Acronis I also have and use it, but I'm not a fan of their interface.


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