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baiselmareo6
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Is It Worth Downloading Manufacturer Drivers?

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Recently I purchased my first decent laptop (HP Pavilion - 15-cd040wm) and I want to have everything up to date.

 

Currently I'm on the HP website looking at the drivers available for my system. I'm thinking about downloading the BIOS Firmware Driver update, Graphic Drivers etc. But I have no idea if my laptop needs them? Doesn't Widows automatically find these drivers/install them online?

 

What do you guys think?

 
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Patrick_Le
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Always keep your hardware drivers and firmware updated to current, unless you have a very specific reason.  Drivers that work today, can easily break tomorrow with other software updates that are pushed out.

 

Microsoft no longer pushes out hardware driver updates through Windows Update because every time they did, they broke all kinds of stuff for users.

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WAWood
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@baiselmareo6 

My view is different.  While I agree that driver updates are useful, I would strongly advise AGAINST doing BIOS updates. 

 

You run a serious risk of trashing your PC when you do that, as folks post here all the time of that happening to them. 

 

If you go to your product support page and read the details of the BIOS update, it will usually say something like Security Update -- meaning it provides you no new features or performance gains. In those cases, I would NOT do a BIOS update.



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