On Sun, Jan 8, 2023 at 11:39 AM, Ashleigh Piccinino wrote:
How do you check for these drivers?
There are three, and only three, "always safe" (as in no viruses, etc.) sources for driver updates:
1. Windows Update itself.
2. Your computer maker's support pages for your model, Software & Drivers section.
3. A specific hardware maker's (e.g., Intel) support pages, driver section for the device you're looking at.
If you have any off-the-shelf computer it has been a good idea for years now to use whatever "service station" software they provide that checks for driver updates direct from them and applies them. HP Support Assistant and Lenovo Vantage are two examples of such software.
If you happen to have any Intel components in your system, then having Intel Driver & Support Asssitant installed and running is important, too. For at least the last 5 years Intel has been churning out driver updates at a very, very fast pace and some of them don't seem to be being supplied to either the computer OEMs or Microsoft.
On any Windows machine running Windows 10 or later, when issues inexplicably present themselves “out of the blue” and with seemingly no reason, these are the two things I recommend doing, in order:
1. Using DISM (Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management) and SFC (System File Checker) to Repair Windows 8.1, 10 & 11
2. Performing a Windows 10 or 11 Repair Install or Feature Update Using the Windows ISO file
If #1 fixes the issue, #2 is unnecessary.
Brian - Virginia, USA - Windows 11 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 22H2, Build 22621; Office 2016, Version 16.0.15726.20188, 32-bit; Android 12 (MIUI 13)
It’s not lack of contact with the world off campus that leads to the liberal views common in academia — it’s being trained to think critically and practicing this craft daily as we look at the world around us that makes us the libs conservatives so dislike.
~ Eliot A. Brenowitz, Seattle; New York Times, Letters, Tales of Town and Gown: Is the Campus Isolated?, August 20, 2022Th