Question Should you update any driver through device manager?

nbartolo7

Reputable
Sep 4, 2017
75
1
4,535
0
Can anyone tell me the difference between updating driver of my GPU through "device manager/search automatically" and actually going to the manufacturer's website and downloading driver there.

Is the first option even viable or something that should be done?

Thanks.
 

InvalidError

Titan
Moderator
Updating through Driver Manager will only automatically install drivers from Microsoft's Windows Update servers when available and those can be several months out of date. For things like GPUs, the Windows Update drivers also won't contain GPU configuration utilities if you like tweaking things beyond basic display properties using Windows' control panel.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS