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Windows 7: About Drivers Over Time

24 Aug 2017   #1

Win 7 Home Premium
About Drivers Over Time

As your OS and/or hardware ages, for how long do assume to benefit from new driver releases?

I suppose this might only apply to non-Win 10 users.

If you were running Win 7 (which I am), will I necessarily not benefit from new hardware driver

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24 Aug 2017   #2

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

In my opinion, you may not ever need an update on a hardware driver. If the one you have is working correctly, you should keep it, unless you have a compelling reason to upgrade, for example, if the one you are using contains a security risk, and a newer version of the driver has been fixed. But this is extremely rare.

The problem with updating a hardware driver is that sometimes the new one doesn't work as well as the old one. Consequently, I never update my hardware drivers unless I hear about some compelling issue with the one I am currently using.
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