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Windows 7: Display adapter driver

27 May 2015   #1

windows 7 Home Premium
Display adapter driver

I have this laptop for three years now. My display adapter is AMD Radeon HD-6310M and the driver is 8.792.2.4000 (1/25/11). I have been told to update my driver as that an old driver might cause BSOD which I have had a couple of times lately. Nothing terrible, nothing lost, just the inconvenience of waiting for a reboot.

In my adapter properties there is an option to update the driver but there is also a warning that "if the device fails after updating driver, roll back to previously installed driver" There is a button to "roll back to previous driver".

I am 70 years old and no great mind. My questions:

1. Should I update the driver?
2. What actually happens if "the device fails after updating driver ....."? Would I still be able to see anything on my screen, e.g. the button to "roll back to previous driver"?
NOTE: Somewhere else - I don't remember where - it says "This device is working properly"

Incidentally, when the two crashes occurred I had Thunderbird, Windows Explorer, Libroffice Calc, and two tabs of Chrome open. I don't know if that is of any importance.

Any advice to this old geezer appreciated in advance.

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27 May 2015   #2

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

Follow Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions and attach the resulting file to your next post, I'll take a look and see if the graphics driver was named in the BSODs.
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