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Windows 7: Is it safe to download drivers from Windows Update?

View Poll Results: Is it safe to get drivers from Microsoft Update?
Yes, it is. 38 79.17%
No, it is not. 10 20.83%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

05 Jan 2010   #21
chernij

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Windows Update has been fine in updating my drivers when upgrading from XP to Vista.


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05 Jan 2010   #22
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

It's safe. The drivers may not always be current though. I've installed NVidia drivers from the NVidia site that MS Update didn't have.
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05 Jan 2010   #23
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
I voted no, most time it works ok.
Windows updates have decided that their generic drivers for my Logitech Keyboard and Mouse are the best one's and won't let me install Logitech's, as a result I paid a fortune for a basic function mouse and keyboard.
Just turn off automatic driver installation...and choose the driver to install without ltting Windows decide and you will be fine...

Make a new thread and I will guide you through it
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05 Jan 2010   #24
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
I voted no, most time it works ok.
Windows updates have decided that their generic drivers for my Logitech Keyboard and Mouse are the best one's and won't let me install Logitech's, as a result I paid a fortune for a basic function mouse and keyboard.
Just turn off automatic driver installation...and choose the driver to install without ltting Windows decide and you will be fine...

Make a new thread and I will guide you through it
Thank you but I know how to do that but the main problem is Logitech's Setpoint software as usual complete and utter crap
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