Installing drivers you don’t need might cause unexpected problems
All Windows users
We’ve had hundreds of rewarding Cloudeight Direct Computer Care sessions since we started our computer repair service. And we have learned a lot about how people use their computers and even more about common concerns. During our visits to other computers around the world we’ve seen a lot of problems caused by programs which constantly search for and install the latest hardware drivers. And it sounds like a jolly good idea, right? In theory, you’d think that installing new drivers for your devices would be the thing to do. But in practice it can sometimes lead to some really bad things.
The more computers we see the more we realize that the best thing we can say about updating drivers is: Don’t do it unless your device isn’t working properly. If your printers, mice, display, scanners, etc. are working fine, don’t install new drivers just because their new drivers. Installing drivers is serious business and a bad driver or one that’s not compatible with your computer’s unique environment may cause you all kinds of problems.
The time to worry about new drivers is when one of your hardware devices isn’t working as it should. A new driver could definitely help you in that situation. But if all is well, leave well enough alone.
The old adage…”If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” is a good rule of thumb for all of us computer users to remember when it comes to updating drivers, at least.