Microsoft is altering the method of putting in handbook driver updates on Home windows 10 subsequent month. In a publish on the Home windows IT Professional Weblog (through Neowin), the corporate defined that beginning November 5, 2020, Home windows Replace will higher differentiate automated and handbook drivers updates.
Earlier this 12 months, Microsoft rolled out a change in Home windows 10 that made elective driver updates seem in a brand new web page underneath Settings > Replace & Safety > Home windows Replace > View elective updates. However as of at present, when a consumer connects to a Home windows 10 PC a brand new peripheral that has a handbook (beforehand elective) driver replace accessible on Home windows Replace, this driver is routinely put in with none enter from the consumer.
Microsoft has acknowledged that this isn’t preferrred, and the corporate will now give customers extra management over handbook driver updates with the Home windows Replace change that can roll out on November 5. Right here’s what’s altering for PCs which are open to obtain driver updates instantly from Home windows Replace:
- Automated driver updates will routinely be put in in your machine both if you plug-in a peripheral machine for the primary time, or when a tool producer publishes a driver to Home windows Replace. In different phrases, there will probably be no change to the plug-and-play situation when an automated driver is on the market on Home windows Replace.
- Handbook driver updates will be put in manually in your machine for those who particularly request them by navigating to Settings > Replace & Safety > Home windows Replace > View elective updates.
This is a vital subsequent step within the transformation of driver servicing that Microsoft kicked off on Home windows 10 earlier this 12 months. Nonetheless, this upcoming Home windows Replace change received’t influence IT Professionals at present managing drivers on behalf of their organizations.