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Why should you not install the latest Windows 10 update?


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The recent Windows 10 operating system update released a selection of old and no longer existing drivers that may affect the functionality of some devices and users who got the update report problems in the system.

For example: Some users received a listed driver update called (INTEL - System) that dates back to 1968 although it was delivered via Windows 10 2004 Update this month.

The infringing driver updates - located under the Optional Updates settings panel - are said to have been pushed to certain devices that are not enrolled in the (Microsoft Windows Insider) program.

In some cases, users also discovered that outdated driver updates mysteriously appear in the update queue, even after successful installation.

The role of drivers is to allow hardware devices to communicate effectively with the operating system, and installing an outdated or default driver - as opposed to the latest custom driver provided by the manufacturer - can affect a device's ability to function, and it can disable the entire software suite.

Driver updates under the Optional Updates in Windows 10 are usually the last port of call for system administrators struggling to fix a problem with a specific piece of hardware.In other words, there is no need to install these driver updates if the associated hardware is fully functional.

If you have already installed Microsoft optional driver updates, your drivers will be migrated to an old or default version, but there are two solutions:

  • One option is to search for the latest drivers on the device manufacturer's websites and manually install the latest available versions.
  • Or, users with administrative privileges can locate the relevant device in Device Manager, go to the properties menu, switch to the (Driver) tab, and click Restore Driver Software, as this action returns you to the driver that the device was running in before installing the last update.