What driver to use

When clean Windows is installed or when you place new hardware in your computer usually Windows itself detects the device and installs its driver. The question that comes now is, do you keep that driver or do you install the manufacturer’s one.

In order to answer this question let’s analyze what is difference between the two drivers and other factors which could influence your decision.

Difference between drivers

First of all, know that drivers Windows installs are also drivers from the device manufacturer which have gone through Microsoft quality control in order to be included in Windows itself. Now naturally question which occurs, what is the difference, well answer to that would be this: in Windows, you have stripped down driver, just a driver in order for Windows to know what device is plugged and how to use it, meaning that for example if you install printer device, you will be able to print documents and Windows will know it is a printer but …

You will not get the control panel for that printer where you can adjust the printer itself and all of its features like let’s say paperweight, etc. So if you need these kinds of features in that case it would be better to install a complete driver suite from the manufacturer and get the whole package. Windows will recognize the RAZER mouse for example but you will not be able to change its colors of program custom buttons on it until you install RAZER drivers.

One more important thing to note is that drivers which are in Windows are less updated than drivers from the manufacturer’s site. That being said, if you prefer and want to have the latest drivers you will prefer to get them again from the manufacturer.

Conclusion

So it seems that manufacturer’s drivers are always in some form of advantage and that you will always want them and most of the time this is true, as a matter of fact, the only time I could think that you could use bare down Windows drivers is when new drivers update breaks something in Windows and device start behaving improperly. in this particular case, it is better to roll back to the previous Windows driver which has passed Microsoft quality control and is working for sure.

In any other case, you are better off with the latest manufacturers drivers

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On the other hand, if your computer is going through some driver-related issues that have to get fixed, there is a one-click solution known as DRIVERFIX you could check out to resolve them.

This program is a useful tool that could repair corrupted drivers and optimize your PC’s overall performance. This is basically a solution that’s within your grasp with just a click. It’s easy to use as it is user-friendly. For a complete set of instructions in downloading and using it, refer to the steps below

Perform a full system scan using DRIVERFIX. To do so, follow the instructions below.

        1. Download and install DRIVERFIX. from the official site.
        2. Once the installation process is completed, run DRIVERFIX. to perform a full system scan. driverfix screenshot
        3. After the scan is completed click the “Update All” button
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