Vendor supplied drivers



  • Does anyone here use the vendor supplied drivers when Windows detects and installs everything in the device manager?

    If so, under what cases do you do so? i.e. all possible vendor supplied drivers? only Chipset? only Video? etc...



  • @Dashrender said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    Does anyone here use the vendor supplied drivers when Windows detects and installs everything in the device manager?

    If so, under what cases do you do so? i.e. all possible vendor supplied drivers? only Chipset? only Video? etc...

    Not generally. I do on HP systems for a few things like sound.



  • @Dashrender For things like keyboards or mice, I will install the drivers to see if I can unlock more helpful features. Otherwise, just the Windows defaults, unless there is a specific reason to use a specific driver.



  • I use vendor supplied drivers as much as possible. If its a 5$ mouse and windows detects it then no but in most other circumstances I will get the proper one and put it in an image somewhere.



  • @JaredBusch said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @Dashrender said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    Does anyone here use the vendor supplied drivers when Windows detects and installs everything in the device manager?

    If so, under what cases do you do so? i.e. all possible vendor supplied drivers? only Chipset? only Video? etc...

    Not generally. I do on HP systems for a few things like sound.

    interesting - so for normal office users you install the HP sound driver? why? that is one I've never even considered (unless Windows itself didn't provide a working sound driver).



  • @NerdyDad said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @Dashrender For things like keyboards or mice, I will install the drivers to see if I can unlock more helpful features. Otherwise, just the Windows defaults, unless there is a specific reason to use a specific driver.

    This is a good point. I do install hotkey drivers generally, and others that are helpful the user or system (used to have to add the HD parking driver for drops).



  • @Dashrender said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @JaredBusch said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @Dashrender said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    Does anyone here use the vendor supplied drivers when Windows detects and installs everything in the device manager?

    If so, under what cases do you do so? i.e. all possible vendor supplied drivers? only Chipset? only Video? etc...

    Not generally. I do on HP systems for a few things like sound.

    interesting - so for normal office users you install the HP sound driver? why? that is one I've never even considered (unless Windows itself didn't provide a working sound driver).

    Laptops at one client all had sound issues until I switched to the HP supplied driver from the SoftPaq update process.



  • @JaredBusch said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @Dashrender said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @JaredBusch said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @Dashrender said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    Does anyone here use the vendor supplied drivers when Windows detects and installs everything in the device manager?

    If so, under what cases do you do so? i.e. all possible vendor supplied drivers? only Chipset? only Video? etc...

    Not generally. I do on HP systems for a few things like sound.

    interesting - so for normal office users you install the HP sound driver? why? that is one I've never even considered (unless Windows itself didn't provide a working sound driver).

    Laptops at one client all had sound issues until I switched to the HP supplied driver from the SoftPaq update process.

    OK - that makes sense then. only doing it to solve a problem, not because HP's drivers are better or something.



  • @Dashrender said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @JaredBusch said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @Dashrender said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @JaredBusch said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @Dashrender said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    Does anyone here use the vendor supplied drivers when Windows detects and installs everything in the device manager?

    If so, under what cases do you do so? i.e. all possible vendor supplied drivers? only Chipset? only Video? etc...

    Not generally. I do on HP systems for a few things like sound.

    interesting - so for normal office users you install the HP sound driver? why? that is one I've never even considered (unless Windows itself didn't provide a working sound driver).

    Laptops at one client all had sound issues until I switched to the HP supplied driver from the SoftPaq update process.

    OK - that makes sense then. only doing it to solve a problem, not because HP's drivers are better or something.

    I started doing this for all HP systems after that.

    Using the SoftPaq updated to setup non HP crapware, just vendor drivers as supplied by HP.



  • @JaredBusch said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @Dashrender said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @JaredBusch said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @Dashrender said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @JaredBusch said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @Dashrender said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    Does anyone here use the vendor supplied drivers when Windows detects and installs everything in the device manager?

    If so, under what cases do you do so? i.e. all possible vendor supplied drivers? only Chipset? only Video? etc...

    Not generally. I do on HP systems for a few things like sound.

    interesting - so for normal office users you install the HP sound driver? why? that is one I've never even considered (unless Windows itself didn't provide a working sound driver).

    Laptops at one client all had sound issues until I switched to the HP supplied driver from the SoftPaq update process.

    OK - that makes sense then. only doing it to solve a problem, not because HP's drivers are better or something.

    I started doing this for all HP systems after that.

    Using the SoftPaq updated to setup non HP crapware, just vendor drivers as supplied by HP.

    I'm confirming - you install the softpaq installer software? than choose the non crapware to be installed?



  • @Dashrender said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @JaredBusch said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @Dashrender said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @JaredBusch said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @Dashrender said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @JaredBusch said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    @Dashrender said in Vendor supplied drivers:

    Does anyone here use the vendor supplied drivers when Windows detects and installs everything in the device manager?

    If so, under what cases do you do so? i.e. all possible vendor supplied drivers? only Chipset? only Video? etc...

    Not generally. I do on HP systems for a few things like sound.

    interesting - so for normal office users you install the HP sound driver? why? that is one I've never even considered (unless Windows itself didn't provide a working sound driver).

    Laptops at one client all had sound issues until I switched to the HP supplied driver from the SoftPaq update process.

    OK - that makes sense then. only doing it to solve a problem, not because HP's drivers are better or something.

    I started doing this for all HP systems after that.

    Using the SoftPaq updated to setup non HP crapware, just vendor drivers as supplied by HP.

    I'm confirming - you install the softpaq installer software? than choose the non crapware to be installed?

    Yes