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Microsoft confirms Windows 10 Device Manager is not required for driver updates starting August 2020 Patch



Windows 10 Device Manager allows you to see the list of devices installed on your system. It also allows you to install an updated driver from the Microsoft update servers. But this has been changed with the latest Windows 10 update.

 

Starting with the Windows 10 August 2020 Patch (KB4566782, Build 19041.450), Microsoft stopped searching for drivers updated from the Device Manager. So, how will you check for new updates for your device drivers? Continue reading to know more about it.

 

Microsoft confirms Windows 10 Device Manager is not required for driver updates starting August 2020 Patch

 

Beginning with the Windows 10 August 2020 security update (KB4566782, Build 19041.450), Windows Update service will check for device drivers and will list as an Option Updates under the Settings | Update & Security | Windows Update | View optional updates page.

 

"You will no longer need to run the Device Manager to search for updated drivers for specific devices", says Microsoft.

 

Windows Update will continue to automatically keep your drivers updated, but installing optional drivers may help if you are experiencing an issue.

 

 


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