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Guhan
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Hello,

 

I have been using Iobit Driver Booster 8 pro for a while but whenever I try to update the driver, I will verify the version numbers and publisher. When they are different I will not update them. Thought of asking this question for a while.

 

Is it ok to update the driver if they are different? attached some sample screenshots. I have two laptops (Lenovo Y520 with Intel and Acer Nitro 5 with AMD 5800h). I am very reluctant to update because they are of important hardware interface drivers and I dont want my laptops to behave differently. Though the application creates a restore point, it may be possible that on long run something can create issue and it will be difficult to fix it. Any geeks, please share your thoughts

 

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Hi there,

About this inquiry that one driver from different the publish, it is normal and you can update them. Basically, when one PC installs the new system, to make it work properly, Microsoft will provide the related drivers to make the PC start work. After that, the updates from device manufacturers.

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1 hour ago, Cicely said:

Hi there,

About this inquiry that one driver from different the publish, it is normal and you can update them. Basically, when one PC installs the new system, to make it work properly, Microsoft will provide the related drivers to make the PC start work. After that, the updates from device manufacturers.

Thanks Cicely for the response. If my understanding is correct, When a windows is installed for the first time in Laptop, it uses Microsoft drivers to work, but then we can update the drivers provided by the manufacturers(though version and publisher are different)

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