Device Manager in Windows 10 now can not update drivers via the Internet
Microsoft allows users to download, install or update device drivers in Windows 10 in several ways. You can update the device driver manually, including using the device Manager, Windows update and tools from device manufacturers.
Update drivers using Windows update may take some time, while manufacturers will publish new driver packages. In addition, the update process may fail or hang on the setup screen.
In addition, Microsoft has always allowed users to update drivers or components using device Manager.
In device Manager there are two options: search automatically for updated drivers and search on my computer driver software. The first option allows you to download and install the package automatically with Microsoft servers, and the second option requires you to manually chose the driver software.
Starting with Windows 10, version 2004 (Build 19041.423), Microsoft has quietly disabled the ability to update the drivers in device Manager via the Internet.
The first option in device Manager will install the updated driver just in case, if you already pre-downloaded the package and it is on the hard drive of your computer. Windows 10 Build 19041.423 also blocks the connection device Manager to the Microsoft servers or the Internet.
When you choose the first option, the wizard device Manager will detect and install the driver on your computer, if the update package on your hard drive available for the tool.
This means that anyone who wants to easily and automatically update drivers in Windows 10 with Microsoft servers, need to use the app Settings, since device Manager no longer allows you to update drivers through Internet.
Update Windows 10 features, Microsoft also restored additional update lists in the Settings app. New link to “See more updates” in Windows update leads directly to a page where you can manage driver updates. On this screen, each driver is listed with a manufacturer name, classification and version number.
For most users, this change in device Manager should not be a problem.
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