• Firmware and drivers


    Susan Bradley

    By Susan Bradley

    Why are drivers and firmware so important?

    Once upon a time, you would set up a computer and any display adapter driver or firmware would be automatically installed to match the hardware. More than likely, you would not install new drivers for a long, long time.

    But now with both Windows 10 and 11, I annually review drivers and firmware as the Windows feature releases come out. I go through certain steps and processes to rule out issues that might have been triggered by out-of-date drivers, especially if I’ve encountered side effects that I can’t otherwise explain.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (20.14.0, 2023-04-03).