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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 Driver Updater

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        Great Lake Bunyip
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        Greetings. The short version of this question is what paid or free driver updater do you recommend? Since a rather forced update from 1803 to 1809 in my Pro computer, I have often seen 0x9f hardware stop errors that have occurred on shutdown. Analysis by WhoCrashed Pro indicates a driver power state failure i probably in pci.sys caused by a driver that can’t be identified. Win Dbg suggests tcpip.sys. As far as I can tell I have the latest drivers. No malware. My computer is a Toshiba Satellite P50 (PSPMHA-0EE04S). Any suggestions would be most gratefully received. Thank you.

         

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        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        The short version of this question is what paid or free driver updater do you recommend?

        The short answer : None. All are non-trusted.

        If you have an OEM PC that follow their driver/software update page/software.
        If you have a DIY PC than follow each hardware manufacturer’s update page.

        Block Microsoft from installing drivers.

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          mn–
          AskWoody Lounger

          The short answer : None. All are non-trusted.

          If you have an OEM PC that follow their driver/software update page/software.

          … Though one major OEM has more than one application and also the web page, and the one that produces best results is the non-default application. Once you figure out how to use it that is, as it’s not very end-user friendly…

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        Bundaburra
        AskWoody Plus

        You can use a program  such as DriverEasy (free version), or PC Pitstop Driver Alert, to get a list of the drivers (if any) which that program says are out of date on your system.  Take it no further;  if a particular “outdated” driver is of concern you can then go to that manufacturer’s web site to check if a new driver is really available, and if so download it from there.

        Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 2004

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        PaulK
        AskWoody Lounger

        Some of the Fixes at Neosmart might help to narrow the problem.

        You had “a rather forced update … to 1809”; do you know if this update included hardware drivers?

        Can you [not] reproduce this by operating in Safe mode?

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