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  • Drivers hidden by WUshowhide

    This topic contains 8 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  CBA 2 months, 1 week ago.

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    • #2017796 Reply

      CBA
      AskWoody Plus

      1) I have disabled automatic driver updates (via ShutUp10) through WU per the below:

      ShutUp10-WU

      2) Over time I have “hidden” the following drivers in WUshowhide:

      WUshowhide-Hidden-Drivers

      Whereas I check Lenovo M920s (my box) updates via Lenovo Vantage, I wonder what to do with the drivers now hidden per the above?  Suggestions?

      Should I allow driver updates via WU (and change the SU10 setting accordingly)?

      Separately, I note the Intel Microcode KB4465065 update.  I don’t want to install anything that negatively effects CPU and/or other performance stuff.  What to do with this one?

       

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    • #2017808 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      We do not recommend allowing Windows Update to install driver updates. Always go directly to the manufacturers site.

      cheers, Paul

    • #2017809 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      Intel microcode updates are Spectre/Meltdown patches. No exploits in the wild yet, so it’s up to you what you do here.

      cheers, Paul

    • #2017891 Reply

      CBA
      AskWoody Plus

      We do not recommend allowing Windows Update to install driver updates. Always go directly to the manufacturers site.

      cheers, Paul

      Thanks. The “manufacturers” site being Lenovo, I suppose, and not Intel, et al. So, the answer is to keep them hidden and check for updates via Vantage. If none, ignore them!

      • #2017981 Reply

        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Check for Lenovo updates but don’t install unless they fix a problem that is affecting / likely to affect you. “If it ain’t broke…”

        cheers, Paul

        • #2018344 Reply

          CBA
          AskWoody Plus

          Agree, in principle, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  But, if the guys in the know recommends a new graphics driver package (have Nvidia and Intel) or new firmware (critical/recommended) who am I to decide what to do.  It ain’t always that easy!  But, the principle is good!  Thanks.

    • #2017896 Reply

      CBA
      AskWoody Plus

      Intel microcode updates are Spectre/Meltdown patches. No exploits in the wild yet, so it’s up to you what you do here.

      cheers, Paul

      Thanks.  Keep hidden seems like a reasonable plan.

    • #2018069 Reply

      EP
      AskWoody_MVP

      @cba

      regarding Intel Microcode KB4465065 update for v1809 – that is superseded / replaced by KB4494174, which can be installed from MS update catalog:
      https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4494174

      installing the KB4494174 V2 (2019-08) microcode update will cause Windows Update to no longer offer the KB4465065 update, meaning KB4465065 won’t appear on the pending updates list when KB4494174 is installed.

      for many of those device driver updates, hide them immediately with wushowhide

      • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  EP.
      • #2018347 Reply

        CBA
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks.  I knew that it was superseded by a later KB, however, I still don’t know if it’s a good idea to install the KB4494174 V2 (2019-08) microcode.  I read bad stuffs about performance degradation and CPUs running warmer than normal.  I’ll download the KB in case the exploits go wild .. to paraphrase another post.

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