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      • #2345331
        Tex265
        AskWoody Plus

        Upgraded from 1909 to 2004 and now Windows Updater has offered me a slew of device updates as shown in the Doc1 attachment.  I was never offered these when on 1909.

        I have a custom build computer by Maingear with ASUS motherboard, Intel processor, Western Digital hard drives, Dell monitor, and HP Officejet printer.  So these items seem to match brand names I have.

        I can find some of the items in Device Manager under System devices but not all and I have a 300 Series board NOT a 200 Series.  I have no idea what all the INTEL – System- (Date)-10.1.1.xx are (note the 10.1.1.38 shows up 3 times). Or whether I need these.

        Are these drivers? I do not see any of these per se on the ASUS site (unless they are part of a larger package of something).  ASUS always says unless something doesnt work to leave drivers alone.

        Should I let Windows install some, all, or none of these?

        PS: Sorry but I cannot figure out a way to exhibit the Doc contents within this post. I can also provide the additional tail end verbage on those items that end in  “…” if needed for clarity – most refer to PCIe Controller.

        Doc1
        Doc1

        Windows 10 Pro x64 v2004 and Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 (RIP)
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      • #2345430
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Take a screenshot of the updates with Snip n Sketch, save as PNG, attach.

        cheers, Paul

        • #2345436
          Tex265
          AskWoody Plus

          The .docx file that I attached is a capture of wushowhide screen’s pending items.

          Windows 10 Pro x64 v2004 and Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 (RIP)
          • This reply was modified 1 week, 4 days ago by Tex265.
          • #2345447
            Paul T
            AskWoody MVP

            docx requires us to download, scan, open, delete.
            PNG attachment please.

            cheers, Paul

      • #2345587
        Tex265
        AskWoody Plus

        Well this is interesting, even though there are 12 individual updates as listed in  the docx above which is a Snip & Sketch (picture?) copy/paste from my wushowhide app as unhidden and in the que items, none of these came down into the Windows Updater when Windows did its normal update check today. I got several other KB’s but none of these.  So they  are all just sitting in wushowhide.

        So how do I save a Snip & Sketch as a .png? –   See below

        Why are these items showing in wushowhide but not coming down the Windows Updater?

        Windows 10 Pro x64 v2004 and Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 (RIP)
        • #2345588
          Tex265
          AskWoody Plus

          Ah, figured it out – see .png’s attached.

          Screenshot-2021-02-22-170835
          Screenshot-2021-02-22-170933

          Windows 10 Pro x64 v2004 and Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 (RIP)
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          • #2345593
            anonymous
            Guest

            Perhaps you have “do not include Drivers in Windows Update” enabled in Group Policy?
            The would be available but not included in Windows Update?

            • #2345622
              Tex265
              AskWoody Plus

              Actually, yes I do have that set in Group Policy.  Maybe that is it with ver 2004, but with 1903 and 1909 these never appeared at all even in wushowhide.

              Then also the questions:

              Are these drivers?

              Do I need the updates?

              If I do and I don’t let Windows install them, where do I find what they are actually for, and physically find them as they are not identifiable drivers/updates from ASUS my motherboard mfgr?

              Windows 10 Pro x64 v2004 and Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 (RIP)
          • #2345644
            Cee Arr
            AskWoody Plus

            I too received much the same pile of “updates” and had hidden them. I don’t understand MS’s thinking (or lack of) in blasting this number of useless updates to my machine. All I can surmise is that these are all the updates you either didn’t receive or didn’t accept between 1909 and 2004. A smarter person may elaborate further. Still hidden with no adverse side affects. MS’s AI – Bah Humbug!

            • #2346316
              Susan Bradley
              Manager

              Driver updates.  Windows 10 needs more up to date drivers than other platforms.  They have now included drivers in the Windows update offering.  They don’t consider them useless.  I see them as a sign you may need to review your bios/driver updates from the vendor site.

              Susan Bradley Patch Lady

      • #2346308
        giorgio
        AskWoody Lounger

        Where are the replies to posts gone? There are none on AW forums now?

         

      • #2347421
        Tex265
        AskWoody Plus

        Ever since updating to ver 2004, I am still seeing these pending device updates in wushowhide.  Fortunately due my Group Policy setting they are not showing up in the Windows Updater.

        Several have changed since the original batch that I posted above. I googled and tracked down almost each one. Many of the Intel ones are old and 1 shows up 3 times. The Dell one says it is NOT for my system. The HP one version is already installed.

        I spoke with my system Motherboard maker ASUS who say not to install, and if having no particular problem, not to update drivers or the bios just because a new one is released.

        So would the settings in the below tomshardware article stop these various drivers from showing up in the wushowhide queue?

        https://www.tomshardware.com/news/how-to-stop-automatic-driver-updates-windows

        Windows 10 Pro x64 v2004 and Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 (RIP)
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