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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 version 2004 – May 2020 Update With KB4568831 Microsoft removed searching drivers on the net

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        With the release of the KB4568831 update a couple of weeks ago, Microsoft took Windows 10 version 2004 (Windows 10 May 2020 Update) up to build 19041.423. As well as fixing connectivity and printing problems, this update also killed off a handy option related to updating drivers — the ability to search online for new drivers from the Device Manager…

        But it is the automatic driver updating option that has changed. Previously there was one labelled “Search automatically for updated driver software” with the description: “Windows will search your computer and the Internet for the latest driver software for your device, unless you’ve disabled this feature in your device installation settings”. This has been replaced with a rather briefer “Search automatically for drivers” option with the description: “Windows will search your computer for the best available drive and install it on your device”. No online search will be performed.

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