Microsoft’s Windows Update often doesn’t find newer drivers if they’re not approved by Microsoft on time, so those drivers never update.This is especially a problem with older laptops and video drivers.
There are a lot of people complaining on the Internet that Windows 8 is having driver issues.
Similar to the problems Windows Vista had on launch compared to Windows XP, many manufacturers are not bothering to create certified Windows 8 drivers for their hardware, and Windows 7 drivers sometimes don’t do the job.
Rather than release video drivers themselves, NVIDIA and ATI rely on the laptop’s manufacturer to release updates.
Some manufacturers, such as Sony, eventually stop updating their older laptops, leaving the video drivers stuck on old versions.
This leads to severe graphical issues when a new operating system, like Windows 8, is installed. Here are several solutions for finding the right Windows 8 drivers and getting your hardware up and running, if Windows Update isn’t doing the trick.
Though, as we said, manufacturers eventually stop supporting their older machines, some of them are releasing special updates for Windows 8 drivers.
Windows 10 has been hailed by many as a vast improvement over the previous generation, marrying the best features of ‘classic’ Windows with the best bits of Windows 8.
However, no software is exempt from glitches, bugs and other assorted compatibility issues - least of all Windows 10.
But in addition to all the functional changes in Update 1, there's a side-story that some have tried to paint as a bizarre conspiracy theory: With this update, Microsoft has reset the baseline for future security updates for Windows 8.1.
That is, if you want to get these future security updates, you will need to get Update 1 first.
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