Re: Accessible free PC driver upgrade software


Hello Brian

Thanks, I hear what you say. The strange thing is that my PC says it wants to upgrade and then it says its going to restart but after the restart it says it could not finish the update, please turn off the pc while the update is cancelled. I am connected to the pc via an ethernet cable to my modem, so internet is available, so I do not know what the problem might be. I was hoping that if the pc could update it would solve my USB problem.





From: [] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2020 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible free PC driver upgrade software


Third-party driver updaters are to be avoided like the plague.  There are only three safe sources of driver updates, and "safe" does not mean there may not be an occasional problem, just that your machine will not have any likelihood of getting something you really don't want like malware, adware, viruses, etc.:

1. Windows Update

2. Your computer manufacturer's support pages, driver's and downloads section, or driver updater software they supply, e.g., HP Support Assistant, Toshiba Service Station, and similar.

3. A specific component in your computer's manufacturer, on its support pages or via its driver updater software, e.g., Intel Driver and Support Assistant.


Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on

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