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    Utility to List Installled Driver Versions

    Have a new laptop on the way with Win10 Pro. As I usually have to manually check each driver version installed by the vendor, is there a utility program that will list those out? Would make updating them much easier.

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    try driverview
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/driverview.html

    nirsoft has an amazing lot of utilities!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wavy View Post
    try driverview
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/driverview.html

    nirsoft has an amazing lot of utilities!
    Yeah, that'll work. Thanks!

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    Nice recent article on Lifewire about driver utilities.

    The second utility mentioned, Free Driver Scout, has a useful looking "OS Migration Tool" which claims to find the new drivers you'll need to install a new version of Windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lugh View Post
    Nice recent article on Lifewire about driver utilities.

    The second utility mentioned, Free Driver Scout, has a useful looking "OS Migration Tool" which claims to find the new drivers you'll need to install a new version of Windows.
    Lugh: Thanks for posting the link to that article. The writer liked IObit's Driver Booster 5 so I downloaded it and ran it. I'm kind of skeptical of letting it update any drivers though. Nothing's broken (that I know of) so "if it's not broken don't fix it" comes to mind. It wants to update things like the SM Bus Controller (dated 6/21/06 published by Microsoft) with a version dated 11/11/17 published by Intel. This was a fresh install of Windows 10 now at version 1803. It's hard to imagine that Microsoft would still be distributing drivers that old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMainframeGuy View Post
    "if it's not broken don't fix it"
    Yep, that's my ongoing practice with drivers. Occasionally make an image of your OS partition and go on an update spree if you like.

    It wants to update things like the SM Bus Controller (dated 6/21/06 published by Microsoft) with a version dated 11/11/17 published by Intel.
    That's one I'd update next time you're on an update run. The System Management Bus watches the board's temperature and voltage, and is part of Intel & AMD chipsets, so Intel or AMD would be the place to get the most up-to-date one.

    It's hard to imagine that Microsoft would still be distributing drivers that old.
    I suppose MS just does the bare minimum, since they can't know which company your chipset will be from. Or maybe Intel & AMD won't let MS distribute those drivers.
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