Last year, drivers from Intel and other manufacturers caused windows 10 users endless problems. In some cases, the driver can cause audio problems, causing system crashes, reduced performance, and other annoying issues. The driver also prevented some users from updating Windows 10 due to compatibility issues.
Previously, due to driver compatibility issues, only Microsoft identified and blocked Windows 10 feature updates, which led to a wide range of problems. Now Microsoft has quietly announced a major improvement to improve driver updates on Windows 10. In February, Microsoft began rolling out a new optional driver update experience to a small number of Windows 10 testers.
Previously, all Windows 10 PCs automatically received primary or minor driver updates through Windows Update. The driver update was released to all users on the same day, but Microsoft is now switching to the new method. Microsoft says it will roll out the driver update in phases, meaning the driver will be updated first on highly active Windows 10 devices and then rolled out to all users because it helps to get targeted diagnostic data, especially in terms of compatibility.
Based on feedback after the update on highly active devices, Microsoft will approve or reject the wider rollout of Windows 10 driver updates. According to Microsoft, this approach ensures that all consumers receive the highest quality updates. Microsoft expects fewer driver problems and faster performance on Windows 10 PCs in the coming months as compatibility improves.