A new feature rolling out to Windows 10 will make it easier for users to access the available driver and optional updates.
In Windows 10 Build 19041.450 or newer, Microsoft said it has restored the Windows 7-era optional updates page, which allows you to discover new updates to drivers and non-security features.
Windows has definitely gotten beter over the years at providing a basic set of functional drivers after a fresh installation, but it’s far from perfect, and unlocking the full potential of your hardware still requires going through a long list of hardware manufacturer websites.
And those third party drivers are often absolute trash, in a very-obvious-what-were-they-thinking kind of way. I’m looking at you Synaptics, Realtek, Dell, HP, nVidia, AMD, Intel…