Most of the time this works but I’ve seen errors because of this. I remember Internet Explorer 9 required a restart before install because there’s two KB updates that were required and one of those needed a restart or IE9 setup would fail. I have clients that still do a reboot after every driver install on Windows 10.
Everything else could be installed all at once, in any order, rebooting only after everything was installed. With Vista on up, it became important to reboot only once, after all drivers were installed. However, there is no problem if you want to reboot after every driver install.
It’s just not needed anymore because of the way drivers are handled by the kernel. When I used Windows 7, I took only the Important updates, none of the Optional ones.
Microsoft has come a long way in the last 20 years in how Windows handles hardware interactions. As a general rule, I slipstream drivers into the setup iso’s for my HP envy 7640 driver personal systems. In years past on the 9X kernel based Windows it was important to start with the chipset drivers then video card followed by everything else with a reboot inbetween each. Because of the way the 9x kernel handled/organized drivers, it was important to get them in the right order. With 2k & XP, drivers were handled better and it was important only to do a reboot after the chipset drivers were installed.
In Windows, search for and open Control Panel. Click Devices and Printers, and then click Add a printer. Select Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer. On the Select a printer window, select your printer, click Next, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.
that can save you time if you need to check different device drivers. Keep in mind though, Windows often will not find the best driver for your device.
I’m guessing this enabled me to avoid any driver update, as I subscribed to your “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” philosophy for drivers. I accidentally installed a windows 7 com port driver on a windows xp system and it would no longer see the cd rom drive. The secondary ultra ata channel driver would not share resources.
Working with client driver packages for me is related to a never-ending story. Drivers are frequently being updated and results in manually handling updates of Driver Packages in Configuration Manager.
Samsung Update can find and install or update Samsung apps and drivers on your computer. Almost all network drivers are available with the linux kernel and only rare cases need to be installed or compiled from source. It can help for those who are running a GPU by Nvidia or AMD mostly and sometimes intel when stuff like intel microcode or intel opensource drivers are installed. Now I have done it and wait till all drivers installed then reboot.