Why did Windows 11 Update Downloaded Duplicates?


very_452001

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Hello,

I bought a brand new laptop HP Victus 15-fa1006na Gaming Laptop

I ran windows update like everyone should do at the beginning to keep windows 11 updated and secure however why did windows update downloaded the same duplicate drivers? Is this normal or can I uninstall the duplicates that have the same driver version? If uninstall then how do I do this as windows 11 is not allowing me.

Will having these duplicate multiple same driver downloads cause driver issues? What it is I want to game on this laptop and the last thing I want is issues or interruptions during gaming due to a driver conflict or anything or these extra unnecessary drivers stealing hardware resources that lowers gaming performance. I want my gaming laptop to be clean as possible as I understand unnecessary software/drivers can slow down a computer a lot which defeats the purpose of a gaming laptop right?


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What about the 6.0.9556.1 for Realtek Semiconductor Corp. for the 1st and 3rd on that list above in the pic which are both exactly the same with the same driver version. Can anyone explain this one :what:?
 

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    Windows 11
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    HP Victus 15-fa1006na
Hello,

I bought a brand new laptop HP Victus 15-fa1006na Gaming Laptop

I ran windows update like everyone should do at the beginning to keep windows 11 updated and secure however why did windows update downloaded the same duplicate drivers? Is this normal or can I uninstall the duplicates that have the same driver version? If uninstall then how do I do this as windows 11 is not allowing me.

Will having these duplicate multiple same driver downloads cause driver issues? What it is I want to game on this laptop and the last thing I want is issues or interruptions during gaming due to a driver conflict or anything or these extra unnecessary drivers stealing hardware resources that lowers gaming performance. I want my gaming laptop to be clean as possible as I understand unnecessary software/drivers can slow down a computer a lot which defeats the purpose of a gaming laptop right?


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What about the 6.0.9556.1 for Realtek Semiconductor Corp. for the 1st and 3rd on that list above in the pic which are both exactly the same with the same driver version. Can anyone explain this one :what:?


Those claim to be extensions. I would guess the version number is the same, because they're both different extensions for the the 2nd one on the list. It appears that the version number is for the update itself, not for the extensions.

And just a guess, but I'd bet the bottom two green ones are the same as the 1st and 3rd... but they show the extension version numbers.



There's five Realtek updates listed, but I'd bet that they only represent three actual Realtek updates (2, 6, 7).
I'd guess it's just sloppy labeling.
 

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Most folks here suggest one should get their drivers from the OEM rather than let Windows Update handle them. On new devices the manufacturer usually provides an app for this purpose. You should have an app named Lenovo Think Vantage. If not go here and enter your serial number to get it. ThinkVantage Technologies downloads - Lenovo Support US.
Let the app keep your system updated and disable getting drivers through windows update. You have Home, use option 2 in this tutorial.

 

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Looks related to a very-old bug (usually seen only on earlier builds of Windows 10 and earlier, down to Vista) There was a bug where it would appear to "spam-install" an update.
 

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Those claim to be extensions. I would guess the version number is the same, because they're both different extensions for the the 2nd one on the list. It appears that the version number is for the update itself, not for the extensions.

And just a guess, but I'd bet the bottom two green ones are the same as the 1st and 3rd... but they show the extension version numbers.



There's five Realtek updates listed, but I'd bet that they only represent three actual Realtek updates (2, 6, 7).
I'd guess it's just sloppy labeling.

Thanks, do you happen to know which Realtek Devices in my laptop these updates are for?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Victus 15-fa1006na
Most folks here suggest one should get their drivers from the OEM rather than let Windows Update handle them. On new devices the manufacturer usually provides an app for this purpose. You should have an app named Lenovo Think Vantage. If not go here and enter your serial number to get it. ThinkVantage Technologies downloads - Lenovo Support US.
Let the app keep your system updated and disable getting drivers through windows update. You have Home, use option 2 in this tutorial.


Okay I have a HP Laptop, do you know how do I uninstall the device drivers installed through windows update before installing fresh OEM ones?

If I disable device drivers updates through windows update then how do I know what drivers to download manually for my devices in my laptop? Went into Device Manager and there's so many devices I see, so if I disable windows update to update my devices then I have to manually go to all those devices websites to download OEM ones which can be time consuming right?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
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    HP Victus 15-fa1006na
Thanks, do you happen to know which Realtek Devices in my laptop these updates are for?


I'm guessing it's the driver(s) for the Realtek... audio.

As for blocking the drivers included in the Windows Updates... that's fairly easy...

 

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I'm guessing it's the driver(s) for the Realtek... audio.

As for blocking the drivers included in the Windows Updates... that's fairly easy...


Cheers, what do you suggest, keep at default or block the device drivers in Windows update?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Victus 15-fa1006na
Cheers, what do you suggest, keep at default or block the device drivers in Windows update?


I always block the drivers included in the Windows Updates.

Option #2, here... is probably the easiest method. Reboot after, to apply the changes.



IF... I have a driver that needs updated... I just do it manually.
That way, there's few if any, driver conflicts, which is the usual reason that folks block driver updates.

HP has a tool (online utility), that will keep your device drivers up-to-date. :-)
 
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    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3447 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
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    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

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