Managing drivers in Windows 10 has long been a vital task, specifically for device administrators and power users, so in the last few feature updates, Microsoft has been trying to make everything a bit more straightforward.
A current preview build, however, makes everything more convenient with the addition of a brand new drivers view in Device Manager, therefore allowing these users to manage their drivers and type these questions way that makes more sense.
Introduced in an earlier preview build shipped included in the Windows Insider program, the new feature has been officially announced today when Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 build 21382 for insiders within the Dev channel.
“As some Insiders have noticed, Device Manager now has the ability to view drivers alongside of devices. The brand new driver focused “Devices by drivers”, “Drivers by type”, and “Drivers by devices” views enable users to see, install, and take away drivers, as the new “Add drivers” action enables users to include and install new drivers across all applicable devices,” Microsoft explains.
“Managing drivers directly is more intuitive in many situations than working with them through the devices they’re placed on, so we hope that developers and power users alike will enjoy the added flexibility. This change was put in Build 21343.”
Possibly arriving Windows 10 version 21H2
So when is everyone supposed to get this new feature? This really is difficult to say, but most likely, the brand new driver options is going to be a part of Windows 10 version 21H2 due within the fall.
The following feature update for Windows 10 is version 21H1, and it is projected to go live when this month for that first wave of production devices. The ultimate build is already readily available for insiders as part of the testing program.