Tag Archives: Driver

Windows 10: Administrator privileges obtained via Razer mouse via LPE vulnerability

[German]Connecting a Razer mouse is enough to gain administrative privileges as a standard user. The background is that the driver installation is executed with SYSTEM rights and the user can then open an administrative prompt. He already has administrative access … Continue reading

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Windows 7/Server 2008 R2: No more driver updates via Windows Update

[German]Systems running Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will no longer receive driver updates via Windows Update as of June 17, 2021. Microsoft has just announced this in a Techcommunity post. The reason is an expired SHA-1 certificate. … Continue reading

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Windows 7/8.1: Nvidia ends graphics driver support in October 2021

[German]Graphics card manufacturer Nvidia has announced the end of Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 support with graphics card drivers on June 11, 2021. Starting October 4, 2021, Game Ready Driver upgrades, including performance improvements, new features, and bug fixes, will … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Changes and strange behavior with driver updates via WSUS

[German]I'm summarizing two topics that have been lying around for a while in a collective post. It's about the possibility to install drivers in Windows 10. In Windows 10, Microsoft has made an update to the device manager in the … Continue reading

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Windows administrators get full control over driver and firmware updates

[German]In the context of the digital developer conference Ignite 2021, Microsoft also announced a new approach for installing driver and firmware updates. Windows administrators are expected to have full control over these updates at some point in the future. Advertising

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Windows 10: Intel WiFi/Bluetooth driver update fixes BSOD/Wi-Fi issues

[German]If any of you Windows 10 users are suffering from BlueScreen crashes and have an Intel WLAN/Bluetooth component on board, there may be a solution. Intel has released an update for its WiFi/Bluetooth driver to version 22.30.0, which is supposed … Continue reading

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Intel Graphics driver security updates 15.45.34.5174 and 15.40.48.5171

[German]Intel has released Intel Graphics driver version 15.45.34.5174 and 15.40.48.5171 for Windows 7, 8 and 10. The driver fixes some bugs and also some (undetailled) vulnerabilities. Details and release notes may be found on the linked Intel pages. (via) Advertising

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Windows 10: Attention, driver signing changes in 2021, cross-signed drivers no longer usable

[German]Microsoft will end support for root certificates with kernel-mode signing capabilities in the Microsoft Trusted Root program in the first half of 2021. This means that cross-signed drivers from vendors, that have not been updated, will no longer be able … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Driver and preview updates suspended in December 2020

[German]A small note for owners and administrators of Windows 10 systems. Microsoft suspends the rollout of drivers and preview updates in December 2020. They probably don't want to create update stress over the holidays. Advertising

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Windows 8.1/10 blocks wrong signed drivers

[German]I'll pull it out separately, because the topic will still occupy us. With the October 2020 updates, Microsoft has introduced a change in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 as well as the server pedants. Third-party drivers will be blocked if … Continue reading

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