Tag Archives: Driver

Microsoft stops driver synchronization in WSUS in April 2025

[German]A short piece of information for administrators of Windows systems who use WSUS to distribute updates. Microsoft is ending the synchronization of driver updates via WSUS, as was also announced in the tech community. According to Microsoft, driver synchronization for … Continue reading

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Windows 10: AMD does not deliver new chipset drivers for new Ryzen CPUs

[German]The end of support for Windows 10 in October 2025 is already casting its shadow. New AMD processors and chipsets for desktop systems and mobile devices were recently presented at Computex 2024. It was noticed that some of the AMD … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Intel Arc and Iris Xe graphics driver 31.0.101.4972 fixes Office problems (Nov. 2023)

[German]Another small addendum from this week, which I'll pull out separately. Intel has released an update of its Intel Arc and Iris Xe graphics drivers to version 31.0.101.4972. This update is supposed to fix a number of problems (e.g. with … Continue reading

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Windows 10/11: Old drivers are installed again (Oct. 2023)

[German]Once again, I'm bringing up a topic that has been brought to my attention several times by readers in recent weeks and months. It is about the problem that Microsoft has recently rolled out older versions of drivers for Windows … Continue reading

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Windows 3rd party printer driver: Microsoft switches to Mopria support; new legacy drivers won't be shipped via Windows Update(from 2025)

[German]Brief information for people who use Windows and were used to the fact that printer drivers from the manufacturers were also updated by Microsoft via Windows Update. In the future, Microsoft will increasingly rely on the Mopria standard for printers/scanners. … Continue reading

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Windows: Malware still loadable in kernel drivers (RedDriver attack)

[German]Microsoft's measures to prevent the loading of malicious kernel drivers don't seem to be working at all. I've had the issue on my radar for weeks, because the driver block list doesn't really seem to work. Now security researchers at … Continue reading

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Intel driver 31.0.101.2121 stalls with error code 8 during installation

[English]Brief note for users who want to use the Intel graphics driver 31.0.101.2121 under Windows and suddenly get an error code 8 displayed during installation. The problem is known – the GPU is not supported (support for Skylake 6th generation … Continue reading

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Does AMD's Windows WHQL driver bricks RDNA 2 RX 6000 GPUs?

[German]Can a driver update bricks AMD graphics cards (AMD 6800/6900 GPUs) from AMD? There are hints from users that exactly this might have happened after a driver update – whereby we are talking about WHQL Windows drivers certified by Microsoft. … Continue reading

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Microsoft certificates misused to sign malware (Dec. 2022)

[German]Security researchers have come across cases where cybercriminals have managed to sign malware-infected Windows drivers using valid digital certificates from Microsoft. This allows the malware to trick the check for a digital signature under Windows. Several threat actors seem to … Continue reading

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Bug in Adaptec ASR-72405 driver for Windows 11/Server 2022

[German]Users of Windows 11 (22H2) as well as Windows Server 2022 should pay attention if they run a RAID system and use the Adaptec ASR-71605 RAID controller for it. A blog reader pointed out to me a nasty bug in … Continue reading

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