Best ware for updating drivers
This is a standard type of hardware — you should never need to update this basic mouse driver; it’s included in Windows.
Here’s the thing — you don’t actually need to regularly update your drivers.
After installation, Driver Update ran a scan and informed us that our computer had 14 out-of-date drivers, many of which are considered “ancient.” This is on a fresh Windows 8.1 system — installed just a few months ago — with the latest drivers available from the manufacturer’s website at the time.
There’s no possible way we have “ancient” drivers from 2006 installed.
Device drivers smooth mouse operations, make VMware features such as folder sharing available, and improve sound, graphics, and networking performance.
If you do a custom VMware Tools installation or reinstallation, you can choose which drivers to install.
When you install VMware Tools, a virtual SVGA driver replaces the default VGA driver, which allows for only 640 X 480 resolution and 16-color graphics.
It’s basically just the Windows tech support phone call scam, but they’re only going after people who have already proven they’ll spend money for questionable software.
This driver provides the same base functionality as the SVGA driver, and it adds Windows Aero support.
When you create a virtual machine, if you specify that you want the virtual machine to use a Bus Logic adapter, the guest operating system uses the SCSI driver that VMware Tools provides.
We’ve seen driver-updating tools pop up with suggestions to install drivers for printers that were never connected to the PC. It’s named “Driver Support” and uses the same business model, charging a year for driver updates.
It’s even more ridiculous — it says our computer’s “Driver Health Is Low! To fix this, we need to update our “HID-compliant mouse” driver.