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    Intel gets onboard with Windows Modern Drivers

    These new drivers will be required by the Windows 10 October Update and later.
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    Re: Intel gets onboard with Windows Modern Drivers

    WMDs...seriously, which idiot in marketing decided that was a good idea...

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    Re: Intel gets onboard with Windows Modern Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    WMDs...seriously, which idiot in marketing decided that was a good idea...
    I suspect marketing weren't involved and hence it ended up with such a terrible name.

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    Re: Intel gets onboard with Windows Modern Drivers

    WMDs might not be too far from the truth. New drivers can be catastrophic...

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    Re: Intel gets onboard with Windows Modern Drivers

    Seems like a good way to force people into the Windows Store.

    Mandate that hardware vendors must now supply drivers in this format while telling them any supporting applications must be provided via the Windows Store.

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    Re: Intel gets onboard with Windows Modern Drivers

    When the next version comes out, will they call it "Windows Moderner Drivers"??

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    Re: Intel gets onboard with Windows Modern Drivers

    Is that why a friend of mine while installing a fresh Windows 1809 got asked for disk controller divers (preventing the installation to continue)? Then he tried with a previous windows version and the installation went smooth...
    Windows is getting worst by the updates.

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    Re: Intel gets onboard with Windows Modern Drivers

    I notice realtek have audio app in the store. But then you would need a windows account?

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    Re: Intel gets onboard with Windows Modern Drivers

    Based on current Intel drivers and Win10, WMD is about the right description !

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    Re: Intel gets onboard with Windows Modern Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    WMDs...seriously, which idiot in marketing decided that was a good idea...
    The one who's just been woken up, Austin Powers style, from 10 years in hibernation.
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    Re: Intel gets onboard with Windows Modern Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    WMDs...seriously, which idiot in marketing decided that was a good idea...
    Your true Microsoft who else

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    Re: Intel gets onboard with Windows Modern Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    I suspect marketing weren't involved and hence it ended up with such a terrible name.
    If marketing wasn't involved, then it probably means it wont be a dumpster fire in practice. In that case, I'm good with an unfortunate acronym.
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    Re: Intel gets onboard with Windows Modern Drivers

    With so many MSFT screw ups on the OS, I think WMD drivers is an appropriate name. They could actually be software versions of WMD...LOL. I mean how many times does MSFT have to release an OS these days to get it right? I'm waiting to see if all the fixes are in before doing more work as we have some stuff that would be affected probably. Not sure I'd be too happy about a shiny new OS deleting some files or messing up drive/file mapping. How many other problems do they have? Braindrain is seriously affecting MSFT at this point IMHO. Intel has never been able to do vid drivers either. YMMV. I'd rather count on NV or AMD personally but whatever, bring on more competition I guess. I bet they fail at gpu next year just as they have before. Hardware matters not if drivers suck. Intel will have to PROVE their drivers are worthy of a gpu purchase, and do it for a year before I'll bite. I don't expect 1 driver a year etc. I want drivers for big game releases like AMD/NV or bust and constant improvements over the life of my card. NV/AMD will win for at least one gen of Intel until they prove they are not the past Intel with regards to drivers. I'm am woefully unimpressed by Intel drivers for gpu over their history (in or out of a cpu).

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