Microsoft will move third-party drivers out of the system folder and isolate them in a different location with the major Windows 10 update released this fall. Here are the details …
The major Windows 10 update to be released later this year will also address the driver issue in the operating system. As you know, drivers are extremely important files that allow Windows 10 to communicate with hardware components in your computer.
However, it is a fact that third party drivers can cause critical system failures, conflicts and performance problems. Microsoft will take an important step in this regard with the Windows 10 21H2 update, code-named Sun Valley, which will be available this fall.
Although keeping the drivers up to date is very important for your computer to work properly, installing the wrong or problematic driver can cause blue screen errors and performance degradation, as we have just mentioned. The software giant will now isolate third-party drivers in another folder.
Will improve system stability
Currently, all the drivers in Windows 10 are stored in the C: \ Windows \ System32 \ DriverStore folder, that is, right at the heart of the operating system. Storing third party drivers along with local drivers in this system folder, which is extremely important, can cause some problems.
That will change with the next major update, codenamed Sun Valley. Third party drivers will be kept in a separate folder located at C: \ Windows \ OEMDRIVERS. Microsoft has already implemented this change in one of the Windows 10 21H2 preview versions available to Insider Program members.
Isolating third-party drivers in a separate folder from local drives is expected to improve system stability, reducing blue screen errors and crashes. At the same time, users who perform regular driver updates can increase performance on their computers.