Driver updates can come from a variety of sources, including:
* **Windows Update:** Windows Update is the built-in update service for Windows operating systems. It automatically checks for and installs updates to Windows, including driver updates. * **Device manufacturer websites:** Device manufacturers typically release driver updates on their websites. You can manually check for and download driver updates from your device manufacturer's website. * **Third-party driver updater tools:** There are a number of third-party driver updater tools available that can automatically scan for and install driver updates.
In the case of the driver updates that you listed, it is likely that they were installed from Windows Update. This is because Windows Update automatically installs driver updates by default. However, you can also manually install driver updates from the device manufacturer's website or a third-party driver updater tool.
To check which source Windows Update installed a driver update from, you can follow these steps:
1. Open the **Device Manager**. 2. Expand the category of the device that you want to check. 3. Right-click the device and select **Properties**. 4. Click the **Driver** tab. 5. Under **Driver Provider**, you can see the source of the driver update.
If you are unsure whether a driver update is safe to install, it is always best to check with the device manufacturer first. Yes, the information you have provided can tell you from where the driver update is coming from.
The first screenshot shows that the **FTV-Windows 10 Update Policy - Ring 2** policy is configured to allow Windows drivers to be installed. This means that driver updates can be installed from any source, including Windows Update, the device manufacturer's website, or a third-party driver updater tool.
The second screenshot shows that the **FTV-Windows 10 Update Policy - Ring 2** policy is configured to automatically install quality updates, which may include driver updates. This means that driver updates can be installed from Windows Update, which is the most likely source of the driver updates that you listed.
To confirm which source Windows Update installed a driver update from, you can follow the steps I provided in my previous response.
It is also possible that some of the driver updates that you listed were installed from a different source, such as the device manufacturer's website or a third-party driver updater tool. However, without more information, it is difficult to say for sure.