Hardware drivers as
It is relatively rare for drivers to
be updated as a Critical Update through
Microsoft/Windows Update, but it does happen.
Usually that is because there is a
performance or other major issue with the driver so the
hardware manufacturer creates and follows the procedure
to have a new driver certified by Microsoft. Only
then does the driver get pushed through
Microsoft/Windows Update as a Critical Update.
Critical Updates are not necessarily
security issues. Major issues such as blue screens
can initiate the need for a Critical Update.
I suggest getting drivers directly
from the hardware manufacturer. These will be the latest
drivers avaoilable for your hardware.
If Windows Update has a driver update as a Critical
Update, make a note of it and then get the other updates
leaving the driver.
Then go to the hardware manufacturers website and
research their latest driver.
Since the driver is a Critical Update, you should get
the updated driver unless you determine there is a
reason not to.
As far is Microsoft/Windows Update is
concerned, a Driver Update is just another update.
Driver updates will be installed as silently as any
other update depending on how you have Microsoft/Windows