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April 2017



Intel Rapid Storage Technology 15.5

28 April 2017


Intel has released Version 15.5.0.1051 of the Rapid Storage Technology driver for the use of RAID or AHCI on Intel chipset-based motherboards.



AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.4

28 April 2017


AMD has released the Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.4 driver for the HD 7700, HD 8500 series and above on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. This driver improves performance in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, and provides bug fixes.



Windows Updates

26 April 2017


Microsoft has released an update for Windows 10 Creators Update, with the changes noted here.



Nvidia GeForce 381.89 WHQL

26 April 2017


Nvidia has released the 381.89 WHQL certified graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 400 and higher graphics cards under Windows 7, 8 and 10. It is the recommended driver for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, Heroes of the Storm 2.0, Batman: Arkham VR, Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, and Wilson's Heart. The driver also contains PhysX version 9.17.0329 and updates GeForce Experience to version 3.5.0.



Opera 44.0

26 April 2017


The Opera browser has been updated to Version 44.0.2510.1449. This version provides security and bug fixes.



CPU-Z 1.79

21 April 2017


A new Version 1.79 of the CPU-Z information utility has been released. This version adds support for new chipsets, updates the benchmark to version 17.01, as well as providing bug fixes.



Foxit Reader 8.3.0

21 April 2017


The free Foxit PDF Reader has been updated to Version 8.3.0.14878. Changes in this version include enhancements to the comment and ConnectedPDF features, as well as security and bug fixes.



Firefox 53.0

20 April 2017


Mozilla has released Version 53.0 of the Firefox browser. The changes in this version include improved graphics stability, new compact themes, a 32-bit/64-bit selection in the installer, and removal of support for XP and Vista, as well as security and bug fixes.



Chrome 58.0

20 April 2017


Google has released Version 58.0.3029.81 of the Chrome browser. This version provides feature improvements, as well as security and bug fixes.



CCleaner 5.29

20 April 2017


A new Version 5.29.6033 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. Changes include improved Windows 10 Creators Update compatibility, updated Edge, Internet Explorer and Firefox cleaning, as well as minor improvements and bug fixes.



AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.3

19 April 2017


AMD has released the Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.3 driver for the HD 7700, HD 8500 series and above on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. This driver adds support for the Radeon RX 580 and 570 series GPUs.



Java Runtime Environment 8.131

19 April 2017


Oracle has released an Update 131 to the Java Runtime Environment 8.



Windows Updates

19 April 2017


Microsoft has released non-critical updates for Windows 7 and 8.1. They are listed in more detail here.



Nvidia GeForce 381.78 Hotfix

15 April 2017


Nvidia has released the 381.78 Hotfix graphics driver. This driver is for the GeForce 400 series and above under Windows 10. It fixes the Windows 10 Creators Update booting to a black screen on certain notebooks.



GPU-Z 1.19.0

14 April 2017


GPU-Z, a free graphics card information utility, has reached Version 1.19.0. This version provides support for new chipsets, as well as minor improvements and bug fixes.



Opera 44.0

13 April 2017


The Opera browser has been updated to Version 44.0.2510.1218. This version provides bug fixes.



Windows 10 Creators Update

12 April 2017


Microsoft has released the free Creators Update for Windows 10, Build 15063 Version 1703. The update is progressively rolling out to Windows 10 systems via Windows Update. The changes in the update are listed in the article linked above.


Update: If you don't want to wait, you can initiate the installation of the Creators Update by clicking the 'Update Now' button on this page and running the Update Assistant utility. Alternatively, you can create a Windows 10 ISO of the latest build by clicking the 'Download tool now' button.



AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.2

12 April 2017


AMD has released the Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.2 driver for the HD 7700, HD 8500 series and above on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. This driver adds support for the Windows 10 Creators Update, as well as providing a range of bug fixes.



Microsoft Security Updates

12 April 2017


Microsoft has released its monthly set of Windows security updates which you can view here and obtain via Windows Update. This includes the Windows 7 Rollup and Windows 8.1 Rollup updates.



Flash Player 25.0

12 April 2017


Adobe has released Version 25.0.0.148 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers. To download the full offline installer, use these links depending upon your browser: Internet Explorer or Firefox or Opera. Use Windows Update to update the built-in Flash Player in IE11 under Windows 8 and 10, and Edge under Windows 10. Update to the latest version of Chrome to update its built-in Flash Player.



Acrobat Reader DC 2017

12 April 2017


Adobe has released a new Version 2017.009.20044 of its free software for viewing PDF documents, now known as Acrobat Reader DC. This major update contains new features, enhancements, and security and bug fixes.



Nvidia GeForce 381.65 WHQL

7 April 2017


Nvidia has released the 381.65 WHQL certified graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 400 and higher graphics cards under Windows 7, 8 and 10. It is the recommended driver for Quake Champions Closed Beta. The driver package updates PhysX to version 9.17.0329 and contains GeForce Experience version 3.4.0.



AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.1

5 April 2017


AMD has released the Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.1 driver for the HD 7700, HD 8500 series and above on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. This driver adds support for the Oculus Asynchronous Spacewarp (ASW) and SteamVR Asynchronous Reprojection features, as well as display support for DP1.4 HBR3, 8K 60Hz dual cable and 8K 30Hz single cable. It also provides a range of bug fixes.



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