DisplayLink Driver Question

Hi, is it safe to update to the latest driver from the DisplayLink website or do you test the new drivers as they come out and recommend the most compatible version here? Your drivers page has version 8.0 M3 while the DL website has 8.1 M0.


Hi Jesse,

Good question, thanks for posting. We do indeed intentionally trail a bit behind DisplayLink’s latest drivers just in case any unexpected issues occur when a new version is released. (Even if a small percentage of our users were to encounter a previously undiscovered driver bug, it would be significant.)

So far both in our internal testing and reports from users, feedback on 8.1 has been very good, so I wouldn’t hesitate to install it if you want the most current build.