I hate to say it, but really it should "just work".. given Microsoft *can* control what drivers are installed, I simply don't understand why hardware drivers aren't maintained through a quality controlled channel, let people choose which version they want, but otherwise have a default currently supported (and tested in at least the most common hardware configurations) driver that is delivered through windows updates or something...
One of the reason's I (as a Windows admin, and Linux admin too) enjoy using an Apple Mac is because I *never* have to dick around with drivers. This is likely also a major contributor to touted enterprise support cost savings at IBM despite higher initial buy cost for their Macbook Pro fleet.
I realise all the myriad configurations would make extensive testing of every configuration improbable, something that Apple has an advantage over by controlling the hardware as well as OS, but I also refuse to believe this is an insurmountable engineering problem.
Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life. -- Schulz