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23 Aug 2010  


This is not XP or Vista. MS spent a fortune building drivers in partnership with manufacturers, paying the tab so they wouldn't hold out to force us to buy newer hardware like with Vista.

As a result, the installer is nearly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. In a couple of hundred installs, I haven't seen any bad drivers be supplied. At most I have to hunt one or two. In the rare case, I swap out a chipset or display driver for a better one from the computer or device maker's website, but only if performance dictates doing so.

If you have wireless LAN then that driver should be on a stick or disk so you can get online quickly if installer fails to provide it, as it can sometimes. Then wait to see what goodies Windows Updates delivers, check your Device Manager for any missing drivers and go find them on the Downloads webpage for your computer/device.
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