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Windows 7: Driver install on a clean Win 7 install

29 Dec 2010   #1
the jimmy

Win 7 32bit HP
 
 
Driver install on a clean Win 7 install

In the Win 95 days I remember having to first install MB drivers before the graphics card drivers.

Is this still true for Win 7? Or does Windows go out and get these automatically.


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29 Dec 2010   #2
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

MS paid a lot of money to vendors to write drivers for Windows 7. Unless your system is 4 or 5 years old, Windows 7 should have all the drivers already. Some drivers will be outdated but system should run and then you can check for updates. Download and run this tool on your system.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...e-advisor.aspx

Jim
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29 Dec 2010   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
MS paid a lot of money to vendors to write drivers for Windows 7.
Where did you hear that?
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30 Dec 2010   #4
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Quote:
MS paid a lot of money to vendors to write drivers for Windows 7.
Where did you hear that?
There were lots of information before Windows 7 was released and stated that MS was paying vendors to write their drivers and get them certified before Windows 7 was released. They didn't want another Vista.

Jim
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30 Dec 2010   #5
yousaf465

Windows 7 Ultimate x32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by the jimmy View Post
In the Win 95 days I remember having to first install MB drivers before the graphics card drivers.

Is this still true for Win 7? Or does Windows go out and get these automatically.
Windows 7 is most compatible windows ever, I got no major drivers issues, on each system I have tried it on.
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30 Dec 2010   #6
the jimmy

Win 7 32bit HP
 
 

Thanks for the responses
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