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Windows 7: Drivers for windows 7 home premium

30 Aug 2011   #1
asser

windows 7 home premium 64 bitt
 
 
Drivers for windows 7 home premium

HEY.I was wondering if it is possible to update my drivers free,and if it is possible then where and how kind regards asser


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30 Aug 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Your specs say, ACER.
Check on the Acer website for update drivers for your Model.
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30 Aug 2011   #3
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Have a look here - Acer Support: Welcome to Acer Support

Danny
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30 Aug 2011   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Is this a new install?

Win7 is driver-complete in the installer and then updated via optional Windows Updates. I would not change any drivers given by the installer or Updates unless specific performance problems point to a driver.
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31 Aug 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Have a look here - Acer Support: Welcome to Acer Support

Danny
Always update drivers from the OEM manufacturer's website.
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31 Aug 2011   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Yes, XP installs require many if not most drivers to be provided from the manufacturers website.

Based on the experience with Vista where manufacturers held out providing drivers to get us to buy newer hardware, MS spent almost a billion dollars subsidizing drivers for Win7 under WHQL so they would have them first in the installer and quickly updated via optional Updates.

So there is no reason to follow old outdated XP methods by changing out drivers provided by the installer or Updates unless performance problems point directly to a specific driver.
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31 Aug 2011   #7
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

FWIW: If it is working ok, then don't mess with it. Especially bios updates and such. If the driver updates from the manufacuters site have an increased capability or speed increase. then update from their site otherwise leave it alone and enjoy your computer. Don't get paranoid about updating unless something is not working.

Rich
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31 Aug 2011   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This may be crazy, but I do it this way. If every thing is working properly I leave the drivers alone. New drivers can't fix things that are not broken. If everything is working correctly I also leave the Bios alone.
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31 Aug 2011   #9
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Personally I always update my drivers with the latest version supplied by the manufacturer. It's never broken anything and often adds functionality that isn't there with the windows default drivers. While Windows 7 does come with a lot of supplied drivers, I would think a lot of them are now getting out dated. I'd rather get them from the manufacturer than though windows update. Just my 2 cents, everybody is entitled to there opinion, and thats mine.
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01 Sep 2011   #10
asser

windows 7 home premium 64 bitt
 
 

Thankyou everyone you have all been so kind.asser
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