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Windows 7: Mobo Drivers - MS or vendors?

02 Nov 2009   #1
sclg

W7 Pro
 
 
Mobo Drivers - MS or vendors?

If device manager is happy that W7 has managed to find drivers for everything automatically, would the team recommend leaving well alone or going for the mobo vendors drivers?

(I ask because all was well until I installed the Asus W7 drivers for my P5Q...)

Steve


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02 Nov 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Personally, I would get the latest drivers I could from the manufacturer. If anything goes wrong, uninstall them and let Windows Update install automatically.
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02 Nov 2009   #3
sclg

W7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
Personally, I would get the latest drivers I could from the manufacturer. If anything goes wrong, uninstall them and let Windows Update install automatically.
Ahh. So if I uninstall them, W7 will go back to its defaults??
Hadn't realised that.
Thanks
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02 Nov 2009   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sclg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
Personally, I would get the latest drivers I could from the manufacturer. If anything goes wrong, uninstall them and let Windows Update install automatically.
Ahh. So if I uninstall them, W7 will go back to its defaults??
Hadn't realised that.
Thanks
If Windows detects hardware without drivers, it will attempt to automatically install them from Windows Update.
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