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Windows 7: how do you know if you have the latest drivers?

28 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7 x64
how do you know if you have the latest drivers?

Hi Guys,

I installed windows 7 x64 and I don't know whether I have the latest drivers. For some it is obvious eg gfx drivers but for the chipsets ( I have intel P35 desktop) it is more difficult.

I installed the "Intel® Chipset Identification Utility" for my chipset but a lot of my intel drivers from I look at the device manager have driver dates from 2006 e.g.

Intel P35 Express Chipset Processor, all the Intel ICH9 drivers...

Would this be considered up-to-date? I'm thinking these are just simple drivers etc and they wouldnt be updated too often.

I also see in Device Manager quite a few generic names like "Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller" is this meant to be the case or should i get more specialised drivers?


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28 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

The only thing you can do is go to your MB manufacturers site and see if they have windows seven 64 bit drivers for your chipset ect. And check the date on the drivers available.
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