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Windows 7: My new PC

09 Nov 2010   #1
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
My new PC

Hello , I got a new (to me) PC today its a built one, the guy was selling because he is to be made redundant, anyway I had a Windows XP laptop before but this PC is a big box, I know its Windows 7 and the guy told me a lot about it (that I did not fully understand) but its working well I think. The only thing I recognise is CCleaner and that says (MS Windows 7 32bit Intel Core2Duo CPU E8400 @3.00GHz, 4.0GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD4800 Series) ? He said something about driver updates so what do I update ?, appreciate any advice


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09 Nov 2010   #2
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

do a check for windows updates
also check if there is a automatic update feature is turned on
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09 Nov 2010   #3
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

OK and thanks Solarstarshines
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09 Nov 2010   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ciara View Post
Hello , I got a new (to me) PC today its a built one, the guy was selling because he is to be made redundant, anyway I had a Windows XP laptop before but this PC is a big box, I know its Windows 7 and the guy told me a lot about it (that I did not fully understand) but its working well I think. The only thing I recognise is CCleaner and that says (MS Windows 7 32bit Intel Core2Duo CPU E8400 @3.00GHz, 4.0GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD4800 Series) ? He said something about driver updates so what do I update ?, appreciate any advice
Welcome Ciara


Well for someone that doesnt know a lot about computers there are some third party applications that will search and find recent drivers for you to download.

While these arent the best solution they do a decent enough job.

If you want to try to do it yourself you will need to get familiar with device manager

Please go to start>search>type device manager.
Are there any "unknown devices" with yellow triangles on them?
Is you driver there , listed, and working?

If your driver is missing, or there is a yellow triangle on it, you will need to update it.

If you right click any driver and go to driver they will tell you the date. Anything older than 7/13/09 needs to be updated if there is one.

How To Find Drivers:
Quote:
- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.
- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: Drivers and Downloads
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09 Nov 2010   #5
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

no problem it is not a big issue to do this but the man who sole the machine to you should have fully took care of that issue before the sell almost like selling a car with a defect and he knows it

but this is just a opinion im sure after you get the drivers worked out and such it will perform great
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09 Nov 2010   #6
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi zigzag3143 Thank you, I clicked Update and Windows says no updates available, there are no yellow triangles that I can see in device manager (I followed your instructions and found it ) but display adaptors driver is dated 17/08/2009, so I need to do something with the display ?

Hi Solarstarshines I hope so too
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09 Nov 2010   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

i doubt you need to do anything to the drivers if it is a laptop and no issues or conflicts dont worry about it leave it be unless requested by a new driver to be installed

other then this you should be alright
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09 Nov 2010   #8
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Its a Tsunami Dream tower and I got Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor with it Solarstarshines, but there are a lot of things on it that I'm not sure what they do ... yet
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09 Nov 2010   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ciara View Post
Its a Tsunami Dream tower and I got Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor with it Solarstarshines, but there are a lot of things on it that I'm not sure what they do ... yet

Plenty of tutorials here to learn. Just pick a topic... http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/
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09 Nov 2010   #10
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Looks like I have a lot of reading to do
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