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Windows 7: computer turning off randomly

07 Jun 2015   #41
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

To uninstall drivers, go to the devices in Device Manager and either remove the device and restart (do this one device at a time and say yes if prompted to uninstall the driver too), or to go to the device > click Properties > go to the Driver Tab > and the click the Uninstall button to uninstall the driver.

Once restarted and back on the desktop you can then install the new driver for the device.

The devices that have a yellow ! on them means that Windows considers these new devices and they may only have a generic Windows driver running them.
These you can install the new driver right over the Microsoft one.

Be sure to go to the motherboard manufacturer's website and download all of the most current drivers for your model of motherboard. This will also be your list of devices that you need to be sure to update.

To help avoid conflicts you can go to the View menu and then select "Show Hidden Devices".
If you see any duplicates of known motherboard components you can uninstall or remove the one that is greyed out (hidden device).


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08 Jun 2015   #42
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Did you ever built your system out of the case as I suggested? My post #24

Is your system out of any case at this time?
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11 Jun 2015   #43
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Did you ever built your system out of the case as I suggested? My post #24

Is your system out of any case at this time?
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I changed the mobo to a new case and nothing....
Thanks
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11 Jun 2015   #44
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
To uninstall drivers, go to the devices in Device Manager and either remove the device and restart (do this one device at a time and say yes if prompted to uninstall the driver too), or to go to the device > click Properties > go to the Driver Tab > and the click the Uninstall button to uninstall the driver.

Once restarted and back on the desktop you can then install the new driver for the device.

The devices that have a yellow ! on them means that Windows considers these new devices and they may only have a generic Windows driver running them.
These you can install the new driver right over the Microsoft one.

Be sure to go to the motherboard manufacturer's website and download all of the most current drivers for your model of motherboard. This will also be your list of devices that you need to be sure to update.

To help avoid conflicts you can go to the View menu and then select "Show Hidden Devices".
If you see any duplicates of known motherboard components you can uninstall or remove the one that is greyed out (hidden device).
When I booted for the first time windows started installing lots of drivers..and they install sucesfully except like 2. They were like 30 in total.
.. please tell me what you think
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11 Jun 2015   #45
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I think Windows 'found new hardware' and found and installed the best driver available for each new device found.

Windows 7 is highly robust in it's catalog of drivers for known hardware, one of the things that makes the OS so dependable.
What you need to keep in mind is that many of these drivers are generic - basic drivers to provide basic functionality.

The motherboard manufacturer makes drivers specific for their motherboard. These drivers can add functionality and correct known bugs and defects. It is always recommended to be running the most current driver from the manufacturer rather than the generic Windows drivers for that reason.
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12 Jun 2015   #46
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
I think Windows 'found new hardware' and found and installed the best driver available for each new device found.

Windows 7 is highly robust in it's catalog of drivers for known hardware, one of the things that makes the OS so dependable.
What you need to keep in mind is that many of these drivers are generic - basic drivers to provide basic functionality.

The motherboard manufacturer makes drivers specific for their motherboard. These drivers can add functionality and correct known bugs and defects. It is always recommended to be running the most current driver from the manufacturer rather than the generic Windows drivers for that reason.
Ok now I am confused. My Pc would not have booted if I would have taken a non- gygabyte motherboard right?
I guess that I was lucky enough to have found a gygabyte mobo because both motherboards (old and new) uses some of the same drivers and because of that I could keep my previous Windows installation and configuration.

You are telling me that Windows used generic drivers when I thought that Windows was using the drivers of my previuos gygabhte mobo...

How is that??

Thanks
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12 Jun 2015   #47
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

You could have used a different motherboard from a different vendor and got the same results in most cases.
Windows installs the generic drivers to give basic functionality because if they didn't, no one doing a clean install on a newly built system could get their PCs running so they would have a chance to install the manufacturer's drivers - which would not be on the system at all at that point.

You should not assume that just because you got a Gigabyte motherboard that the Gigabyte drivers were installed automatically, although that is possible.
The only way to tell is to check.

Go to Device manager and select the devices that are known motherboard components, right click on them and choose Properties > then go to the Driver Tab and look at the version of the driver shown. You will see if it is a Microsoft driver or a Manufacturer specific driver.

You could then check further and see if the driver installed is the same as the most current one on the manufacturer's website for your 'new, motherboard.
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12 Jun 2015   #48
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Very Clear, ..
Thanks a lot...

Tchau
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