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Windows 7: Why do I have chipset drivers when I don't use an nvidia chipset?

02 Sep 2010   #1

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Why do I have chipset drivers when I don't use an nvidia chipset?



I have GTX 460 with 258.96 drivers. I do not have an nVidia chipset. When I went to check the Driver Sweeper files, I found all these chipset files. Why do I have them?

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02 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Why do I have them?
For the same reason I and everyone else does, because 7 installs base drivers for just about everything as a "just in case", regardless of the actual hardware. I have those same files as well as some from Intel, Via, SiS, etc all in the,

C:\Windows\System32\drivers

Personally I would just leave all that well enough alone as it isn't affecting anything as they never get loaded unless the hardware they are for ever gets installed. That and there is a good chance that by removing them that when SP1 does come out it will fail to install due to missing system files (ask those that had that happen after removing various unused driver files and whatnot with vlite on Vista).
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