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Windows 7: Clean install - Which drivers should I update?


27 Mar 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Clean install - Which drivers should I update?

I have just done a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit on my Dell Vostro 1720.
Most things are working (The web cam isn't but I never use it anyway)

Is it necessarily to upgrade the drivers and if so, which drivers should I upgrade?

Dells support site isn't very helpful...

// Anders

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27 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If Windows and/or Windows Update brought you drivers that are working, I would let them alone. If you don't think something is working as expected, look for updated drivers. Typically, on a laptop, if Windows Update brings down the drivers, I leave them alone. On a tower, especially one used for gaming, I always update the video drivers.
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27 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Dell Support not helpful?

All your drivers are here: Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United Kingdom]

Just select Windows 7 32-bit from the drop-down OS list then enter your service tag.

You can always check in Device Manager to see what is needed.
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29 Mar 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ok, if you use Internet Explorer Dells support site works a bit better.
But who is using IE ;-)

Thanks for the answers. I will run without updating the drivers and see if/what doesn't work for a while before doing anything...

// Anders
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29 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andis59 View Post
But who is using IE ;-)
Many people are using IE, like myself. Ever since IE7 came out, browser choice has been about personal preference, and not quality. I use Chrome to manage my Google account stuff, and IE for everything else.
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