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Windows 7: Updates

22 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional (x64) (build 7600)Install Language: English (United States)
 
 
Updates

I want to know if I should look for updates for the Main Circuit Board .I just updated chipset on our Vista computer and fixed a malfunction , but I then looked at the other drives for the Main Circuit Board and wondered if the Uniblue drive-search also are looking for them

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22 Oct 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

By main circuit board, do you mean motherboard? Yes, you can check Intel for the latest drivers for your motherboard. Just like you would check NVidia, Sonic, etc.
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22 Oct 2010   #3
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Unlike XP and Vista, Windows 7 has most of the drivers in its installer and available quickly via optional Windows Updates. Unless there is a performance problem, its best not to change out the chipset or other drivers willy-nilly.

If you'd like to test performance differences with the latest chipset from your computer or mobo maker's Support Downloads webpage, set a restore point which you can roll back if there is no appreciable improvement.
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22 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional (x64) (build 7600)Install Language: English (United States)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Unlike XP and Vista, Windows 7 has most of the drivers in its installer and available quickly via optional Windows Updates. Unless there is a performance problem, its best not to change out the chipset or other drivers willy-nilly.

If you'd like to test performance differences with the latest chipset from your computer or mobo maker's Support Downloads webpage, set a restore point which you can roll back if there is no appreciable improvement.
We have four computers and one External Master Mixer so we dont want to do system restore at all. Only maybe sytem check , but I will find out about performance later then
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22 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional (x64) (build 7600)Install Language: English (United States)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
By main circuit board, do you mean motherboard? Yes, you can check Intel for the latest drivers for your motherboard. Just like you would check NVidia, Sonic, etc.
Motherboard yes .Thats great to know , but if it works just perfect then maybe its no need or am I wrong.
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22 Oct 2010   #6
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Hello niceboy, welcome to Seven Forums!



This in this tutorial at the link below is what he meant by "set a restore point" in the previous post.


How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows
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22 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional (x64) (build 7600)Install Language: English (United States)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello niceboy, welcome to Seven Forums!



This in this tutorial at the link below is what he meant by "set a restore point" in the previous post.


How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows
I know that, but we rather use Drive Clone and our own restore-pionts
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22 Oct 2010   #8
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If your performance is perfect, then there is no need at all to change drivers unless you notice performance lags or deficiencies.

The reason I suggested System Restore if you wish to try a newer chipset is that it is a collection of drivers and not just one which is easy to roll back in Device Manager.

However in the Chipset download Read Me file it will tell you what drivers are included so you can manually roll them back if you choose, just as with any other single driver installed.

We do not recommend turning off System Restore unless you have a good reason. It can save your System in many cases where a reinstall would be necessary. Frequent imaging can also help but isn't as flexible a solution as System Restore.
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22 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional (x64) (build 7600)Install Language: English (United States)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If your performance is perfect, then there is no need at all to change drivers unless you notice performance lags.
What is lags
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22 Oct 2010   #10
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Slowness, deficiencies, or even the dreaded "hang" (getting stuck) - which should not occur at all in Windows 7.
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