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Windows 7: What mainboard software should I install after installing W7?

17 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 premium 64-bit
 
 
What mainboard software should I install after installing W7?

I have just installed Windows 7 premium 64-bit on an Asus P5K premium mainboard. The Asus website lists various software downloads for this mainboard. Some of them are:

Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility V9.1.1.1019
Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet Driver V11.10.5.3
ATK0110 driver Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver V8.9.0.1023
JMicron JMB36X(JMB363) Controller Driver V1.17.49.4

I think the Marvell driver got installed by Windows 7 "automatically". However, I don't know where to look inside my Windows 7 installation to double-check this. What about the other software listed above? Is there a way of checking my Windows 7 installation to see if this other software has already been automatically installed from the Windows 7 DVD-ROM?

Thanks a lot for any advice.

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17 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Click on the Start icon and type "device manager" in the search field.
Post a screenshot of your device manager.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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17 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You definitely want to install your latest chipset driver.
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...psets&lang=eng
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17 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 premium 64-bit
 
 

Hi, I have made 3 screenshots. Thanks.


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17 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

From what I can see, you have everything installed.
Feel free to update your drivers. The ASUS drivers on their are out of date.
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17 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Device Manager looks pretty good. The thing to look for is a yellow question mark against a device - this indicates that Windows 7 hasn't found a driver for it.

That said, Windows 7 and Windows Updates are very good at finding drivers for all your hardware.
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18 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks a lot people. Awesome website btw.
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18 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome W7User.

Glad you like the site, we like to think it's pretty good too.

Feel free to have a good look round - the tutorial forum has a wealth of information on all things related to Windows 7.
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19 Feb 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Always use the OEM manufacturer's website for driver updates. Not the Windows updater as it loves to misled.
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19 Feb 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

I would not change out any drivers not given by the installer or optional Windows Updates unless performance points to those drivers. This is not XP. Windows 7 is driver-complete in the installer and Updates with few exceptions.
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