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Windows 7: Clarification please re drivers for Windows 7

29 Aug 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Windows 7 will likely come with almost every driver you need on the install disk. As long as you have another machine with Internet access, I would install Windows 7 and then check device manager after the install and see which things have an exclamation point. It's likely going to be nothing. If that is the case, you are pretty much good to go. If on the other hand, under VGA controller you see "Unknown", well then you need to hit the website and download your driver. You could get from either Dell or from Nvidia/ATI if you knew which video card you had installed.

As far as the person with the video had a generic driver and it worked to show the display. But likely wasn't at the resolution that the person wanted...hence the reason they went out and downloaded the driver from the mfg.

Hope that helps.

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30 Aug 2009   #12

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

When I installed Win 7 on my Asus system Win 7 found all the dirvers I needed for the motherboard and chipset to the network and even the Audigy sound card drivers as well as the video card . So I think it has a pretty good datqa base full of drivers you shouldn't have any problems. Except maybe your wifi or wireless if you have them. My guess is it will be an easy install for you, and this is a great forum for help. Good luck and enjoy.
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30 Aug 2009   #13

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Thanks to all for the advice. Feeling much more confident!
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