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Windows 7: What Drivers to Install for Windows 7

16 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
What Drivers to Install for Windows 7

Hi All,

I've successfully did a clean install of Windows 7 with many thanks to Ignatsatsonic.

I have an old Dell Desktop PC and upgraded the memory to 3GBs, Graphics cards, etc for Windows 7 Home Premium.

Normally I would have installed the following Drivers with Windows XP Media Centre (2):

1. Intel Pro VE 100 Network Connection

Windows has installed this chipset.

2. Control Drivers - Intel Chipset Software (Do I need to install?)

Release Date: 1/22/2007 - Version: A018.1.1.1010
Importance: Recommended - Download Type: Driver

3. Audio Drivers - Sigmatel STAC 92XX (Do I need to install?)

This was standard. I've upgraded to an Audigy SE/LE which has been installed by Win7.

4. Video - Intel 82945G Express Chipset

I gather these were the original video drivers. I have a NVIDIA 6800 and installed the new drivers without any problems.

Still can't use to the fact that Win7 does take-over with installing many items.



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16 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

This is not XP. Drivers come automatically. It's called 'progress'. Only if you think you have a problem with a specific driver, manual intervention is warrented.
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16 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Windows 7 Drivers

Hi whs,

Many thanks for your advice about keeping it simple the Win7 way!

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16 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit

In any case open and have a look at the Device Manager (Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\System and then Device Manager on the Left Panel)) to confirm that all the Drivers are in place.
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16 Apr 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Yeah, wanchoo is right. If you see yellow triangles, then there is a problem.
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