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Windows 7: Question About Driver update

20 Sep 2009   #1
Socketman

Win 7
 
 
Question About Driver update

Hi

New guy here. I have been running win 7 for about 6 mths now dual boot with xp. I have done a fresh install and got rid of xp and running win 7 straight up. My system is a Gigabyte AM2+ with a phenomII black edition 4 core., 4gb ram onboard video.

Now for the question. i got thinking today and realized i hadnt installed any chipset drivers etc. I look in device manager and all the drivers are from microsoft and from 2006 ? So i go to gigabyte and get the win 7 download but all it installs is the graphic driver and usb filter driver nothing else. I try driver max and it says my drivers are up to date.What am i missing here.


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20 Sep 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Socketman View Post
Hi

New guy here. I have been running win 7 for about 6 mths now dual boot with xp. I have done a fresh install and got rid of xp and running win 7 straight up. My system is a Gigabyte AM2+ with a phenomII black edition 4 core., 4gb ram onboard video.

Now for the question. i got thinking today and realized i hadnt installed any chipset drivers etc. I look in device manager and all the drivers are from microsoft and from 2006 ? So i go to gigabyte and get the win 7 download but all it installs is the graphic driver and usb filter driver nothing else. I try driver max and it says my drivers are up to date.What am i missing here.
Hi socketman

You aren't missing anything win 7 insatalls most of the correct driver on install, most ppl dont have to find any. As long as there are no "unknown devices" and everything is working your golden. I personally dont use a driver max type program because sometimes they give false up to date, or download the older drivers.

Hope this helps, and have fun with win 7 just make sure you backup

Ken
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20 Sep 2009   #3
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I was pleasantly surprised, after Win7 installation I tried loading several drivers and the message was always the same, something like 'most current driver already installed'.

Can't say I miss loading all the drivers
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20 Sep 2009   #4
Socketman

Win 7
 
 
So True

Well ive been around since windows 3.1 and i like the fact the drivers are installed immediately and correctly. Its just a bit unusual is all. Thanks for the replies
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21 Sep 2009   #5
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Socketman View Post
Well ive been around since windows 3.1 and i like the fact the drivers are installed immediately and correctly. Its just a bit unusual is all. Thanks for the replies
Makes me feel like there's still something left to do!

Still looking for drivers and checking if they're current.
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