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Windows 7: Dell Clean Installation - Use Dell or Windows Drivers?

04 Mar 2019   #1
krutzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Dell Clean Installation - Use Dell or Windows Drivers?

I have done a clean install of windows 7 Ultimate on a Dell E6400 (4 series chipsets). It is 2019, and I am wondering, should I install the Dell Drivers vs. the ones windows installs. I ask that because windows update is has a bunch of drivers (chipset, audio) that are queued up to install. I don't know if these MS drivers will perform better in 2019 vs. the Dell drivers from 2010. Which way should I go? Some, none, a mix?

Thank you

Kevin


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04 Mar 2019   #2
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

I would use Dell's auto update on the driver section of this page
https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/latitude-e6400/drivers
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05 Mar 2019   #3
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Windows drivers don't handle everything. Certain functionality like wifi won't work with integrated drivers. Manufacturer's drivers are always the best. Also when windows updates offers them I suggest that you decline them.
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