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Windows 7: Does windows 7 automatically install drivers for you?

26 Jul 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Generally speaking, Windows 7 includes most of the necessary drivers for the computer to function. I find that I often do not "Have" to update to the drivers from the vendor specifically. For me, if it's working properly and doesn't show up in Device Manager as having an issue I just leave it alone. The only exception to that rule for me is with my video card. I usually get that driver right from the vendor.

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26 Jul 2010   #12

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

I agree with pparks1 the only other thing I might do is check on my chipset driver version especialy if it's Nvidia and update it. Fabe
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26 Jul 2010   #13
Tarka Dal


Watch out for burnt out graphics card mind you!
Immediate updates are perilous for certain hardware.
But, it's up to you in the end.
So have fun!

I just update now and again. Seems to be ok that way..
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