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Windows 7: New Hardware Detected After Updating Video Driver

22 Nov 2011   #1
bej

Windows 7 Home Pro SP1 64bit
 
 
New Hardware Detected After Updating Video Driver

Just curious, Why ?? A video driver is software. I get a yellow exclimation point in the Windows Performace tab saying I need to run WEI again.


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22 Nov 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Although an updated driver is software it may improve the graphics performance, which in turn may give you a higher WEI score.

As far as Windows is concerned your hardware has been updated and for that reason will prompt you to update your Windows Experience Index.
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22 Nov 2011   #3
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The WEI tests the driver just as much as it tests the hardware. So if you change a driver on a major hardware component, the WEI score could change radically, so if you want the "correct" score you have to rerun it after some driver updates.

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22 Nov 2011   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It does sound strange, but this happens after upgrading the graphics driver on Vista, Windows 7 and also Windows 8. I think that it would be better if it said New Hardware and/or Driver Detected as this would cover both driver and card upgrades.
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22 Nov 2011   #5
bej

Windows 7 Home Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I'm very concrete so, when it says "hardware" I think new or different card.
Thanks for the responses and explaination.
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23 Nov 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.
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