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Windows 7: manufacturers drivers or let windows 7 choose them for me?

22 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
manufacturers drivers or let windows 7 choose them for me?

i have just wiped off the pre-installed windows that was on my lenovo laptop and installed a clean version of windows 7 home premium 64, can I ask if its better to use the manufacturer branded drivers or are the ones that windows downloads via the updates etc better as they are as intended and "clean" ?



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22 Aug 2012   #2

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

It is always better to use the drivers offered from the manufacturer's website for your specific laptop.
It is always better to use the most recent version if there is more than one offered for a device.

The drivers from Windows Update are OK if you can't find one you need on the website.
It is very rare that the driver from WU will be newer than the one offered on the manufacturer's website.
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