1.    24 Aug 2015 #1
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    Will I lose my graphics/motherboard drivers if I restore windows 10


    I custom built a PC and installed windows 7. I recently upgraded to 10 after upgrading my windows 8.1 laptop. I never reset or reinstalled windows on my PC when I was running windows 7 simply because of how tedious a task it was but now that I have 10 it can be done easily and so I wish to. The only worry I have is that because my PC was custom built I worry the drivers for my graphics card, motherboard, disk drive etc that I installed from the CDs they came with may be lost in the reset as the drivers may not be "baked into windows" like drivers for pre-built PCs. The only reason this is such a concern is that I no longer have the disks and cannot find the drivers online or locate all of the files within my PC. Can someone please either put my mind to rest and tell me I don't need to worry or offer a solution if it will remove them. Many thanks, Matthew.
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  2.    24 Aug 2015 #2
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  3.    04 Sep 2015 #3
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

    What make and model is the card ?

    What make and model is the motherboard ?

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  4.    04 Sep 2015 #4
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    I have a sapphire radeon hd 7770 vapour x and a gigabyte (i forget the exact model) motherboard
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  5.    04 Sep 2015 #5
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v1709 build 16299.15

    MS has provided a pretty robust driver suite for the Win10 OS IMO including the most current AMD video drivers. I did not have to go to outside sources for drivers except the chipset driver for this version of windows.
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  6.    04 Sep 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by pvrismore View Post
    I have a sapphire radeon hd 7770 vapour x and a gigabyte (i forget the exact model) motherboard
    Well you need to determine the exact model. What I do is download all the drivers for the mobo and gpu before the upgrade and save them on to a usb or second hdd or whatever. I then install as necessary once Win10 install is complete.

    I have not personally found Win10 to be good at installing the best drivers. I have found that Win10 installs drivers that work, but sometimes not as good as the board and chip manufacturers. Only about say 50-60% of Win10 drivers have given me full functionality of the hardware for the systems I've installed.
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