Windows 10 reset function, reinstall drivers?


  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10, 64 bit
       #1

    Windows 10 reset function, reinstall drivers?


    Hi,

    I just wanted to say, I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to modern technology. So if my question doesn't make sense and needs rephrasing please let me know.

    My notebook was having issues and would show multiple error screens. It was suggested to me that I should use the Windows 10 reset feature found under the Recovery tab in Settings. I clicked on, "Reset this PC", I then selected "Remove everything" So my hard drive was completely erased.

    I'm happy to say everything went smoothly and my PC is running without any hiccups so far.

    My question is, since I reinstalled Windows using this feature should I be install any drivers or is that already taken care of? Specifically, for the laptop monitor. If I don't install any drivers for this, could it have the potential to be dangerous for my eyes? I'm not sure if that's a stupid question but like I said, I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to modern computers and software.

    Some additional info about my machine:
    It's an Asus Q552UB-BHI7T12
    It was preinstalled with Windows 10, 64 bit and some bloatware.
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  2. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
       #2

    Zeromous said:
    Hi,

    I just wanted to say, I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to modern technology. So if my question doesn't make sense and needs rephrasing please let me know.

    My notebook was having issues and would show multiple error screens. It was suggested to me that I should use the Windows 10 reset feature found under the Recovery tab in Settings. I clicked on, "Reset this PC", I then selected "Remove everything" So my hard drive was completely erased.

    I'm happy to say everything went smoothly and my PC is running without any hiccups so far.

    My question is, since I reinstalled Windows using this feature should I be install any drivers or is that already taken care of? Specifically, for the laptop monitor. If I don't install any drivers for this, could it have the potential to be dangerous for my eyes? I'm not sure if that's a stupid question but like I said, I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to modern computers and software.

    Some additional info about my machine:
    It's an Asus Q552UB-BHI7T12
    It was preinstalled with Windows 10, 64 bit and some bloatware.
    Hi Zeromous and welcome to Tenforums.

    If everything is working fine, I wouldn't worry about it. Normally, any drivers Windows thinks you need will come through Windows Update. You could also open Device Manager and right-click on your display driver and select Check for Updates to see if there is something available. But, your system came with W10 pre-installed, so you should be fine with your reset. So, if it's working well, I wouldn't worry about it. :) Cheers!
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 10, 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hey Simrick, thanks for the welcome.

    That's really neat, so, Windows 10 updates will search for driver installs and updates for your PC?

    Oh, so there's no possibility of the monitor damaging my eyes if certain drivers for the monitor weren't installed? Of course, I know there will be occasional eye strain but I know that happens when using any monitor.

    Thanks!
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  4. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
       #4

    Zeromous said:
    Hey Simrick, thanks for the welcome.

    That's really neat, so, Windows 10 updates will search for driver installs and updates for your PC?
    Yes,....which can be a good thing and a bad thing because some people have had problems with Windows updating drivers that people didn't want updated....but that's not something you have to worry about. Your system came with Windows 10, so it was built for Windows 10 and not "updated" from Windows 7 or Windows 8.x (which is where some people have run into driver problems). So, you have nothing to worry about.

    Zeromous said:
    Oh, so there's no possibility of the monitor damaging my eyes if certain drivers for the monitor weren't installed?
    Um...no. Did someone say something to concern you about this? Not to worry. Even if for some reason ASUS had forgotten to install your monitor drivers before you bought your system, Windows has a generic driver which would be auto-installed - you'd have to have some graphics driver in order for you to see your screen!

    Zeromous said:
    Of course, I know there will be occasional eye strain but I know that happens when using any monitor.

    Thanks!
    Yep, eye strain is just something you have to be aware of for yourself. Everyone is different - depends on the brightness of your screen, the brightness of the room you're in, etc.

    Please go ahead and mark the thread solved, if you are satisfied.

    Have fun with Windows 10!
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  5. Posts : 7
    Windows 10, 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks again Simrick, your explanations really give me some peace of mind. Oh, and yes, someone mentioned to me that specific drivers have to be installed for your display/monitor otherwise it would display the screen in a way the manufacturer didn't intend. Perhaps they were wrong.

    I marked it as solved! Your help is much appreciated.
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  6. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
       #6

    Okay, well I went looking at the specs of that laptop on BestBuy and it says it comes with nVidia 940M discreet graphics. That's a gaming laptop. If you're gaming, let's just check and see if your "system reset" maintained that driver, or put a Windows generic driver in.

    Type Device Manager in the search box:

    Windows 10 reset function, reinstall drivers?-device-manager01.png

    In Device manager, click the little arrow to expand your display:

    Windows 10 reset function, reinstall drivers?-device-manager02.png

    On the 940m, hover the mouse over it, and right-click; select Properties:

    Windows 10 reset function, reinstall drivers?-device-manager03.png



    Have a look in the driver tab. See if it says nVidia.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Windows 10 reset function, reinstall drivers?-device-manager04.png  
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  7. Posts : 7
    Windows 10, 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    I just checked, it does.

    Thank you so much for going out of your way to visit BestBuy and helping so much!
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  8. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
       #8

    Zeromous said:
    I just checked, it does.

    Thank you so much for going out of your way to visit BestBuy and helping so much!
    Not a problem at all! Glad everything is well!
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