1.    02 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 170
    Windows 10 Home

    Chipset & Other Drivers Needed?


    I have now done clean installs on two of my home network boxes.
    Everything so far working fine. It installed generic drivers except for the
    video card which are OEM.

    Computer A is an ASUS motherboard, Computer B is an Intel
    motherboard. I built both systems. in the past I've always installed
    MB drivers and such for XP and window 7.

    Mind you these are older drivers for windows 7 (some 8), there are no updates for either.
    Should I do the same now with windows 10(64 bit) using those drivers or leave them?

    Thank you,
    Last edited by msny; 02 Apr 2016 at 10:03.
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  2.    02 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,133
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    Hi, if you read up on how Windows 10 drivers are managed, you'll find it's very different. Primarily Uncle MS gives you what he thinks best for you and will replace any driver older or newer than his choice.

    So, you first have to install Win 10, and see if it works. If so, fine.

    Any problems, you have to identify what's going on - some older hardware may not work. Most does.

    Some people have to use drivers used on earlier versions of Windows. The tutorial section has a tutorial with instructions on how to protect your drivers or other updates from being overwritten by Windows Update.

    Using driver scanners cannot in general be recommended- only for example where no driver can be found, or where the driver is not maintained by Uncle MS. And of course 32 bit drivers are useless on x64 Windows (unless used in a virtualised 32 bit OS e.g.).
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  3.    05 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 170
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, if you read up on how Windows 10 drivers are managed, you'll find it's very different. Primarily Uncle MS gives you what he thinks best for you and will replace any driver older or newer than his choice.

    So, you first have to install Win 10, and see if it works. If so, fine.

    Any problems, you have to identify what's going on - some older hardware may not work. Most does.

    Some people have to use drivers used on earlier versions of Windows. The tutorial section has a tutorial with instructions on how to protect your drivers or other updates from being overwritten by Windows Update.

    Using driver scanners cannot in general be recommended- only for example where no driver can be found, or where the driver is not maintained by Uncle MS. And of course 32 bit drivers are useless on x64 Windows (unless used in a virtualised 32 bit OS e.g.).
    OK thank you, I'm leaning a lot here about windows 10.
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