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  1. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 x64

    Which should I install first?

    I just installed W10 and now confused which I installed first. Mother Board Driver or Video Card Driver?
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  2. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit

    What's the file name of the motherboard driver?
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  3. Posts : 18,278
    Windows 11 Pro

    The first thing I would do is let Windows update cycle through until no updates are left. Then look in device manager and see what is left needing drivers.
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  4. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro

    What they said. I find I don't have to load too many motherboard drivers anymore these days.

    However, the ordering really doesn't matter. I usually do the video card drivers towards the end...unless the resolution is so far off that working on the other updates would be painful.
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  5. Posts : 19,483
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux

    AMD includes GPU drivers with Chipset drivers. Windows and MS keep a good base of such drivers and during initial setup, specially if computer is connected to internet by wire, will install latest certified drivers which you could change later on.
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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home

    For me it's always been installing the included motherboard drivers as the Network adapter is needed for updates and the Activation and Windows may not have the necessary drivers for it.
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  7. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter

    I'm really sorry guys for the late reply. I've forgotten that I have create a thread.
    This is still confusing for me. So, what I did is that, after I installed the Windows 10 Pro Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.345 if this matters) I installed the Video Card Driver next because like what you guys have said above, Windows already installed most of the drivers. Does this mean I don't need to install the Chipset or any Drivers for my Board?

    MotherBoard = AMD A8-7600 (F2A88XM-HD3)
    Memory = DDR3 (8GB)
    Video Card = Sapphire Nitro Radeon R7 360 2GB D5
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  8. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    I always prefer installing current drivers from manufacturer's site over Windows update.
    the ordering doesn't really matter, but chipset drivers first, then the rest.

    ensuring to avoid installing bloatware that comes from manufacturer.
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  9. Posts : 19,483
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux

    Yes, from amnufacturer's sit but if possible fro manufacturer of particular part, ie. AMD instead off Asus (if that's the make of your MB, GPU, sound, NIC etc.). They would have latest drivers.
    W10 has most of drivers available during OS installation but they are not consistent. Some may be just elementary, enough for system to work but are also certified and most likely to work.
    Here's for instance drivers for all AMD products: AMD Drivers and Support for Radeon, Radeon Pro, FirePro, APU, CPU, Ryzen, desktops, laptops where you can pick and choose (but carefully):
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  10. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for your replies guys, I already sort this one out. My PC is now running great with all your suggestions :)
    Closing this thread now.

    What I did was Format PC>Installed New OS (Win 10)>Let Windows run its update til nothing left>Installed Motherboard Chipset>Installed Video Card Driver.
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