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General Question - Windows Installed Drivers Vs OEM Website Drivers

Q: General Question - Windows Installed Drivers Vs OEM Website Drivers

Greetings This is a general question for a fresh install of Windows on a computer Let's say we just completed the installation and we open up Device Manager we haven't used Windows Update yet Device Manager shows us that there are - let's say quot quot - devices that do not have drivers installed for them If we visit the computer manufacturers website though they'll have - let's say quot quot Windows Installed OEM - General Website Drivers Question Vs Drivers - different drivers to download If we only install the quot quot drivers for the devices that Windows couldn't find drivers for are we hurting our computing performance by not installing the other quot quot drivers that were available on the manufacturers website This is just good to know in general because I've faced this situation with every install of Windows since I began computing General Question - Windows Installed Drivers Vs OEM Website Drivers with Windows But the reason I'm asking now is because the nincompoops at Acer - despite me entering my serial number - still offer me every possible driver for my model including drivers for hardware that's not in my computer Windows - of course - can't identify the hardware so I'm ready to rip out the last little bit of hair on my head Thanks

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A: General Question - Windows Installed Drivers Vs OEM Website Drivers

Some manufacturers offer an utility that helps you identify what stuff you have in the laptop, I think Acer did.
You can also try the hardware-detection program this forum has, this tutorial

Also check the driver version, as some manufacturer list multiple driver versions and you only need the latest (usually, otherwise take the last version that works).

Also, installers of these drivers usually look up the hardware IDs of the hardware and if they don't detect anything that could benefit from them will abort installation. Some instead install anyway and you will have some drivers you won't need, but won't cause any issue as again Win7 knows that they don't match any hardware ID, and will leave them alone.

So, you may have noticed that I am talking of Hardware IDs, that are basically each device's own "calling card" integrated in each device, you can identify the hardware by looking up its hardware ID and then searching it on Google to convert that code into a human-readable device model and brand.

Open device manager, right-click on an unknown device, click on "properties", then go in the "details" tab of its properties panel from Device Manager, click on the drop-down menu and select "Hardware IDs". right-click on the codes you get on the text panel below it and select copy, then search the code on Google to identify the device.
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Hello Damstas, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Yes, it's normal for Windows to have generic and sometimes actual specific drivers included with it for your devices and hardware. Especially graphics/video drivers for preview versions of Windows.

This is also done since sometimes the Windows 8 drivers available for your devices and hardware may not work properly with the Windows 8.1 Preview. If you like, you could install the latest manufacturer drivers for those devices that Windows only installed generic drivers for.

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New drivers for what ?

Just roll back to the last driver.

Device Manager - Roll Back Driver
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Good afternoon I've tried to do a decent amount of searching in regards USB re-installed after each launch start up/windows need sometimes fails drivers to my issues but haven't been able to find anything conclusive which is to be expected I suppose Starting a couple of days ago I had an issue where after each start up I would have to reinstall my USB drivers Now the keyboard works fine in the bios screen and when I choose whether USB drivers need re-installed after each start up/windows sometimes fails launch to launch windows normally or launch windows auto repair but on the windows log in screen I have to enable the on screen keyboard mouse still works in order to log in Then when in I find the USB drivers reinstall them and the keyboard is good to go At first this is all the problem was However today there were several occasions where windows would show the splash art the starting windows splash USB drivers need re-installed after each start up/windows sometimes fails launch art but wouldn't actually launch windows After restarting the computer it would launch the windows encountered a problem would you like to restore but during the troubleshooter it would always say they couldn't find a fix Also every time that I fix the USB drivers the update icon next to the shut down button on the home key dictates that updates will be installed upon shut down I know that I could format and do a fresh install but I'd rather not I have no idea where my windows disc is at Just trying to shoot out some feelers and see if anyone's encountered anything like this before Thanks for taking the time to read this and have a great week

A:USB drivers need re-installed after each start up/windows sometimes fails launch

To Bleeping computer
Please post the computer/brand or motherboard model next time. Were there any issues or changes related going to the problem at hand?
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A:What is the best way to backup installed device drivers for use of fresh Windows

Personally, I would create a disk image on an external hard drive using somthing like Macrium Free. Make sure you create a WinPE bootable disk using the program and make sure it boots. On a Windows 8 computer you will need to disable SecureBoot before you can boot a CD/DVD.
If you needed to take it back to the fresh install state, you would boot the WinPE disk and restore the image to the drive. Even if your drive failed, you could put a new drive in, boot the WinPE disk and recover the image. You would be back in minutes instead of hours.
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P.S. I am running Win 98, Amd 200mghz, 32 megs of ram.
Thanks again

A:{SOLVED} Cd drive works in windows but not in dos with dos drivers installed
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This isn't the first time I have reinstalled windows, and the same happened last time. Unfortunately, I can't seem to fix it this time.

I am using the packard bell imedia 1959 model

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nvidia Geforce 7500LE graphics card
Rio (GA-8TRC410MNF-RH) Motherboard

I believe the sound card is built in, and the drivers being used are Realtek HD audio. I've installed the latest version
Realtek HD Audio 2.11 Driver

I have looked at many solutions concerning the UAA driver, which was also already installed and tried uninstalling both
then reinstalling the UAA driver first but that didn't make any difference.

Look forward to any advice given and thanks in advance!

Hope I gave you all the required information the first time round

A:Reinstalled Windows and installed all drivers, no sound anymore

Hi simsyman,

I think you should repost this in the audio/video forum. I'll ask if it can be moved.

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The motherboard is an MSI CoreCell
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A:Windows XP newly installed, but no drivers & can't connect to internet


You will need to look directly onto the motherboard for the model information in order for us to know what downloads you need for drivers.

Here's some help on how to look up the ID for your board:

Look under this section at the above site > Stability Problems - How to identify your motherboard model and BIOS version

If you locate the model please post it and we can point you to the downloads for your MSI
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It is the AMD Catalyst Software that is the problem .. The Graphics Driver is included with it ..
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A:Clean installed Windows 7, multiple drivers missing.

You are on the right track, going to the website. You probly didn`t put the network drivers on the disc properly. Just get the network driver, don`t worry about the others. You can fix those once you get online.

Save the driver downloads to the desktop of the pc you are using, then copy them to a cd, don`t burn them, and they should work fine. You only need the 1 to start with. Your realtek LAN ethernet driver. ( bottom of the network list )

Once you get online, you can use windows update. When you`re done, if you have still have drivers missing, then go back to the website.

Very odd your usb won`t work.
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A:Windows 7 Installed 8800 drivers for my 9800GX2 card

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it turns out the cable was faulty, not the drivers.
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A:Need some serious help with drivers and computer in general

There is a chance the replacement board is bad. Did you install the motherboard drivers after you installed Windows?
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I recently got an ntdll.dll error that could have been driver related??

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The standard answer is, if you are not having any problems or are not comfortable performing an update then leave things alone.

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A:Installed drivers for a new GeForce GTX 765M, Windows not loading past

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ....Does your Laptop have duel Graphics ? ...

See if you can boot into safe Mode and Uninstall the Driver ..

Then Download the Driver from the Manufactures Website ...

Which is in the Link below ...
MEDION - Driver Download
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As an addition to my first post I would also like to add that I am using correct CrossFire configurations when I have it all hooked up with multiple GPU's on the motherboard.
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A:general questions about certified drivers

Creative is a definite HELL NO and will always be a HELL NO because they aren't going to release a certified driver. Instead they are going to repackage the same card with drivers that work and call it the X-Fi-2. Check out the creative website for their forums and see if this is the type of company you wish to be cheated by, I mean do business with anymore.

8800 GT, yes:

Logitech Quickcam Orbit MP, yes:*,en

Logitech RX1000 Lasermouse (ROEM) yes:**,en

nVidia 8800GT yes:
ForceWare Release 169

MS natural ergonomic keyboard 4000 come on, what do YOU think lol)***〈=en&driverVersion=IntelliType%20Pro%206.2%2064-bit%20for%20Windows%20Vista
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*Logitech does not say exactly on their website that their drivers are WHQL labeled, but my g15 keyboard works with the downloads I got there.

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Have fun.
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Free up the start-up, nothing except the antivirus is usually needed.
Startup Programs - Change
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Microsoft Security Essentials & the Free version of Malwarebytes, update and make full scans separately:
Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase

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Malwarebytes Free Do not start the trial version of MalwareBytes

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Good & Free System Security Combination

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Do you use a router?

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2 ) Video controller i also dont have . The taskbar in windows 7 isnt transparent & thats due to i dont have the video card & other things .

3 ) I need to install my modem driver ? I dont know what that means but please help me fix this !

This is what it says , in device manager ; under other devices
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A:Installed Windows 7 & im Missing video/audio/ sound drives/drivers !

Quote: Originally Posted by XxProblemsxX

Ok , i installe windows 7 on my HP laptop today & after all instllation was completed & got all the updates etc .. I noticed 3 things & it stated them in action centre also .

1) Im missing my sound card/driver , cause it says im missing it . my sound card/driver is ; CPT5910a, conexant AC - Link Audio

2 ) Video controller i also dont have . The taskbar in windows 7 isnt transparent & thats due to i dont have the video card & other things .

3 ) I need to install my modem driver ? I dont know what that means but please help me fix this !

This is what it says , in device manager ; under other devices
- Multimedia audio controller ( with yellow trinagle/exclmation mark )
- PCI mondem ( with yellow trinagle/exclmation mark )
- Video Controller ( with yellow trinagle/exclmation mark )


Hi and welcome.

Have you tried the HP site? Have you googled for example your model + drivers?

How To Find Drivers:

- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.

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- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: Drivers and Downloads
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A:[SOLVED] Reinstalled Windows XP - No internet connection + missing installed drivers

go into device manager and write down the details of any red "!" or yellow "?" and go on another computer that has internet and go to the manufature web site and download the drivers for the stuff missing and burn to cd or flash drive and copy them to your computer and install the drivers then setup a network conection.
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A:Windows XP (Dual Boot) keep disconnect after few minutes on newly installed drivers.

What is the exact model number of the HP system?

Look on bottom label if laptop; label on back if desktop.

Regards. . .


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Hi, audiophile, and welcome to the forums.

It would help to know your Graphics card and setup - I have installed Vista Ultimate x64 twice - once for testing, and then a format and reinstall as I changed the partition setup - since then (2 months now) I have not had a single issue with WiMP / WMC.
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I did find this one "Inspiron 15R SE 7520" If that is your model then the Dell website has Windows 7 64bit drivers and Windows 8 64 bit drivers available for download.

I would use the Windows 7 Drivers for windows 7, Just download them ahead of time and burn them to a CD or store on a flash drive so you will have them handy to use.

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Hi go to acer support page and download and install the chipset driver then try the lan driver
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list of drivers:

email for more questions [email protected]

windows 7 home premium 64bit
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A:Had the Windows Defender virus. Now no Network drivers, audio drivers, etc.

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If this is so, then you can discard firmware as suspected of causing problems on a computer that's already booted up. Unless there's a problem that's causing a driver to remain in RAM after boot.

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A:BSOD during general computer use, multiple drivers reported

Host Name: ALFRED-PC
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: Alfred
Registered Organization:
Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
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I'll try to give whatever information I can, sorry if this wasn't enough.

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The registry cleaner no doubt caused damage to your system. Restoire the backup, uninstall it, and never use one again.

Ccleaner is just as bad. If you used its registry cleaner, restore the backup. Its a bit like asking a butcher to do brain surgery.
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A:XPS 15 9550 CPU speed is as low as 0.75ghz after mannually install windows 10 with all drivers installed and BIOS updated

I've got my problem solved. Please do the following:
1. download intel power gadget, you can search online for it.
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4. If the power is still low, you should contact dell technical service to replace your hardware (my computer has replaced the northbridge or southbridge, I forgot, but after replacing, the CPU works fine)
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A:Increase frame rate for gaming/drivers/general confusion!

Your monitor doing 60Hz is just the refresh rate. When playing games with v-sync enables your framerate will not go higher than your refresh rate which is 60Hz (hence won't go higher than 60fps). If you disable v-sync (won't necessarily increase performance if you have low framerates already) than your framerate can go higher than the refresh rate (virtually unlimited) for even smoother gameplay BUT you get what is called horizontal tearing which can kinda suck in a lot of games.

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A:Windows 7 drivers or ATI graphic card drivers?.

If you have an ATI graphics card/chip...some say that you don't need to install CCC.
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