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#1 Old 26th Mar 2021 at 7:58 PM
Default Windows 10 Clean Install, do I need to manually install drivers?
Hello,
I have spent most of today sorting out my gaming laptop.

I bought it in February 2015, it came with Windows 8, but I wanted Windows 7, so I bought Windows 7 and did a clean install. I remember I had to manually find and download lots of drivers from the PC Specialist website (company that made the laptop, the brand of the laptop is PC Specialist).

After cruelly locking it away in a cupboard for many years, I decided to play with my laptop again, so I have just finished a clean install of Windows 10.

Does anyone know if I need to manually find and install drivers for the laptop for Windows 10 now?

I have done lots of googling, but some websites say the Windows 10 updates will take care of the drivers, and some say I need to sort them out manually, so I am a bit confused.

Does anyone know the answer please?
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#2 Old 26th Mar 2021 at 10:22 PM
Windows will download older version of drivers, it's a good idea to download the newest drivers yourself

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Scholar
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#3 Old 28th Mar 2021 at 1:08 AM
Thanks, I went on the laptop manufacturers website, there was only one to download, but I have installed it
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#4 Old 1st Nov 2021 at 6:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Dizzy-noodles
Hello,
I have spent most of today sorting out my gaming laptop.

I bought it in February 2015, it came with Windows 8, but I wanted Windows 7, so I bought Windows 7 and did a clean install. I remember I had to manually find and download lots of drivers from the PC Specialist website (company that made the laptop, the brand of the laptop is PC Specialist).

After cruelly locking it away in a cupboard for many years, I decided to play with my laptop again, so I have just finished a clean install of Windows 10.

Does anyone know if I need to manually find and install drivers for the laptop for Windows 10 now?

I have done lots of googling, but some websites say the Windows 10 updates will take care of the drivers, and some say I need to sort them out manually, so I am a bit confused.

Does anyone know the answer please?

Hello. Follow the article (https://bottobotto.com/update-device-drivers/). Hopefully it will help you.
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#5 Old 22nd Dec 2021 at 11:02 PM
Once connected to the internet Windows 10 should automatically download the latest drivers automatically through a windows 10 update you can update them manually through "Device Manager and right clicking and update driver, but usually the latest driver updates automatically on boot up

like I know if you insert a video card or sound card into the motherboard and plug in your monitor into it, next time you turn on your computer it will try to pull the latest stable driver off the internet that is if your have it connected to the internet though

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