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What Drivers , adapters and (anything) should i install

hey i am newly installing windows 8 what drivers should i install best network adapters best mobo driver best graphic card driver and any recommendations on what should i do :D thanks in advance
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  1. Go to the website for your motherboard and download all the recommended drivers (typically SATA drivers, chipset drivers, LAN drivres, USB drivers, etc.). Next go to AMDs website or GeForce.com for NVIDIA and download your graphics drivers there. Anything beyond that is pretty much optional.
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    This is what I usually do:

    1. Install Windows.
    2. Install all drivers on the MoBo CD, then other component drivers that came on their CDs
    3. Run Windows update till it says "No mas"
    4. Install all latest drivers from component manufacturer web sites or by using the vendor's update utility.

    So now ya asking why not skip step 2 ?

    1. Often, especially with higher end components ya get software or utilities bundled with the hardware that is not free and the not free stuff is not available for "free download".

    2. I like to establish a working system "as delivered" in case I have to deal with tech support.

    3. Some things on the CDs have benefits .... for example.... Adobe Reader for a time was frustrating the begeezes outte me cause it wouldn't let me install anywhere but C:\Programfiles .... the one on the MoBo CD didnt have that problem.

    Finally, NEVER EVER EVER EVER let windows install any drivers.
  3. SlitWeaver said:
    Go to the website for your motherboard and download all the recommended drivers (typically SATA drivers, chipset drivers, LAN drivres, USB drivers, etc.). Next go to AMDs website or GeForce.com for NVIDIA and download your graphics drivers there. Anything beyond that is pretty much optional.


    that's what i was talking about i dont know anything about drivers what drivers should i install and what is better i dont know anything i even dont know what drivers are out there to install oh and btw my laptop is
    HP Compaq Presario CQ61 303SV (NoteBook)
  4. SlitWeaver said:
    Go to the website for your motherboard and download all the recommended drivers (typically SATA drivers, chipset drivers, LAN drivres, USB drivers, etc.). Next go to AMDs website or GeForce.com for NVIDIA and download your graphics drivers there. Anything beyond that is pretty much optional.


    that's what i was talking about i dont know anything about drivers what drivers should i install and what is better i dont know anything i even dont know what drivers are out there to install oh and btw my laptop is
    HP Compaq Presario CQ61 303SV (NoteBook)
  5. JackNaylorPE said:
    This is what I usually do:

    1. Install Windows.
    2. Install all drivers on the MoBo CD, then other component drivers that came on their CDs
    3. Run Windows update till it says "No mas"
    4. Install all latest drivers from component manufacturer web sites or by using the vendor's update utility.

    So now ya asking why not skip step 2 ?

    1. Often, especially with higher end components ya get software or utilities bundled with the hardware that is not free and the not free stuff is not available for "free download".

    2. I like to establish a working system "as delivered" in case I have to deal with tech support.

    3. Some things on the CDs have benefits .... for example.... Adobe Reader for a time was frustrating the begeezes outte me cause it wouldn't let me install anywhere but C:\Programfiles .... the one on the MoBo CD didnt have that problem.

    Finally, NEVER EVER EVER EVER let windows install any drivers.


    i want to install the best drivers to get best performance especially with gaming can't i install drivers manually or is that better
    however , i'll search for the laptop's cd :3
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