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Driver updates -Windows 8.1 pro fresh install, no internet?

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April 26, 2014 4:43:26 AM

I did a fresh install of Windows 8.1 pro(64 bit) on a cousin's desktop. Unfortunately, they don't have a working internet connection. So I'll have to download it on my laptop and then install it for them. How(or where) do I find out what updates I'll need to download? You know, like is there some sort of software that I could use? (Like WSUS Offline Update for installing Windows updates)

I dunno if this might help, but I ran CPU-Z and here's the report
http:// (pastebin)

Thanks a ton.
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April 26, 2014 4:53:32 AM

First things first, though: why not take the laptop to your house and do all of it there? And what is the laptop?
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April 26, 2014 4:57:59 AM

Driver updates should come direct from the manufacturer(s). Motherboard, GPU, etc.
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April 26, 2014 5:07:33 AM

knight_of_baawa said:
First things first, though: why not take the laptop to your house and do all of it there? And what is the laptop?

Well, mainly because it's a desktop..and they don't live near my place :/ 
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April 26, 2014 5:08:28 AM

USAFRet said:
Driver updates should come direct from the manufacturer(s). Motherboard, GPU, etc.

I don't get it
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April 26, 2014 5:12:47 AM

xTheOneWhoKnocks said:
USAFRet said:
Driver updates should come direct from the manufacturer(s). Motherboard, GPU, etc.

I don't get it


If there is a Biostar motherboard, go to biostar.com. Look around for that particular model.
Same for the GPU, etc.
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April 26, 2014 7:41:49 AM

USAFRet said:
xTheOneWhoKnocks said:
USAFRet said:
Driver updates should come direct from the manufacturer(s). Motherboard, GPU, etc.

I don't get it


If there is a Biostar motherboard, go to biostar.com. Look around for that particular model.
Same for the GPU, etc.


OH. Well, thank you..I guess that would do it. I'm gonna download all the drivers listed there and see what I'm gonna need next week I go there xD
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September 1, 2014 11:00:54 AM

xTheOneWhoKnocks said:
UPDATE: I found a software that lets me do exactly what I'd needed. If anyone needs it: http://www.driveridentifier.com/


Personally, I wouldn't. None of those driver update things work as well as just getting the driver(s) from the manufacturer.
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September 1, 2014 11:16:00 AM

USAFRet said:
xTheOneWhoKnocks said:
UPDATE: I found a software that lets me do exactly what I'd needed. If anyone needs it: http://www.driveridentifier.com/


Personally, I wouldn't. None of those driver update things work as well as just getting the driver(s) from the manufacturer.


Have you tried it? It gives you links to download the drivers from the manufacturer's site, I suppose..
Plus, here, I was not sure what driver(s) the system was missing, or needed updating
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September 1, 2014 11:17:58 AM

xTheOneWhoKnocks said:
USAFRet said:
xTheOneWhoKnocks said:
UPDATE: I found a software that lets me do exactly what I'd needed. If anyone needs it: http://www.driveridentifier.com/


Personally, I wouldn't. None of those driver update things work as well as just getting the driver(s) from the manufacturer.


Have you tried it? It gives you links to download the drivers from the manufacturer's site, I suppose..
Plus, here, I was not sure what driver(s) the system was missing, or needed updating


I've not tried that one specifically. But if it just gives you links to the manufacturers websites, what additional benefit is it giving you?
I can just go there directly on my own. No 3rd party in the middle.
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September 1, 2014 11:29:25 AM

USAFRet said:
xTheOneWhoKnocks said:
USAFRet said:
xTheOneWhoKnocks said:
UPDATE: I found a software that lets me do exactly what I'd needed. If anyone needs it: http://www.driveridentifier.com/


Personally, I wouldn't. None of those driver update things work as well as just getting the driver(s) from the manufacturer.


Have you tried it? It gives you links to download the drivers from the manufacturer's site, I suppose..
Plus, here, I was not sure what driver(s) the system was missing, or needed updating


I've not tried that one specifically. But if it just gives you links to the manufacturers websites, what additional benefit is it giving you?
I can just go there directly on my own. No 3rd party in the middle.


Well, first, "I was not sure what driver(s) the system was missing, or needed updating". Second, it saved me a lot of time. All I had to do was open the .html file generated by it (from the computer with no internet connection) in my laptop(with an internet connection) and click on 'download' from the appropriate manufacturer.

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