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Author Topic: Drivers or Windows Update First?  (Read 1829 times)

Geekofbroadband

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Drivers or Windows Update First?
« on: August 21, 2014, 05:09:55 PM »

Hi guys,

What should you do first when you have done a clean install of windows 7, should you install the updates first then the drivers or the other way round? The problem I'm having is I ha e a gaming laptop and I download my drivers from my manufacturer and when I get the Intel graphics drivers I also have the other newer graphics drivers from the windows update (when I right click on the desktop there's to Intel graphics). So should I install all the updates but untick the Intel one or install my Intel one first?
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loonylion

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Re: Drivers or Windows Update First?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2014, 06:12:01 PM »

Install the manufacturer drivers first, then skip the windows update suggested drivers. I tend not to use windows update drivers at all unless I don't have manufacturer ones. Graphics and sound drivers in particular are much better from the manufacturer than windows update.

Also a gaming laptop with intel graphics? you've been ripped off, intel graphics are useless.
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Geekofbroadband

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Re: Drivers or Windows Update First?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2014, 06:22:50 PM »

Intel is my integrated graphics, I have also got a AMD 7970M that I also download from my manufacturer. So how do I get windows update to just download everything apart from drivers? Or make it skip do I just unselected it
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loonylion

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Re: Drivers or Windows Update First?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2014, 06:54:47 PM »

you do a custom update and unselect it in the list (I think they're usually listed under 'optional')
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