Windows 7 provides drivers to let you see the Windows 7 experience right away without tinkering too much. From then on you can install drivers as necessary. For instance if you don’t install your GPU drivers you won’t be getting full 3D acceleration and the fans won’t be able to function as there is no proper connection between the hardware and OS. Because, as with all software, drivers can have bugs and/or cause compatibility issues with other drivers. Even with Windows’ ability to rollback drivers it is easier to use the drivers that are known good than to update, test, revert.
What I did because I had purchased to new Seagate terabyte hard drives. I just cloned over from my old Seagate 500 gig hard drives to my new ones.
The easiest way is to simply restart the PC when the driver folders have been copied back to see if Windows automatically detects drivers for uninstalled hardware. This is possible, but won’t be the case for all your hardware. All in all, drivers help you get the most out of your hardware.
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You cannot use this method therefore when migrating your system from the 32-bit version of Windows to the 64-bit version when, for example, adding more memory to your PC. Now there are a couple of ways to reinstall the drivers.
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- And the common reason for these problems is the device driver its outdated, corrupted or not compatible and needs to updated with the latest version.
- Or after recent Windows update some of the devices not working, Windows 10 black screen, can’t adjust screen resolution or no audio sound and more.
- Updated drivers are the lifeblood to keeping your system running at peak performance, and can provide critical boosts to performance or enhancements to security.
- If you want to manually update drivers for your installed devices, you can either do this through Windows Device manager or via the Manufacturer website of the company that make the device.
- But sometimes you might experience a newly installed device Realtek drivers not function as expected.
Drivers all went very nicely and they are now ok. I just came across it cause I am looking for information on how to install my drivers back on with out the driver installer cd. I did back everything up the other day before trying to make my move over to the terabit hard drives. When I but the old xp on all my drives where with the yellow triangle question mark over them. I am not sure if that is why windows 7 would not install.
I was just sadden by my own stupidity that I tossed out these things thinking I did not need them anymore. You CAN use this method to migrate drivers between Windows Vista and Windows 7 as both operating system share the same driver model, but again not between x86 and x64 builds. You CAN’T use this to migrate Windows XP drivers to Vista or Windows 7 however as Windows XP uses an older driver model and the hardware drivers for XP are not compatible with the newer versions of Windows. The drivers for 64 bit and 32 bit versions of Windows are usually different. This means that if you copy x86 drivers into an x64 copy of Windows; or vice-versa, they will not install.
I got this email sent back to me, However I do not know what the fix would be for this. I did get it all going and all installed and computer is working fine.