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What are the drivers that I should download or update (like driver for graphics card) after installing windows 10?
 

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Why not just update everything? Use Snappy Driver Installer.

If you don't want to bother much, just graphics card drivers is good enough. Windows will download the needed drivers for the rest of your chips. Only issue is that Windows download outdate drivers in general that is why you should update your graphics card by yourself (performance boost).

If you want everything up to date, use the tool above.

EDIT: I have to correct that i always get graphic card drivers from the official vendor site, and i just use SDI for the rest.
 
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Why not just update everything? Use Snappy Driver Installer.

If you don't want to bother much, just graphics card drivers is good enough. Windows will download the needed drivers for the rest of your chips. Only issue is that Windows download outdate drivers in general that is why you should update your graphics card by yourself (performance boost).

If you want everything up to date, use the tool above.

Thank you for replying. Is Snappy Driver Installer better than DriverEasy?
 

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I prefer to download last drivers from official site.
Always the best way to go. Generic drivers can sometimes cause big headaches to the point of having to reinstall the O/S in rare circumstances. Most of the big manufacturers vet their drivers before they publish them sometimes with their own tweaks. If they EOL your system sometimes it's worth trying a Win 8- 8.1 driver before the generic. Many times there are little to no changes from those to a Windows 10 driver. The only exception would be video drivers and that's a hit or miss although the manufacturer's driver is best if Windows will accept it.
 

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Always the best way to go. Generic drivers can sometimes cause big headaches to the point of having to reinstall the O/S in rare circumstances. Most of the big manufacturers vet their drivers before they publish them sometimes with their own tweaks. If they EOL your system sometimes it's worth trying a Win 8- 8.1 driver before the generic. Many times there are little to no changes from those to a Windows 10 driver. The only exception would be video drivers and that's a hit or miss although the manufacturer's driver is best if Windows will accept it.
 

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well, this is odd; it wasn't showing me the editor; no way to input text, so i had just pressed the 'post reply' button, and it did the above blank send; not sure why it quoted, hmm
i clicked reply to it and was able to type this
 

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now it seems to be working fine; perhaps disabling the adguard extension did it
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so, my preference is to go yourself to each website where there are drivers to download, the official ones from the manufacturer, and put them all in a folder, to be backed up safely when you are done
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usually it is just the motherboard that has all the drivers you need, like asus.com or other
They probably won't do anything new for that motherboard, but maybe sometimes they do. So the files you download should be fine forever, but you can check again if you want. Always good to keep them backed up securely just in case, at least to have them handy if you want to do a reinstall.

I don't use 3rd party software for anything at all if I can help it. I even use 'notepad' in windows for most of my note-taking. Libre-Office for something more creative.
 

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I enjoyed using MyDefrag instead of windows defragmenter. It uses the windows defrag-API but in a more creative manner. The new Windows 10 defragmenter is fine though.
But you may enjoy trying MyDefrag. It is interesting. (you can try the original JKDefrag if you really want to have fun)
For finding programs like MyDefrag (or Speccy) I like 'FileHippo', but I don't much use it anymore. Something like sourceforge is better, because they host OpenSource projects.
 

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alternativeto.com is probably my favorite site for finding programs
users can post suggestions and upvote their favorites
 
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