What's new

After clean installing Windows 10

WELCOME TO THEWINDOWSFORUM COMMUNITY!

Our community has more than 50.000 registered members, and we'd love to have you as a member. Join us and take part in our unbiased discussions among people of all different backgrounds about Windows OS, Software, Hardware and more.

XDD

Member
Jun 16, 2020
12
2
OS
Windows 10
BR
Chrome 83.0.4103.116
What are the drivers that I should download or update (like driver for graphics card) after installing windows 10?
 

th3m

Well-Known Member
Jun 24, 2020
93
79
OS
Windows 10
BR
Edge 83.0.478.56
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.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: XDD

XDD

Member
Jun 16, 2020
12
2
OS
Windows 10
BR
Chrome 83.0.4103.116
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?
 

DVDR_Dog

Well-Known Member
Ultimate Donator
Donator
VIP
Nov 5, 2018
874
483
OS
Windows 10
BR
Chrome 83.0.4103.116
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.
 

jamvaru

Well-Known Member
Jun 23, 2012
119
26
OS
Windows 10
BR
Opera 68.0.3618.173
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.
 

jamvaru

Well-Known Member
Jun 23, 2012
119
26
OS
Windows 10
BR
Opera 68.0.3618.173
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
 

jamvaru

Well-Known Member
Jun 23, 2012
119
26
OS
Windows 10
BR
Opera 68.0.3618.173
now it seems to be working fine; perhaps disabling the adguard extension did it
...
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
...
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.
 

jamvaru

Well-Known Member
Jun 23, 2012
119
26
OS
Windows 10
BR
Opera 68.0.3618.173
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.
 

jamvaru

Well-Known Member
Jun 23, 2012
119
26
OS
Windows 10
BR
Opera 68.0.3618.173
alternativeto.com is probably my favorite site for finding programs
users can post suggestions and upvote their favorites
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
W EFI partition size - please help after clean install Win 10 for Multiboot Windows 10 Upgrade and Installation 5
ThumperTM How To Clean Boot Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials 0
D Windows 10 clean install? Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 6
B Installing a hard drive for a backup on the network Windows 10 Help and Support 2
S Problem with installing office 2016 on windows 10 Windows 10 Help and Support 4
DVDR_Dog How to Block Windows 10 Update Force Installing the New Edge Browser Windows 10 Help and Support 6
B Windows 8 boot up screen complete freeze after installing new hardware Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 5
S Microsoft office pro plus 2016 not fully installing on Windows 10. Windows 10 Help and Support 4
Teebagger KMSpico 10.1.8 FINAL + Portable installing issues Windows 10 Help and Support 21
J I need help installing the premium version of Malwarebytes. Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 1
Q Trouble installing Acrobat 11 patch, amtemu.v0.9.-painter Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 0
M Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2016 - Installing on MAC Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 0
B Need help installing FolderLock 7.5.2. Windows 8 and 7 Software Chat and Support 0
K Ardamax keylogger not installing Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 7
C KMSpico Windows 7 Installing Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 2
R Nero 2016 Platinum not installing Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 3
I Installing XP SP3 on a formatted Hard Disk Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 2
B installing kaspersky keys Windows 8 and 7 Software Chat and Support 5
D Installing OS/ booting with usb Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 2
M Need help installing winrar Windows 8 and 7 Software Chat and Support 3
ThumperTM Microsoft is once again reportedly bringing Android apps to Windows Windows News 2
J Any Windows installation failed. Windows 8 and 7 Hardware Chat and Support 1
Shalashaska Office 2016 installed - My windows now wants me to update it Windows 10 Help and Support 4
DVDR_Dog Windows Update 20H2 Windows 10 Upgrade and Installation 2
DVDR_Dog Take Back Your Privacy: Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials 2
DVDR_Dog Intel’s WIFI drivers have been causing Windows 10 BSOD Windows 10 Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) 1
D Windows 10 and VPN's Windows 10 Help and Support 4
DVDR_Dog How to restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 Windows 10 Upgrade and Installation 1
DVDR_Dog Microsoft confirms Windows 10 slow boot issue due to KB4559309 Windows 10 Help and Support 2
ThumperTM Not an Insider? Here's how you can get the new Start Menu on Windows 10 version 2004 Windows News 2
Mhaimonie Permanent icon of Windows Update in Settings window Windows 10 Help and Support 3
DVDR_Dog Windows Linux UEFI exploit General Security 8
W Windows Update deleted my Linux partition? Windows 10 Help and Support 4
TimGarrett Windows 7 Is download thoptv for windows 7 safe? Windows 8 and 7 Software Chat and Support 8
DVDR_Dog Make Windows 10 Defender Much Better Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, and Privacy Software 2
th3m Windows Sandbox Windows Apps 3
R Problems with my brother printer after updating Windows 10 recently Windows 10 Help and Support 1
A Windows 10 installer has no edition selection before installation? Windows 10 Upgrade and Installation 9
ThumperTM SMBleed: A New Critical Vulnerability Affects Windows SMB Protocol Windows News 1
DVDR_Dog Windows 2004 (May 2020 upgrade) READ THIS! Windows 10 Upgrade and Installation 4
E Windows 10 Seeking Help in Free upgradation of Windows 10 Home Single Language to Professional Windows 10 Upgrade and Installation 7
B Easily Increase Windows Privacy General Security 10
L Windows 10 Factory Reset the Most Thorough? Windows 10 Help and Support 3
D Make Windows 7 recovery iso files bootable to usb Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 4
Y windows is slow Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 6
O my windows number Windows 10 Help and Support 4
S KMSpico, Windows, and Office 2016 Windows 10 Help and Support 16
ThumperTM Search problems in Windows 10 Windows 10 Help and Support 2
D Windows 10 activation types Windows 10 Help and Support 6
MusicMan Windows 10 November screwup Windows 10 Help and Support 15

Similar threads

Online statistics

Members online
3
Guests online
87
Total visitors
90
Top