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Reformatted PC; Do I Need Drivers?

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#1 mohitmahajanin


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Posted 16 June 2008 - 07:52 AM

Hi everyone,

I have just reformatted my PC and loaded XP. Now I am in the process of downloading various apps like Comodo firewall, VLC etc. I was wondering, will I still have all the drivers etc that I had earlier(will the reinstallation reinstall them) or do I need to get them again? If I need to get them again, then is there any app that can find out what my system requires and download that for me? OR, pls suggest site(s) from where I can download them.

Thanks in advance.

Rgds - Mohit

{Mod Edit:moved from all other apps~~ boopme}

Edited by boopme, 16 June 2008 - 01:48 PM.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 04:19 PM

The best place to get the drivers is from the website of the manufacturer of your computer. Or, if it is a custom built computer, from the websites of the manufacturers of the individual components. Check your devices in Device Manager (Start > Run > type "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter). Look for any "!", "?" or "X" symbols. If you find any, these are the hardware components that you need to install drivers for.
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#3 mohitmahajanin

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 03:25 AM


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