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Should I install chipset drivers?

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#1 Lostedge


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 03:51 PM

I have MSI P35 Platinum, and the newest drivers they are offering on the website are for Windows 7 x64. Should I just keep the standard drivers W10 or see if W10 updates them automatically?

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 03:55 PM

I always recommend getting the updates directly from the manufacturer as opposed to windows updates as windows updates are not as reliable as the manufacturer is

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 05:33 PM

Unless there is a particular problem being fixed I don't update drivers at all. Much to lose, very little to gain.

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 02:01 AM

I have seen what you mean. I've only upgraded 5 computers to Windows 10 and all of them upgraded just fine.

To me, the key is to ensure the computer is safe & secure and everything is up to date especially Windows Update and Windows Update setting allows them to occur automatically.

I always promote a system image backup & recovery disc before upgrading regardless of which method the user is using

Unfortunately though most users in my experience don't bother with that

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 05:08 AM

I would let Windows Update install the drivers that it has (if any).

If that doesn't work, then I would see if Intel offers any later drivers (W10 or W8)

And then, if that doesn't work, then I'd try the W7 drivers from the MSI site.


But at some point you have to ask yourself - "Why aren't they supporting W10 on this motherboard any longer?" 

It could be due to incompatibilities - and that could result in problems for the remaining life of the motherboard.

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