After formatting the PC and after installing the Windows 7 operating system , you do not is to just install the drivers on your computer you just assembled alone . But what are the drivers, what are the drivers that you need to install after formatting the PC and why it is important to keep them updated?
What are the drivers?
As you should already know the computer is composed of various devices that, through the operating system, allow you to perform the job for which they were designed. However, in order to allow the operating system to communicate properly with the various components you need a special software called drivers , which, in a nutshell, thanks to a common interface, allowing the operating system to recognize a particular component , and we can “talk , “without knowing how it actually functions.
This interface, however, varies from operating system to operating system, and it is precisely for this reason that you can not use the same driver, always with the same hardware, on both Windows and at the same time, for example, on Linux (this applies even when it is the same operating system but with different architecture ).
But then what are the drivers that you need to install after formatting the PC?
After you have formatted your PC, you must install the drivers for all devices, but “the good news” is that to install the most important ones we think the operating system directly during its installation and, in case of problems, just find a connection to the Internet through Windows Update (also if it is enabled).
It is still the need to install drivers for all the devices that do not have a driver already integrated into the operating system or that otherwise could not be found through Windows Update. then to find out what drivers you need to install after formatting the PC , with the Windows 7 operating system (but also with Windows 8 and / or Windows 8.1), simply just go in Device Manager and, once opened, on the right of the window appear all devices on your computer: if any of these devices has a problem, or is not correctly recognized, then it means that for that device will need to install a driver.
Very often the drivers that are missing , or that you should always install, are the ones that you can find directly on CD / DVD (or better yet on the site, because it is more up to date) the manufacturer of the computer and / or motherboard , which usually consist in those of the chipset , the sound card, network card (LAN or wireless), the integrated video card (which can be, for example, of ‘ Intel ) or the one dedicated (which is usually Nvidia or ATI / AMD ) . Besides these, however, there can be also of the other (especially if it is a portable computer) such as, for example, drivers dedicated to the memory card reader, bluetooth and possible adapters and / or sensors, which should still always be possible to find at least on the website of the manufacturer of your computer and / or motherboard.
Obviously, if the operating system is 64-bit , just need to install the driver on 64-bit while, if the operating system is 32-bit only need to install the 32-bit (remember that it is not necessary to follow any order during installation Drivers even though, in theory, it would be better to first install the chipset drivers and then all the others).
Because after installing the individual drivers, most likely you will be asked to restart your computer, if you want my advice, restarts from time to time when required and not once and for all, because it is better to “sacrifice” a bit ‘of time in more than run the risk of having to reinstall the drivers again and keep in mind that although the procedure to install the drivers via the CD / DVD is the most convenient and fast saw that just insert the disc into your computer, wait until it starts automatically ‘installation of the driver and wait for the conclusion of restarts, you should perform the procedure manual (ie install drivers one by one) as you can download and install the latest drivers .
Finally, after installing all the drivers needed to control that everything is in place, just check again in Device Manager:
But why is it important to keep your drivers up to date?
For the simple reason that they can resolve anomalies and / or introduce new features (although it is not excluded that they can bring some other problem) and, in theory, to make components faster and more reliable. It must be said, however, that we should not always have to update all the drivers but mostly just update, more or less every couple of months, only those video card (if you want my advice, never with the beta , especially if you play with the computer) and, at least, those of your sound card. For other devices, except in need, just continue to use the drivers installed after formatting the PC or otherwise update them with much less frequency.
Before concluding, I suggest that you avoid installing programs that promise to automatically download and update the drivers either because may bring more harm than good, and because, to update a driver, you simply download it ( from the official website of the manufacturer of your computer and / or motherboard) and install it without even the need to uninstall the old drivers (but not always so .)
If the limit you want to install a program that checks for new drivers, installane one of those officers that you should always find on the website of the manufacturer of your computer and / or motherboard ASUS , ASRock , Foxconn , Gigabyte , Intel , MSI , VIA and so on. Anyway, at this point, you should be able to know (at least) how to install the drivers after formatting the PC .