After Installing Windows 8, Windows Updates or Motherboard Drivers and Stuff?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Rock Hunter, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Rock Hunter

    Rock Hunter MDL Senior Member

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    Which should be first? Windows updates or the motherboard drivers? Or does it not make any difference?
     
  2. homieb1030

    homieb1030 MDL Novice

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    I'd install drivers first, then windows updates.
    But, I don't think it makes a difference.
     
  3. NikJosuf

    NikJosuf MDL Novice

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    I always update my drivers first.
    Since Windows Update tends to provide drivers and such, which become obsolete after installing the official drivers.
    Install your Windows. Look at the number of updates.

    Then install your drivers and observe some have disappeared because you installed the official drivers.
     
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  4. Rock Hunter

    Rock Hunter MDL Senior Member

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    #4 Rock Hunter, Sep 28, 2013
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    I've Made A Change To My Installation Procedure

    During the Windows install, I turn off automatic updates. Later I will turn it back on. After installation is complete, the very next thing I do is to install the Intel Chipset utility so that Windows can communicate with all of the hardware. After rebooting, then I turn Windows Update back on and get all of the updates.

    With Windows 8.1, I do not install any of the motherboard updates. ASUS has not updated any of them for my desktop yet. Toshiba will update laptop drivers in October when 8.1 is released to the general public. The only hardware driver I need to install is my Epson wireless printer package. All other hardware drivers are installed by Windows and everything works just fine.
     
  5. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    The intel utility just rename the devices with their correct names and no driver is installed. Unzip the installer and see for yourself.
     
  6. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    I install Windows

    Run Windows update

    Hide all updates related to drivers since WU drivers are s**t

    then i install my own drivers
     
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