Also, use the Unknown Devices app from Halfdone Development to identify any hardware (usually) that has a question mark.Otherwise install any drivers over old ones unless you find different instructions for the piece of hardware. Some installers uninstall old drivers, tell you to reboot, then run the installer again to install the new ones.It will be all of them, just select the right ones above.Reboot once more into safe mode and install the newest drivers. Use driver sweeper if it can clean up any of your drivers.
Performance is also usually improved, so it is absolutely vital to keep all your drivers updated. GUIDELINES: FINDING & UPDATING DRIVERS: Finding drivers is usually easy. Download the drivers and then reboot after each one.
5.07 Ethernet Port - NVIDIA n Force 10/100/1000 Mbps DVD Drive - TSSTcorp DVDR/RW TS-T632L Nice tutorial, thanks Frostmourne :) It's maybe worth mentioning that instead of using HWinfo32, using Device manager can yield very similar results without using a 3rd party app??? 1 rep :) System Manufacturer/Model Number Sony Vaio Z46GDU OS Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64 CPU [email protected] 1066MHz FSB Motherboard Sony branded Memory 6GB DDR3 1066MHz Graphics Card 9300M GS 256MB Dedicated (Speed) Intel4500MHD (Stamina) Sound Card Realtek HD Audio Monitor(s) Displays 13.1' WXGA Screen Resolution 1600x900 System Manufacturer/Model Number Hewlett Packard Compaq Presario CQ60-305au OS Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon QI46 2.1Ghz Motherboard Wistron 303c Memory 2048 Mb DDR2 SD RAM Graphics Card NVidea GE Go Force 8200M G/256mb dedicated graphics memory Sound Card MCP78S NVidea high definition Monitor(s) Displays 15.6" High definition Brightview Widescreen Screen Resolution 1336x768 Why would we need to update our Chipset drivers, when MS has all of the latest drivers in installer and via WIndows Updates? They spent a fortune sponsoring WHQL partnership with all manufacturers to build Win7 drivers, leveraging their support to get manufacturers not to hold out as they did in Vista and to get them done on deadline.
Since they paid the bill MS has these drivers first this time.
If you have any problems open a thread in the drivers sub-forum or PM me.
The BIOS will be from the PC manufacturer or the motherboard manufacturer and chipset most likely from AMD, Intel, Nvidia, or Si S: AMD: AMD Chipsets SIS: Si S - Welcom to Silicon Integrated Systems Corporation.