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Which way is correct, when updating drivers

  1. #1

    Posts : 9
    Windows 8

    Which way is correct, when updating drivers

    Hi, I have question. I have installed Windows 8.1 on second PC and it already had installed lot of drivers. But most of these drivers are from Microsoft and from year 2006 i think. For example, when I have actually installed by default "High Definition Audio" (Windows provided driver), it is Realtek High Definition audio but driver is outdated. Then I downloaded from Realtek webpage driver, and what should I do now?

    1. Is better to uninstall this old driver inside device manager and then open downloaded setup.exe then reboot


    2. When I just open setup.exe to install driver?

    Which method is correct?


    I also want to ask about one thing, when I was installing Windows. When I created new partition with full size of HDD, it has maximum size. But when I format that partition it has like 0.3gb less.

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  2. #2

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    I just install the newer manufacturer supplied drivers over the existing Windows default driver. It hasn't caused me any issues that I know of. The default drivers will likely just automatically reinstall anyway after a reboot etc.
    You'll lose some space to the file system when you format the drive.
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Which way is correct, when updating drivers
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