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[Drivers for windows 8] should I download them from Mother

Orphydian

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The Intel P61/H61 Utility DVD containing chipsets/Serial-ATA/Network/Audio Drivers and bios doesnt run with windows 8. So should I download them from motherboard page? Should I download the lates bios too if so ?
This is my motherboard GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-P61-S3 (rev. 2.0)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 64 bits
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-3350P Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Intel Socket 1155 P-61-S3/rev 2.0
    Memory
    4 gb ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce gtx 660 OC 2GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Packard Bell Maestro 220Wdv
    Screen Resolution
    1680X1050

Mark Phelps

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Personally, if the motherboard manufacturer supplies Windows 8 drivers, I would use those FIRST before looking for anything else.

Their drivers are more likely to work with their motherboard then other, more generic, drivers.
 

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+1 to what Mark said, I always got to the motherboard manufacturer first for my home built PC's. I wouldn't flash your BIOS unless you have to. Don't treat updating your BIOS like doing a driver update, its a more involved process and has consequences if done incorrectly.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

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Note that the latest BIOS listed on that Gigabyte Download tab -- the one which enables Secure Boot -- is a Beta release.

For my Gigabyte motherboard *all* of the Win8 features are only on a Beta release. I had flashed the Beta and had a raft of problems, but as it turns out, I don't think they were UEFI/BIOS related, but I dropped back to the previous, stable release during a process of elimination to find the source of my problems.

As always, use a Beta release with caution, and be ready to revert back to the last stable release.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    i3-3225
    Motherboard
    H77M-D3H (micro-ATX)
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    none (Intel HD4000 IGP)
    Sound Card
    mobo integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2312HM & Samsung 171N
    Screen Resolution
    1080x1920 (portrait) & 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Intel 520, 120GB SSD
    Kingston SNV425S2 64GB SSD
    WD WD10EARS 1GB HDD
    PSU
    Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 460W
    Case
    Silverstone TJ-08E
    Cooling
    Intel stock HSF
    Keyboard
    Logitech K260
    Mouse
    Logitech M210
    Internet Speed
    10Mbps/1Mbps DOCSIS

Orphydian

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GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-P61-S3 (rev. 2.0)

Ive managed to update/flash (its the same thing?) my bios from F5 to F7 version within an utility provided by motherboard manufacturer called @BIOS ( you can find it on the same support and download section ). I had 3 options to update: from server, file or drive and I choosed the 1st one. The latest F8 version is no longer BETA but I couldnt upgrade to it at least not from server.

However I downloaded the F8 files from manufacturer page , unpacked them and I had 3 files : one windows BATCH file "autoexec"
one aplication "Efiflash" and the F8 file p62s3.f8( I guess I need to put it on a flash drive ) .While atempting to run the 1st one I got the unsupported 16-bit aplication, with Efiflash something similar " this app cant run on this pc" message from windows 8.So should I put them on a flash drive and then from bios menu to enter Q-flash and select update from drive or maybe doing the same witht hat utility I mentioned above?


GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-P61-S3 (rev. 2.0)
Ive installed the rest of the drivers from my manufacturer except the SATA RAID/AHCI ones.The Intel Rapid Storage Technology gave me an error that I dont meet the system requirements so I no longer insisted with the others. Hmmm, why are these listed for my motherboard then? or what exactly are they?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 64 bits
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-3350P Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Intel Socket 1155 P-61-S3/rev 2.0
    Memory
    4 gb ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce gtx 660 OC 2GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Packard Bell Maestro 220Wdv
    Screen Resolution
    1680X1050

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