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Curious Driver Install

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by JoeyG, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. JoeyG

    JoeyG Thread Starter

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    Hello I just finished replacing a HDD in a Dell Laptop Inspiron 1545 Windows 64 Bit.. Upon the install on a completely NEW HDD, I noticed I did not have to install any drivers.. Which is great, But, How did they do that?, This the 1st time I ever replaced a HDD and Fresh OS install that I did not have to install drivers for WiFi, Display, Audio, etc., Did they store them In The BIOS? I am just curious.. And pleasantly surprised..
     
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    You had that rare fortunate occasion where all the device drivers were in the Windows disc database. (y)

    It's usually a good idea though to download and save and copy all the device drivers to external media BEFORE you do a clean reinstall of Windows.

    I currently have 4 computers(all Dells) that I keep their device drivers in separate CD-R's.

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  3. JoeyG

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    Thanks Flavalee!! I did save the Drivers folder from old HDD, I always do when possible, Just couldn't believe it when I didn't have to install them, 1st time ever!!
     
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    Never mind.
     
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    I had a Dell laptop with Windows XP that I saved the Windows 7 drivers for before I made a clean install of Windows 7 in it.

    To my surprise, Windows 7 installed drivers for all of its devices.

    It's rare, but it happens. :)

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    Its a wonderful surprise when it happens lol!!!!! it sure saves you having to hunt around for them and then having to download and save them on a cd for future use.
     
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