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WIN10 and drivers

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I am currently running WIN7 64 bit and have reserved WIN10. The thread on WIN10 got me to start checking performance and drivers. My "Windows Experience Index" was 7.4 with the disk performance at 7.4, (lowest score). I just checked it again, and all scores have gone down. Disk performance is still lowest, but now at 7.0

Anyway, I started looking for drivers, and the first I found was for the graphics card - ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series. I am running 8.850.0.0. Now 13.1 is available, but it does not support WIN10. In general, as I go through looking for drivers, should I install newer drivers? If so, would it be better to install them 1 at a time and see if they are working OK? Should I wait to see if drivers are updated for WIN10?

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Please try to keep it simple as I seem to know just enough to get myself in deeeeeep trouble. :eek:

Thanx,
Ron
 

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I am currently running WIN7 64 bit and have reserved WIN10. The thread on WIN10 got me to start checking performance and drivers. My "Windows Experience Index" was 7.4 with the disk performance at 7.4, (lowest score). I just checked it again, and all scores have gone down. Disk performance is still lowest, but now at 7.0

Anyway, I started looking for drivers, and the first I found was for the graphics card - ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series. I am running 8.850.0.0. Now 13.1 is available, but it does not support WIN10. In general, as I go through looking for drivers, should I install newer drivers? If so, would it be better to install them 1 at a time and see if they are working OK? Should I wait to see if drivers are updated for WIN10?

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Please try to keep it simple as I seem to know just enough to get myself in deeeeeep trouble. :eek:

Thanx,
Ron

I think 10 will install the necessary drivers in the course of the upgrade.

My question back is why you are in a hurry to upgrade a very stable Win7 to an unknown.
 

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I think 10 will install the necessary drivers in the course of the upgrade.

My question back is why you are in a hurry to upgrade a very stable Win7 to an unknown.
Because a timeshare salesman told him if he doesn't move up to the new system that he paid good money for and works perfectly fine for him, he will not be able to use his computer anymore. :hysterical:
 

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I think 10 will install the necessary drivers in the course of the upgrade.

My question back is why you are in a hurry to upgrade a very stable Win7 to an unknown.

I'm not in a hurry, but as everything I do to the computer seems to take a long time with a good chance of going wrong, I want to start getting ready. :crash:

And my computer has slowed down, so I'm thinking one way to possibly help is to insure that I have the latest drivers for this 6 - 7 yo machine.

Thanx,
Ron :eek:
 

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My question back is why you are in a hurry to upgrade a very stable Win7 to an unknown.

I agree. No way I'm upgrading. Maybe I would feel different if I was using a tablet but all I have is my trusty laptop.

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I know one person who attempted to install and it blue screened (with the new friendlier looking BSD) and has had a hard time reverting to Win7. Apparently his video card (a Radeon 280x, I believe, which is a very good card...I've got one) didn't update the driver during the process. I suspect it may have been successful if the driver was installed prior to Win X (err...Win 10), but don't know.

For myself, I'm waiting another few weeks at least, if not longer, at least on my "main" (if there is such a thing) Windows box. I may update a Win laptop I've got running 8 since I don't care if it crashes and burns...too much.


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I'm not in a hurry, but as everything I do to the computer seems to take a long time with a good chance of going wrong, I want to start getting ready. :crash:

And my computer has slowed down, so I'm thinking one way to possibly help is to insure that I have the latest drivers for this 6 - 7 yo machine.

Thanx,
Ron :eek:

You are very smart in wanting to be fully prepared. Make sure you have ran the Windows Update feature and installed any updates downloaded. Another thing I would do is to make sure your computer has Windows 10 drivers available on the manufacturers support website. My 3yr old laptop is Not driver supported by Acer! When I installed Windows 10 my internet drivers were not installed! Rather than continue to explore ways to get it to work properly I just did a recovery back to Windows 7.

If you would rather install Windows 10 now, rather than wait for it to do it on its own, there is the Windows 10 download page, which is what I used. By the way, it works perfect on my 2yr old desktop. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO
 

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You may want to use a driver update program like "Driver Booster 2" from
www.iobit.com before installing Win10, as I did, and it installed w/o incident.

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You may want to use a driver update program like "Driver Booster 2" from
www.iobit.com before installing Win10, as I did, and it installed w/o incident.

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Thanx. I did d/l the program and ran it. It sez that 43 drivers need updating. :eek: Almost all are listed as "extremely old" - some go back to 2006, (which means this machine is older than I thought... :eek: ).
I updated the video card driver, but have not done any others. I'm afraid if I update in mass, it will cause problems, so I will update slowly and make sure the computer is running OK before I do another.

To everyone else kind enough to respond, thanx for your help, thoughts, and suggestions ~ Ron
 
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