Question regarding a clean install of Windows 10

Sprkd1

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I'm on X79 with a 3930K. The latest motherboard drivers for my GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD3 are from 2015 as per the GIGABYTE website. My question is, if I do a clean install of Windows 10, do I install these drivers from the GIGABYTE website or just let Windows 10 do its thing and install everything for me?
 

pendragon1

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I'm on X79 with a 3930K. The latest motherboard drivers for my GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD3 are from 2015 as per the GIGABYTE website. My question is, if I do a clean install of Windows 10, do I install these drivers from the GIGABYTE website or just let Windows 10 do its thing and install everything for me?
id just let windows do its thing.
 

MeSoHungry

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In most cases Windows will install the latest drivers. I usually let Windows do it's thing and if it's missing a driver, then I'd use the manufacturer's website.
 

vick1000

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If you don't need the applications/ utilities included with some drivers, Windows defaults are usually fine. For things like GPU and sound, some network drivers, IRST etc, the apps/ config utilities are handy.
 

LFaWolf

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I have not downloaded any drivers in recent builds and have been using the Windows default for everything. Especially for a board dates back in 2015, I think Windows default drivers should work pretty well.
 

ThreeDee

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Install and go to chipset makers website .. Intel? .. if needed.
 
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