[Motherboard drivers for windows 8] should I download them from Motherboard page?

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Hardware' started by StefaNafetS, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. StefaNafetS

    StefaNafetS New Member

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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 mother board page? Should I download the lates bios too if so ?
    This is my motherboard GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-P61-S3 (rev. 2.0)
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    The Motherboard manufacturer is normally the best place to get drivers. If they are showing Windows 8 drivers, I would probably use those.

    Going to a site like Intel for specific drivers might get you a more recent version and probably be fine, but that would be your choice.

    Bios updates may help a particular problem. If you system has a way to recover from a bad bios flash, you would be OK, but most folks say if eveything is working, maybe a bios update is not necessary.

    I update mine all the time, but I am familiar with the recovery process if something goes wrong.
     
  3. Clintre

    Clintre New Member

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    Why would you not want to install the drivers from the manufacturer's site? Odd question...
     

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