Also, if you have 2 graphics cards - I have Intel and Nvidia in my ultraportable - don't do this.The manufacturer will most likely have different instructions.
The BIOS will be from the PC manufacturer or the motherboard manufacturer and chipset most likely from AMD, Intel, Nvidia, or Si S: AMD: AMD Chipsets SIS: Si S - Welcom to Silicon Integrated Systems Corporation.
NVIDIA: Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers INTEL: Utility DRIVER SWEEPER: Use Driver Sweeper if you are updating some drivers.
v2.0 Nice tutorial, thanks Frostmourne It's maybe worth mentioning that instead of using HWinfo32, using Device manager can yield very similar results without using a 3rd party app??? 1 rep System Manufacturer/Model Number HP Touchsmart IQ771OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64 CPU AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56 Motherboard ASUS Pheonix Memory 3GB Nanya PC2-6400 DDR2-SDRAM SO-DIM (400MHz) Graphics Card NVIDIA Ge Force Go 7600 256MB GDDR3 SDRAM Sound Card High Definition Intergrated NVIDIA MCP51 Monitor(s) Displays 46" Sony Bravia HDTV Screen Resolution 1600x1200 Hard Drives 1.5TB Samsug 320GB Seagate ST3320820AS - SATA 3Gb/s 8MB 500GB Maxtor Basics STM305003EHD301-RK Internet Speed ↓6.32 Mb/s ↑0.35 Mb/s ↔26ms Other Info BIOS - American Megatrends Inc.
5.07 Ethernet Port - NVIDIA n Force 10/100/1000 Mbps DVD Drive - TSSTcorp DVDR/RW TS-T632L Nice tutorial, thanks Frostmourne It's maybe worth mentioning that instead of using HWinfo32, using Device manager can yield very similar results without using a 3rd party app??? 1 rep System Manufacturer/Model Number Sony Vaio Z46GDU OS Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64 CPU [email protected] 1066MHz FSB Motherboard Sony branded Memory 6GB DDR3 1066MHz Graphics Card 9300M GS 256MB Dedicated (Speed) Intel4500MHD (Stamina) Sound Card Realtek HD Audio Monitor(s) Displays 13.1' WXGA Screen Resolution 1600x900 System Manufacturer/Model Number Hewlett Packard Compaq Presario CQ60-305au OS Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon QI46 2.1Ghz Motherboard Wistron 303c Memory 2048 Mb DDR2 SD RAM Graphics Card NVidea GE Go Force 8200M G/256mb dedicated graphics memory Sound Card MCP78S NVidea high definition Monitor(s) Displays 15.6" High definition Brightview Widescreen Screen Resolution 1336x768 Why would we need to update our Chipset drivers, when MS has all of the latest drivers in installer and via WIndows Updates? They spent a fortune sponsoring WHQL partnership with all manufacturers to build Win7 drivers, leveraging their support to get manufacturers not to hold out as they did in Vista and to get them done on deadline.
I would rather rely on a driver from a manufacturer than from MS.
Great tutorial, the app for the unknown is back in 2007, I guess the guy gave up on it. I have been using a free app called drivermax for my unknown driver issues.DEVICE MANAGER UPDATES: In device manager, right click the device and select update, try the internet and then try choosing from installed drivers.Also, use the Unknown Devices app from Halfdone Development to identify any hardware (usually) that has a question mark.For anything else uninstall anything other related like control panels.Reboot at the end: Reboot into safe mode and then run driver sweeper.If you have ATI run the new installer, uninstall the old drivers, reboot, and then use Driver Sweeper.