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Generic User #2 December 26, 2012 04:26 PM

Installing Drivers on Windows 8
My cousin has recently installed Windows 8 Pro on his system. As we were running the usual windows update/driver install process, we were noticed that it installed the nvidia driver by itself after the first reboot.

We finished the windows update process and were about to start installing drivers when we realized that everything was working fine - third-party network card, USB3 ports, etc. The only hiccup was the nvidia driver was 306 instead of 310.

So the question is: Should we even bother installing any drivers for his maximus v gene if everything is working out? I'm asking specifically for him, but if there's a general rule about this, let me know.

for reference, here is the driver page:
ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS Maximus V GENE


he's not using or interested in using RAID or the asmedia sata ports on the mobo.

sswilson December 26, 2012 04:29 PM

I'd probably do the chipset drivers so long as they're rated for win8. Anything else (IMO) should be fine so long as it's working.

Generic User #2 December 27, 2012 04:22 AM

another semi-related question, how do drivers and bios updates interact? I always see BIOS updates being labeled risky by manufacturers, but is it actually okay to update to the latest chipset drivers without updating the BIOS?

sswilson December 27, 2012 05:32 AM

Sure, as long as there isn't a critical bios update for a chipset related issue..... ;)

General rule for bios updates... if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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