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Peter S1
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Laptop Drivers: Dell or up to date from OEM?

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Hi all,

Is it best to install Dell vendor drivers or up to date OEM (e.g. Intel RST) drivers?

Please explain why. Thank you.

"Tea, Coffee, destination and Take off are all optional; but landing is mandatory!"

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RE: Laptop Drivers: Dell or up to date from OEM?

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Dell laptop drivers are customized for each model. Always get them from Dell and only if you have a specific problem and are directed by a tech. Laptops rarely if ever need driver updates and updates would come from Dell for special reasons like a major operating system update. That is why many older laptops are not supported for windows 10. Intel says on their page--get drivers from the manufacturer. See this--

IMPORTANT:

Before installing this application or requesting technical support from Intel, first contact your system manufacturer. They typically provide software that is specifically configured for your system.

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RE: Laptop Drivers: Dell or up to date from OEM?

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Dell laptop drivers are customized for each model. Always get them from Dell and only if you have a specific problem and are directed by a tech. Laptops rarely if ever need driver updates and updates would come from Dell for special reasons like a major operating system update. That is why many older laptops are not supported for windows 10. Intel says on their page--get drivers from the manufacturer. See this--

IMPORTANT:

Before installing this application or requesting technical support from Intel, first contact your system manufacturer. They typically provide software that is specifically configured for your system.

Peter S1
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RE: Laptop Drivers: Dell or up to date from OEM?

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Thank you. This is what I thought 🙂

"Tea, Coffee, destination and Take off are all optional; but landing is mandatory!"

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Peter S1
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RE: Laptop Drivers: Dell or up to date from OEM?

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Dell laptop drivers are customized for each model. Always get them from Dell and only if you have a specific problem and are directed by a tech. Laptops rarely if ever need driver updates and updates would come from Dell for special reasons like a major operating system update. That is why many older laptops are not supported for windows 10. Intel says on their page--get drivers from the manufacturer.

Should I tell Windows 10 to NOT update drivers? Or should I allow Windows 10 to update drivers? Thank you @Mary G

"Tea, Coffee, destination and Take off are all optional; but landing is mandatory!"

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