Question About system drivers and fresh install

punkncat

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When purchasing an OEM system it is common for all of the system devices to have the proper (stock) driver installed. When you turn on the first time Windows is still in it's "setup" screen so you can enter a username/password/internet, all that.
How do you install the stock drivers and maintain that "first time setup" screen?
 

Eximo

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With an OEM system you would use the original recovery disk or recovery partition on the hard drive.

Otherwise, just install Windows, install the latest drivers from the OEM's website, and clean up any existing Windows profiles when you are done.

If this is a used system you will probably want to perform some sort of drive wipe so no residual data is recoverable.
 

punkncat

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Otherwise, just install Windows, install the latest drivers from the OEM's website, and clean up any existing Windows profiles when you are done.
Ok, yes, so new SSD, clean install of Windows performed, downloaded Dell drivers, got all the yellow triangles dealt with, so from here just delete the profile for the user and it will keep the drivers and revert back to first time setup?

And to above, Windows 10
 

Eximo

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As mentioned above, the "Reset this PC" option is your best bet. It will return Windows to factory defaults, should leave all the drivers alone though.
  • Open Settings.
  • Click on Update & Security.
  • Click on Recovery.
  • Under the Reset this PC section, click the Get started button.
 
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