Question Laptop OEM Drivers

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What is the best way to install Laptop drivers after clean windows installation?
Nowadays windows install all drivers automatically during or right after the windows installation or first boot up (when laptop/pc is connected to internet).
So there is two ways to install OEM drivers and I want to make sure which one is the best.

1. Disconnect internet connection before windows setup to prevent automatic driver installation by windows.
So after the first boot up there will be no drivers and I can manually install OEM drivers from USB. After that connect to the internet and update rest of the drivers through windows update.

2. Install windows with internet connection, after the first boot up let windows do the work (let windows install all drivers and updates) and after that download all OEM drivers and install them on top of already installed drivers.
 

N3wb13g

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Both are good, in case you're not bothered by Windows auto-update feature for the drivers.
  • In scenario 1, Windows will decide and install the best latest driver that works, whether you know it or not.
  • Scenario 2, Windows will let you update the OEM if it's newer, and would notify you if OEM drivers are obsolete than the installed one.
 

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