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Do i need to install all video drivers listed??

Hello, i just made a clean windows 7 install on a old Dell N5010 laptop. I thought that i it would be no problem installing all the drivers since they are all listed on dell website, but now i see that are 5 drivers listed under "video":

- Intel HD Graphics Media Accelerator Driver
- Intel Wireless Display Connection Manager Driver
- AMD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650/5470/4200/550v Graphics Driver
-and two others tv reciever drivers.


So my question is, wich video driver to install?? the Intel HD graphics? or the AMD?? or both??

Thank you

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Did you use your Service Tag to find these?

If not, one more try.

And yes, a laptop with say most i3, i5 and i7's need the first two. The AMD would be for the dedicated GPU.
Note: Edited for spelling.

Post was last edited on September 27, 2015 12:49 PM PDT

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Yes i used the Service tag.

Yes i used the service tag to get the driver list. I think my Inspiron N5010 doesn't have a dedicated gpu, i am not completely sure. Would it be any problem if I install drivers for the graphic card if there isn't one?

Thank you

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Hasn't been a problem for me. HOWEVER

There is a need to install drivers in the right order. The generic order I use is:
1. Motherboard chipset driver package.
2. Audio and video drivers.
3. Lan, WiFi drivers.
4. Dell's Quickset. (most important thing for Dells.)

I find that more and more folk don't want to learn Windows. It's showing as web statistic showed last month PC to web site hits were about 51% of the market.

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What is Dell Quickset?

Also, What if i already installed Video and WLAN drivers but no chipset drivers?

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Link only
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Quickset is on the web.

Please try a little harder. As to the last question you may find it not working as well as it should.

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You are right...

I knew i could just google it, but what i meant, is not that just bloatware? i mean, stuff i can control from windows itself without spending cpu and ram in having stuff like that running? Or is there a reason to have this?

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Once you read what it does

I bet you will understand it. Please try looking it up. And no, I never found a way to control WiFi without that on most Dells.

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And ...

if you didn't yet install the chipset drivers, then you do it now.

Kees

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Thank you!!!

Thanks i have my display working propperly and wifi also running without the DELL Quickset. I will installl the chipset drivers now, thank you for your advice Happy

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