Device Manager shows you a list of devices recognized by the OS. If the drivers are installed, it will list them accordingly by vendor/model...
If the drivers are not installed, the device will usually be noted by a big yellow question mark.
Windows will install some generic drivers in order to work such as for your video card, it will install a standard VGA driver for it, unless the card is so old that it is included with windows, but don't bet on it.
I'm getting ready to have someone reinstall my Windows 98SE. A CD containing various drivers came with my computer some years ago but I lost it. I understand that I'll need to install drivers that aren't automtically installed as part of Windows 98. I thought that Device Manager provided a list of drivers on my computer but I guess not, and I'm wondering how's a body to know what drivers there are? The drivers headquarters website indicates it provides a list of my drivers; the list contains thirteen drivers. Are those all I have on my computer and need to worry about restoring?
Also, drivers headquarters' list claims that six of the drivers should be updated. Does it make sense for me to click on the update button in that website? (It lists the Display Driver as bad even though I just downloaded its update but I guess no one's perfect.)
Am I right in thinking that the Windows reinstall will innclude the necessary drivers to run Windows 98?
Thanks for any input. I'm not sure I even know enough to know what questions to ask.