02-16-2012 10:08 PM
So after doing the Windows 7 Clean install, mainly the screen, graphics card, and network adapter aren't really operating at full strength. I only have two options for resolution (800x600 & 1024x768) and the network adapter isn't finding ANY network at all. I would describe the screen as looking watered down. There are a bunch of question marks when I go to the device manager ... help, please? I think it has to do with the drivers. How can I get them for all of my hardware? I don't think it's even recognizing some of the hardware that's actually inside of it. I want to get this thing running at full strength. Thanks for the help.
02-17-2012 05:25 AM - edited 02-17-2012 05:29 AM
Start with Chipset, then Video, Audio, Networking, etc.
Work your way through, and decide if you need any of the extras.
Check your bios version, but do not flash unless
you really need to.
AND, once you get a good working basic setup,
use Backup and Restore center in Windows
to create a System Image and a System Repair disk.
Absolutely great for going back and starting
over if there is a problem. Have fun!
02-17-2012 07:49 AM
02-18-2012 07:13 AM - edited 02-18-2012 07:19 AM
Win 7 came out some years ago, and the B570
is a fairly new model. So no surprise that drivers
for it are not in Win 7 clean install.
The hardware was not around when Win 7 came out!
Yes, you could put them on a dvd and copy them to
a folder on the B570 before install.
A usb flash drive would be the best way.
Also, check your Windows Update settings,
be sure "give me recommended updates same way as important.."
is not checked. That way, driver updates from Microsoft
are not automatically applied. They are not always the correct
drivers for a system, and can cause problems. Especially graphics.