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If you are using Windows 10, Windows 10 will not load the Intel drivers. Since, I think Windows 8, Windows only loads drivers that are used, unlike before (it used to do it, but only for select things).

 

To uninstall a driver that has been excluded from being loaded, open Device Manager, and click on View > Show Hidden devices.

Everything you see with icons that are semi-transparent, are devices that Windows has the driver for (that is outside of the built-in Windows ones) that are not loaded. Select one at a time (the semi transparent ones) and hit the Delete key to remove them.

 

That said, and this is where the recommendation to clean install Windows still stands. Usually, many drivers includes Control Panels, and other elements that run on the back, and those can assume you have the right hardware (usually does), and do things it should not, affecting your experience. So it is best to clean install Windows. Also, it gives you the opportunity of:

  • Clean up your system, and reorganize your files
  • If you have an HDD, a format and clean install is the best way to defrag and reorganize data in order.
  • Reconfigure your UEFI/BIOS to the correct settings, and install correctly. For example, if you had UEFI set to Legacy mode, or come from a BIOS based system, you can now turn off Compatibility Support Module, ensure that UEFI is enabled, and clean install Windows with full disk format (assuming you re-use the disk drive from the previous version) so that it is probably configured for UEFI system (if it is not, some motherboard will repeat the boot process on the back, but this time disable UEFI without you knowing, each time you restart or tower up your PC), and Windows is setup accordingly, enjoying faster boot speeds and have full UEFI support.
  • Gives you the opportunity to have all your software and drivers fully updated.

 

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you have to reinstall the operating system completely, or else there's a whole bunch of errors waiting for you


Studying abroad, ditched the crappy laptop for a do-all laptop double. Dried factory CPU paste, long memory timings, cooler cools the inductors but not the mosfets and an inch of unused internal space on both left and right

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV system agent undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (1696MHz 0.812V ~ 1860MHz 0.95V) RAM: 12GB DDR4-2666 19-19-19-43 2T Storage: 128GB Toshiba NVMe SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172) Monitor: 1080p 120Hz IPS G-sync

 

The best thing to do is reading the clock speed that doesnt end in a pair of zeros. Software voltage readings are wrong if your motherboard's not a high end model

CPU: i7-2600K 4493MHz (multiplier: 43x) 1.35V (software) --> 1.4V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 104.5MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 10-11-11-30 2T 2133MHz, custom: 10-11-10-30 1T 2229MHz) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (OC'd 150Hz) TN Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Results: Cinebench R15 Single thread:159 Multi-thread: 770 (thx Meltdown Spectre patch) Super Pi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.11s 1M: 8.4s 32M: 7m 45.9s

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3 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

you have to reinstall the operating system completely, or else there's a whole bunch of errors waiting for you

I checked and I can just delete the old mobo and Intel drivers and I should be good, and btw when you mean fresh install of windows, you mean I have to reset the whole Pc right?

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15 minutes ago, HairyPotter said:

So I changed my old Intel mobo with a ryzen b350 one, and I have no idea how to uninstall the old Intel, mobo  drivers, any help

 

You should do a clean install of Windows. Make sure you make a back up of all your data beforehand.

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2 minutes ago, HairyPotter said:

I checked and I can just delete the old mobo and Intel drivers and I should be good, and btw when you mean fresh install of windows, you mean I have to reset the whole Pc right?

I myself wipe the storage drive completely before installing Windows again. Do backup everything you want to keep.


Studying abroad, ditched the crappy laptop for a do-all laptop double. Dried factory CPU paste, long memory timings, cooler cools the inductors but not the mosfets and an inch of unused internal space on both left and right

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV system agent undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (1696MHz 0.812V ~ 1860MHz 0.95V) RAM: 12GB DDR4-2666 19-19-19-43 2T Storage: 128GB Toshiba NVMe SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172) Monitor: 1080p 120Hz IPS G-sync

 

The best thing to do is reading the clock speed that doesnt end in a pair of zeros. Software voltage readings are wrong if your motherboard's not a high end model

CPU: i7-2600K 4493MHz (multiplier: 43x) 1.35V (software) --> 1.4V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 104.5MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 10-11-11-30 2T 2133MHz, custom: 10-11-10-30 1T 2229MHz) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (OC'd 150Hz) TN Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Results: Cinebench R15 Single thread:159 Multi-thread: 770 (thx Meltdown Spectre patch) Super Pi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.11s 1M: 8.4s 32M: 7m 45.9s

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I had to do a clean windows install on Intel to Intel MOBO swap to get rid of issues. It's a pain. Backup everything beforehand and do a clean install. Once you know how to it's an easy step. 

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You save a lot of trouble by just reinstalling OS. While you can manually reinstall drivers, that doesn't guarantee it will still be enough.


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If you are using Windows 10, Windows 10 will not load the Intel drivers. Since, I think Windows 8, Windows only loads drivers that are used, unlike before (it used to do it, but only for select things).

 

To uninstall a driver that has been excluded from being loaded, open Device Manager, and click on View > Show Hidden devices.

Everything you see with icons that are semi-transparent, are devices that Windows has the driver for (that is outside of the built-in Windows ones) that are not loaded. Select one at a time (the semi transparent ones) and hit the Delete key to remove them.

 

That said, and this is where the recommendation to clean install Windows still stands. Usually, many drivers includes Control Panels, and other elements that run on the back, and those can assume you have the right hardware (usually does), and do things it should not, affecting your experience. So it is best to clean install Windows. Also, it gives you the opportunity of:

  • Clean up your system, and reorganize your files
  • If you have an HDD, a format and clean install is the best way to defrag and reorganize data in order.
  • Reconfigure your UEFI/BIOS to the correct settings, and install correctly. For example, if you had UEFI set to Legacy mode, or come from a BIOS based system, you can now turn off Compatibility Support Module, ensure that UEFI is enabled, and clean install Windows with full disk format (assuming you re-use the disk drive from the previous version) so that it is probably configured for UEFI system (if it is not, some motherboard will repeat the boot process on the back, but this time disable UEFI without you knowing, each time you restart or tower up your PC), and Windows is setup accordingly, enjoying faster boot speeds and have full UEFI support.
  • Gives you the opportunity to have all your software and drivers fully updated.

 

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