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Clean Install Windows = Delete All My Drivers?

So I was planning on doing a clean install of Windows 10 because a new version of a game is releasing tomorrow (Prepar3D v4) and I want nothing to do with the previous version, so I decided to do a clean install of windows. My question is, when I do the clean install, will I have to go to a bunch of websites and re-install all of my drivers???

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2 minutes ago, Nebby said:

So I was planning on doing a clean install of Windows 10 because a new version of a game is releasing tomorrow (Prepar3D v4) and I want nothing to do with the previous version, so I decided to do a clean install of windows. My question is, when I do the clean install, will I have to go to a bunch of websites and re-install all of my drivers???

Most likely only the GPU driver, rest is handled by Windows quite nicely

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12 minutes ago, Nebby said:

So I was planning on doing a clean install of Windows 10 because a new version of a game is releasing tomorrow (Prepar3D v4) and I want nothing to do with the previous version, so I decided to do a clean install of windows. My question is, when I do the clean install, will I have to go to a bunch of websites and re-install all of my drivers???

When you clean install Windows, anything in C:\ drive/partition will disappears (assuming you hot the Format button, else, it will be all moved to a folder called Windows.OLD). All you programs will need to be re-installed, Windows updates will need to be re-acquired, drivers will need to be re-installed, and your data, assuming they were in somewhere in your C:\ drive, restored from backup.

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Most drivers are handled by windows update, the only thing you probably need is Graphics

 

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In short yes. But Win10 should get most drivers with updates. Something like GPU you still might want to get directly from manufacturer as you might need it to be beta.

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