I recently had Linux Mint running as my sole OS, which I later decided to remove to reinstall Windows 8. Windows Update is current, however after the installation I found some missing functionality (USB ports, FN Keys, etc.).

I want my computer to run as if I just bought it. Is there a one-stop shop to ensure that all of my Windows drivers are up-to-date?


If you know the manufacturer and model for each of your devices you could search for drivers on the support pages of each manufacturer.

Otherwise you can use a software like 3DP Chip which detects your hardware and gives you links to download drivers.

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  • I would come back and down-vote this answer if I could (not enough reputation). 3DChip is buggy software that just threw a runtime exception! – Joe Jun 21 '14 at 18:39

If you don't want to install any software to update your drivers, then you can do it via the internet safely by visiting This Link and launching the detection, it is so simple.

+1 if it helped, thank you.

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