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Old 20. Jul 2019, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Laptop is working just fine for what i use it.
Don't see the need to find these missing drivers.
If it ain't broke...
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Old 20. Jul 2019, 03:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Unless you are going to connect any device to these slots, the drivers aren't necessary. However, if you do need to install them, they should be available from the website of the laptop manufacturer for that particular model?
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Old 20. Jul 2019, 03:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Me thinks they are related to connecting external device such as a "sd card" or something like that.

But so far, after fresh install of Win 10 the other week, everything works just fine (for what i use).

If Windows don't update it or install it, why should i bother?

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For devices that are on your motherboard, like the PCI devices, display, audio, network interface... drivers for these are either available from the website of the laptop/motherboard manufacturer, or installed via fac.tory reset in case of a laptop. Installing drivers for these devices is not the responsibility of Microsoft or Windows. The user or OEM has to do it.

Sometimes though, Microsoft might provide certain drivers, like for on board Intel display via Windows Updates.

But, otherwise, user has to install the above drivers, or update them when needed.

If you do not need these devices and do not want to install drivers for them, that's another matter.
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Laptop is working just fine for what i use it.
Don't see the need to find these missing drivers.
If it ain't broke...
I would also ignore 'missing drivers' when everything is working as expected.
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Old 20. Jul 2019, 09:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks EldonW for confirming my "intuition".

On the flip side of things, i've got LinuxMint right now, dual booting on same laptop with no apparent issues.
So, leaving things as is should not hurt.
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