Windows 8 Upgrade Reset install drivers.


I have recently created a recovery drive for my Windows 8 Pro OS. Here's my question, if I do a reset off this recovery drive or from the control panel can I make it install the drivers that came with my computer? The thing the remember is that I upgraded this computer to Windows 8 Pro, so will the Acer installed drivers be reinstalled?

Thanks in advance.



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1)      What do you mean by “can I make it install the drivers that came with my computer”?

2)      Why do you want to reset your computer?

3)      What was the version of Windows installed prior to installing Windows 8?



a)      If you do reset of the computer, you may have to reinstall the drivers for the computer’s hardware. If you have the driver CD/DVD he may install the drivers.

b)      You may also use windows update to install the drivers.

c)       If you do not have drivers CD/DVD, you can access the computer manufacturer’s website and download the drivers for Windows 8 and get it installed.


For assistance with issues related to Windows feel free to post on Microsoft Community Forums we will be happy to help you.


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Last updated September 16, 2018 Views 386 Applies to: