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I have recently bought a new pc and I am about to install WIN 10 Pro. The motherboard is an ASUS Maximus IX Z270. My question is, how should I proceed with the installation of the MB drivers (in order to get the best performance of my system):

- should I use the provided CD drivers of the Asus motherboard?

- should I download the updated drivers from Asus website?

- should I let Windows 10 install the motherboard drivers (in this case there is a high chance the drivers are not Asus provided)?


Many thanks!



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Normally I would let Win10 use its own drivers during the install, then once Win10 is up and running, then update to the latest downloaded drivers.

If for some reason Win10 will not install due to missing MB drivers (unlikely), then temporarily use the ones on the CD before updating to the latest downloaded drivers.

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My method involves installing Windows while disconnected from the internet.  D/l all drivers from the Asus web site on a separate machine and transfer to your new installation via USB stick.  Also a driver for your selected gpu.  Install drivers in the following order: chipset, sata, usb, audio, networking, gpu, with a restart between each install.  Connect to the internet and then let Windows update search for ancillary drivers.  This way you are only getting the drivers that Asus intended for your motherboard.  As always, your mileage may vary, but I've used this method countless times with success.

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