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Question, once I install my OS. Should I use the driver disk to get basic drivers and then go to website and install them? Also for bios, is there anything I need to change off the bat to get it to work, like the ram speed or anything specific? Asrock p67 Extreme4
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Win7 or Vista should have OK native driver support - enough to get you up and running. I recommend using only the network card driver off the CD if you have absolutely no other way to get it and your OS does not support the NIC. Then download all the latest online and install those - as well as upgrading your NIC driver in the process.
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Question, once I install my OS. Should I use the driver disk to get basic drivers and then go to website and install them? Also for bios, is there anything I need to change off the bat to get it to work, like the ram speed or anything specific? Asrock p67 Extreme4
I recommend not using the CD and just getting all the latest drivers from the internet. I also recommend not installing any drivers that are offered by Windows Update.
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The first thing you do on a fresh install of windows is install the chipset drivers!

If you want a system that works properly you need to do this. Neglecting the chipset drivers will cause major ACPI grief.

I know you prob seen my posts in other thread and I know I'm repeating myself but man... if it's your first time build and you want to avoid grief I really suggest you buy this book.


For $40 bucks you'll learn a lot and it really will help you avoid a lot of potential problems.
Edited by HiroPro - 8/16/11 at 6:59pm
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I recommend not using the CD and just getting all the latest drivers from the internet. I also recommend not installing any drivers that are offered by Windows Update.
How do I make sure they dont install?
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How do I make sure they dont install?
When you see this during installation, choose "Ask me later".

When you get to the desktop, open the Start menu and type device installation settings.

In this little control panel, copy these settings:





After this, open the Windows Update settings and choose "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them".

If you still see drivers offered, then right-click the driver update and choose "Hide this update". I still see drivers offered for my Microsoft Intellimouse Optical.
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ok, so once I install windows I do that. I use the internet and go and download my mobo drivers and gpu drivers? Should I not update bios unless something is an issue? Also in bios, do I change anything?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
When you see this during installation, choose "Ask me later".

When you get to the desktop, open the Start menu and type device installation settings.

In this little control panel, copy these settings:





After this, open the Windows Update settings and choose "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them".

If you still see drivers offered, then right-click the driver update and choose "Hide this update". I still see drivers offered for my Microsoft Intellimouse Optical.
Great post and fantastic advice!!! Those are the boxed defaults though on Premium and Ultimate.

PS You do though need to turn that on to have a push install of Active Sync if you have a windows phone.
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post #9 of 41
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Originally Posted by HiroPro View Post
The first thing you do on a fresh install of windows is install the chipset drivers!

If you want a system that works properly you need to do this. Neglecting the chipset drivers will cause major ACPI grief.

I know you prob seen my posts in other thread and I know I'm repeating myself but man... if it's your first time build and you want to avoid grief I really suggest you buy this book.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs

For $40 bucks you'll learn a lot and it really will help you avoid a lot of potential problems.
did you write that book or something?
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ok, so once I install windows I do that. I use the internet and go and download my mobo drivers and gpu drivers? Should I not update bios unless something is an issue? Also in bios, do I change anything?
If you have chose compatible parts the Auto function in the BIOS should work fine. In fact I won't build or let a system out the door that isn't stable with a BIOS reset. Systems that are "power on defaults" unstable but stable with certain MANUAL settings are a royal pain in the ass because if the BIOS for what ever reason loses it's settings you end up with an unstable box. The biggest culprit for issues these days is RAM compatibility. And don't trust vender compatibility lists because half the time they are inaccurate. Find someone that has the particular RAM and motherboard and that they can confirm it POSTS and works properly with BIOS "power on defaults".
Edited by HiroPro - 8/16/11 at 7:37pm
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