Originally Posted by BPK
Correct. I installed all the mobo, audio, LAN, GPU, etc drivers on my own before Windows could interfere.
Though now after over a hundred updates, Windows refuses to give me SP1 for Win7. O_o"
It should come along on it's own eventually.
Also, windows needs to be activated before it will let you update. So connecting to the net after the install is fine.
I install windows.
Install lan drive and reboot.
Install video drive and reboot.
Install all other drivers with Intel RST and chipset last.
Reboot, run WEI (windows experience index) Reboot.
Test everything, if ok, activate windows and update.
I've had to reinstall windows over 10 times in the last 6 months. First trying to fix a problem with my c300 which turned out to be a bad cable. Then my Vertex 3 which was and is still a nightmare.