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Okay, I was wondering people, should I install Vista first and then install all my add-ons PCI cards (Wireless Card/Sound Card), or I can just have all the cards inserted, and then I just install the drivers directly from Windows. Because I was thinking, I wouldn't want the "plug and play" drivers to be installed for my SoundBlaster Audigy 4, if there are any. So what should I do?
    
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I personally have had no problems, besides video drivers. But everything can be reinstalled from within Vista I usually use the marvell drivers for my mobo that windows installs, then install everything else, THEN reinstall the newest Marvell drivers. Hope that helps
    
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Yup you rigth install vista first then all your components.Like that is less hassle for any drivers.I think vista have most of the drivers anyway.Im no in vista but some read help.
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re-install from within Vista

Vista has a unique tool that automatically searches and installs most of your hardware drivers anyways. And it installs the latest ones

Besides it is alot less hassle and work for you

EDIT: GRRRR alexis beat me to it
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Why wouldn't you have all your hardware connected when Vista is first setup? It detects the hardware during the setup process.
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If its a OEM copy then your need to download all the drivers , including Mother Board , Graphics card and so on
    
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Most of the time, at least for Windows XP, you would never install a Wireless Card before installing the drivers, so if Vista is any different, that's why I'm asking. And no, it's retail (got it for the price of an OEM on Ebay, with 32-bit and 64-bit CDs)
    
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Windows installs automaticly(I think) some drivers when you put the everything together after windows install. So it does not really matter. If this is right then I would first install all you cards and stuuf and then windows. But correct me if I'm wrong, it's just my guess.
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I always install the hardware first. Then when I start windows up it either asks me for drivers or finds them by itself.
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I always install the hardware first. Then when I start windows up it either asks me for drivers or finds them by itself.
So it's actually better to put the hardware in first
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