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Hello, I am one step before I finish my first comp building. I have a question though. Do I run the motherboard chipset CD before I install my Vista 64bit OS CD?
    
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post #2 of 8
Wrong section.


You can't install ANY drivers without an OS. The purpose of drivers is to ALLOW the OS to use hardware.
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post #3 of 8
For one this isnt news at all. And 2, Im pretty sure you have to install Windows to be able to run the chipset thing.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Wrong section.


You can't install ANY drivers without an OS. The purpose of drivers is to ALLOW the OS to use hardware.
What about RAID drivers?
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OOOPs Sorry. Inform Administrator to delete this blog. Thx for your advices though.
    
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post #6 of 8
In before everyone flames you for being in the wrong section: this should be in Intel motherboards.
To answer your question, here is the order:
VIsta x64 installation
chipset driver .inf file installation app (latest is .1013 I believe)
NIC driver
update all of windows updates
install the rest of drivers, such as video, sound card, etc.

THe only driver you need before OS installation is a RAID driver if you're running RAID. This will add the driver to the OS installation.
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You install the OS first. And don't use the CD. Get the updates online, they will be newer.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
What about RAID drivers?
and pre installed drivers that u put in the cd
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