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Is it okay to overwrite chipset drivers without uninstalling the previous ones?

By the way, I was always wondering, isn't the Ethernet driver needed for internet connectivity? How can I actually download drivers without installing that one first?

(sorry for all the questions, I'm a bit of a newb when it comes to this)
When you install a driver, any previous versions of that driver are uninstalled.

Basically, a Windows installation includes a package of generic drivers. These drivers will make the basic components of your build operational (chipset/processor/HDD/mouse/keyboard/sound/USB/display/etc). Once you connect to the internet, Windows will begin to update the OS, as well as search for new drivers/update existing drivers.

And it's fine! You gotta learn this stuff somewhere
Edited by thisischuck01 - 1/14/11 at 11:53pm
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Is there a specific orded for installing drivers?

Thanks for your help, much appreciated. Have some rep.
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Is there a specific orded for installing drivers?

Thanks for your help, much appreciated.
Nope! You can install drivers in any order.

No problem.
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