Os Install

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by fightingfi, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. fightingfi

    fightingfi Look at Me! I need the attention.

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    When i do a clean build new pc new fresh install of windows do i update everything including all of windows and updates for it first before i install motherboard drivers 2nd?
     
  2. elavanis

    elavanis n00b

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    I would update the motherboard drivers before windows updates if only because windows might try to install a newer driver than the base install but older then the one you are putting on.
     
  3. ir0nw0lf

    ir0nw0lf [H]ardness Supreme

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    I have a USB flash drive with all the latest drivers for all the boards/video cards/etc I build with. I always let Windows Update go first then install the drivers from the flash drive -- the WU drivers are never newer for me. But I guess it really doesn't matter, personal preference I guess.
     
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  4. DeaconFrost

    DeaconFrost [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I always keep a flash drive updated with necessary drivers, but I would at least make sure you have your network drivers downloaded and saved before hand. That being said, I also do the motherboard/chipset drivers first, then let Windows Update install whatever it finds. I always install my graphics driver from a download as well.
     
  5. AltTabbins

    AltTabbins [H]ard as it Gets

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    Get all the drivers you will need first and put them on a usb drive. When you install windows, keep the network cable unplugged and WiFi disconnected. Install the drivers first thing offline. Then update. Windows has a bad knack of installing ancient drivers for sake of stability.