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Windows 7: Does installing driver in any order damage to the laptop?

17 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional
Does installing driver in any order damage to the laptop?

I would like to ask if you have recently just done a clean/fresh installation Can installing the driver in different order damage to the laptop or harm the laptop, I know you cannot install certain drivers like Nvidia without Intel HD graphics.

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17 Feb 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Hi John,

No, it shouldnt matter which order and wont damage your computer. It could possibly lead to some drivers not working correctly though. Install any chipset drivers first i would say.

Best to create a System Restore Point first, so you can recover if the drivers dont install properly.

Hope this helps


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17 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Always install the chipset drivers first on any system it gives the correct locations for all other hardware drivers to be installed.
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