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Windows 7: Doing clean install, some help needed

14 May 2015   #1
avismile10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Doing clean install, some help needed

hi i have a custom build PC (Build by a technician) And i want to do now a clean install, i know that to get the drivers i need to download them from the motherboard site, as i install it while not connected to the internet, i want to download them beforehand, and not use windows update.
1. but what i want to know is, as i have an INTEL chipset maybe i should download from Intel the chipset drivers, (i guess that they are more updated then the motherboard site)
2. as i have a separate GPU from the build in one should i install the build in motherboard graphics driver? or not?
Thanks in advance
my PC spec are as fallowed

CPU
Intel Core i5 4430 @ 3.00GHz
Haswell 22nm Technology

RAM
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3

MOTHERBOARD
Gigabyte P85-D3 (rev. 1.x) (SOCKET 0)

GRAPHICS
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Gigabyte)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti (Gigabyte)

STORAGE
111GB Crucial_ CT120M500SSD1 SCSI Disk Device (SSD)
931GB Western Digital (SATA)

OPTICAL
Doesn't really matter

SOUND CARDS
NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
Intel Display Audio


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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14 May 2015   #2
leejosepho

 

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i know that to get the drivers i need to download them from the motherboard site
That is what I do beforehand, then save them on a stick so you can easily access them later after the initial OS installation.

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...and not use windows update.
After doing the initial OS installation, install the OEM drivers and then just watch closely during Windows updates so you can decide then about whether or not to accept driver updates. For the most part, however, driver updates from Microsoft have seldom been a problem for me.

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as i have an INTEL chipset maybe i should download from Intel the chipset drivers, (i guess that they are more updated then the motherboard site)
Intel has a driver-check utility at its site where you can check your system after the OS installation...but Intel typically says its drivers are generic in nature and that you should likely use the OEM drivers provided my your MoBo manufacturer.

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2. as i have a separate GPU from the build in one should i install the build in motherboard graphics driver? or not?
I would, and I do that because I often connect a separate monitor to the MoBo graphics during an OS installation even after setting the BIOS to use the add-on as its first or primary display. Having those drivers installed is not likely to interfere with your add-on even if you might later have to tell your BIOS to disable the MoBo graphics.

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SOUND CARDS
NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
Intel Display Audio
nVidia drivers can be a pain to find, but you should not have any trouble at the Realtek site.
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14 May 2015   #3
avismile10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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Intel has a driver-check utility at its site where you can check your system after the OS installation...
where could i get that?
Quote:
you might later have to tell your BIOS to disable the MoBo graphics.
how do i do that?
thanks
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14 May 2015   #4
leejosepho

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by avismile10 View Post
Quote:
Intel has a driver-check utility at its site where you can check your system after the OS installation...
where could i get that?
I have not been there in a while, but go to the Intel site (Support) and you should find a link there for installing and running its chipset utility that will scan your system online and report its findings.
https://www.google.com/search?q=intel+chipset+utility

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you might later have to tell your BIOS to disable the MoBo graphics.
how do i do that?
Typically by pressing 'Delete' during machine startup and then looking at and possibly tweaking your BIOS settings.
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