I have decided to do a fresh install of Win 7 instead of a dual boot. I have some specific questions so that I am ready to do this. I was under the impression that Win 7 came with most drivers
so it would have the Win 7 drivers for my devices but reading the fresh install tutorial leads me to believe that isn't so.
when I ran the Windows 7 advisor everything was ok ( had green check marks ) except a few things, NVIDIA PhysX Not compatible This version of the program will not work on Windows 7. version 9.10.0224 NVIDIA Corporation Sunbelt Personal Firewall version 4.6.1861.0 Sunbelt Software Not compatible This version of the program will not work on Windows 7. Since Sunbelt doesn't support windows 7 unless I buy their security suite. Since everyone says Win 7 firewall is very good I will just use that. 1. As far as my NVIDIA I found this download and I would appreciate if someone could tell me if this is the right Win 7 divers for my graphics card which is a MSI NVIDIA 8600 GTS, the link is below NVIDIA DRIVERS 258.96 WHQL
2. MY hard drives are SATA, I read something in the dual boot tutorial that they would not been seen and I would have to do something or download something... If I do the fresh install and not the dual boot will I have problems with Win 7 seeing my SATA drives???
3. I read on the fresh install tutorial that I should download all device drivers and put them on a DVD, does Win 7 not have any updated drivers for devices on the install DVD ??
I'm sure I will have more questions to come. I have done fresh installs of XP for yeaqrs and after the first few I learnt what to do and what to have handy, I have to hope you guys or girls can help me out on what to do prior to doing the fresh install on Win 7.
I'm sure when I get replies they will lead me to other questions so I hope you have patience with me......lol I'm a former Private Investigator so I ask a lot of questions.....it's my nature