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Windows 7: what do i install first when installing fresh copy of win 7

09 Nov 2015   #11
sebastian869

windows 7 x64 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I have never ever gone into the bios and disabled things like you are talking about, you don`t use the bios like that.

As ignatz says, The only driver you really need to worry about is the network (ethernet) driver, which is on the motherboard cd. That way you can download the other drivers from the manufacturers website if you want to, but they too are right there on the cd.
the logic being if i install the drivers first then enable the audio in the bios then windows wownt have chance to first install some old 2006 deiver of its own and same applies to lan or will that approach not work?


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09 Nov 2015   #12
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

i never tried it like that once you enable it windows will probably install the driver as it found new hardware. not sure that will be the case though
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09 Nov 2015   #13
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sebastian869 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I have never ever gone into the bios and disabled things like you are talking about, you don`t use the bios like that.

As ignatz says, The only driver you really need to worry about is the network (ethernet) driver, which is on the motherboard cd. That way you can download the other drivers from the manufacturers website if you want to, but they too are right there on the cd.
the logic being if i install the drivers first then enable the audio then windows wownt have chance to first install some old 2006 deiver of its own and same applies to lan or will that approach not work?
Those drivers are meant to get you up and running until you update to the ones you want or need.

There's nothing wrong with them though.
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09 Nov 2015   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

A driver is a driver, if you have the latest then that`s what windows will use.

Leave the bios alone, there is no need to disable those items
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10 Nov 2015   #15
sebastian869

windows 7 x64 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
A driver is a driver, if you have the latest then that`s what windows will use.

Leave the bios alone, there is no need to disable those items
k thanks
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11 Nov 2015   #16
sebastian869

windows 7 x64 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
A driver is a driver, if you have the latest then that`s what windows will use.

Leave the bios alone, there is no need to disable those items
by the way, do i want drive c and d to both be "primary" or do i want c where i plan to install windows to be system and drive d to be primary?
thx for all the help
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11 Nov 2015   #17
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

C and D are typically both primary.

System Reserved should be marked "system" if you are using System Reserved at all. If you don't have a System Reserved, then C would be marked "system".
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11 Nov 2015   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you are creating a partition to install Windows 7 on, it has to be primary.

You can make D whatever you want, but I see no reason not to make it primary also.
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