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

09 Nov 2015   #1
sebastian869

windows 7 x64 home premium
 
 
what do i install first when installing fresh copy of win 7

basically im wondering do i install drivers off dvd i made with all drivers first before i enable the items like audio or lan in the bios?
or do i enable lan/audio first then after it boots i install the drivers?

and in what order?
inf
audio
lan
intel management engine
etc.

i have z97 extreme 6


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09 Nov 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'd install the inf first, but I wouldn't use a driver's disk unless some of my hardware didn't work as expected. I'd just use the drivers that Windows supplies and see how well that works. If that works poorly for some device, then consider other drivers from your disk or downloads.

Take a look in Device Manager after you have Windows installed with Windows drivers.

The LAN driver is the most important one and I'd make sure I had it downloaded in case Windows did not supply it.
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09 Nov 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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.
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09 Nov 2015   #4
sebastian869

windows 7 x64 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I'd install the inf first, but I wouldn't use a driver's disk unless some of my hardware didn't work as expected. I'd just use the drivers that Windows supplies and see how well that works. If that works poorly for some device, then consider other drivers from your disk or downloads.

Take a look in Device Manager after you have Windows installed with Windows drivers.

The LAN driver is the most important one and I'd make sure I had it downloaded in case Windows did not supply it.
should i enable lan and then install the driver or vice versa
thx
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09 Nov 2015   #5
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.
that one is old as dirt i have new ones on dvd of drivers i made, do u think its better to enable lan for ex in bios then install the driver or vice versa
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09 Nov 2015   #6
sebastian869

windows 7 x64 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I'd install the inf first, but I wouldn't use a driver's disk unless some of my hardware didn't work as expected. I'd just use the drivers that Windows supplies and see how well that works. If that works poorly for some device, then consider other drivers from your disk or downloads.

Take a look in Device Manager after you have Windows installed with Windows drivers.

The LAN driver is the most important one and I'd make sure I had it downloaded in case Windows did not supply it.
plus original mobo disks drivers are all real old and replaced i created a dvd w new drivers to install
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09 Nov 2015   #7
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

the lan has to be enabled to install the driver for it. same for audio. they should already be enabled by defualt in bios.
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09 Nov 2015   #8
ignatzatsonic

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I'd think the default condition for the LAN in the BIOS is enabled. Leave it that way.

New drivers aren't necessarily better than old drivers.

You can of course use whatever drivers you want.

I'd use the drivers supplied by the Windows disc and/or Windows Update. If those proved problematic, I'd consider others.

I don't go out of my way to get the newest drivers for anything. If it ain't broke, ...................
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09 Nov 2015   #9
sebastian869

windows 7 x64 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscer1 View Post
the lan has to be enabled to install the driver for it. same for audio. they should already be enabled by defualt in bios.
i get what ur saying but my question is is it better to disble them then once u install win is it better to install the driver first and enabel it in bios? or enable in bios then install the deiver?
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09 Nov 2015   #10
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

just leave bios alone keep the lan and other stuff enabled no need to disable them.
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