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Windows 7: Install question

21 Sep 2009   #1

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Install question

When it comes to hardware that requires drivers, is it best to install the drivers before you put in the hardware into a PC?


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21 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

It depends upon the hardware in question. More often than not you install the hardware first and then the driver(s), but refer to the manufacturers instructions.
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