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Windows 7: WhiteBox Question

22 Jul 2010   #1
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
WhiteBox Question

Hey again. I'm getting a whitebox for my new system, as I already have a legit copy of windows 7 ultimate.
Is there any other issues I should know about when it comes to a whitebox?
Do I have to install all drivers for everything then?
I mean BIOS and all?


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22 Jul 2010   #2
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

It will have a BIOS, whether it's the latest one is another question.

If you're getting a new system with no OS, then you will have to install everything - drivers and all.
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22 Jul 2010   #3
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is it worth it then?
I mean it saves me 250$
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22 Jul 2010   #4
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

For $250 bucks I would come over to your house and gladly spend a couple hours setting it up for you.

Yes, it's worth it.

(You have to pay my travel expenses, too.)
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22 Jul 2010   #5
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Haha I have done a clean install of windows before, when i went from xp to vista.
I formatted the drive when I installed back then, so this is gonna be pretty much the same as that right?
I remember getting the network, sound, graphics drivers and BIOS, but not much more.
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22 Jul 2010   #6
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hawkin90 View Post
Haha I have done a clean install of windows before, when i went from xp to vista.
I formatted the drive when I installed back then, so this is gonna be pretty much the same as that right?
Exactly the same.

Usually the hardest part of any clean install is getting your data (documents, pictures, music, saved games, etc) plugged back in to the right places. Installing all your programs takes some time, too.


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I remember getting the network, sound, graphics drivers and BIOS, but not much more.
Don't forget the Chipset drivers. I'd do that one first.

As far as that goes, with the possible exception of the video card, the drivers Win7 will install for you usually are quite serviceable.
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23 Jul 2010   #7
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

As far as the drivers Microsoft spent a lot of money to make sure most companies prepared drivers for Windows Seven, you'll most likely find Windows will install most of the drivers needed to get your system up and running,the only driver I needed to install was for my TV tuner card , but then I of course updated my chipset and video card drivers.
For any others just go to the manufacturers site and download them. If you have any trouble finding them we're hear to help.
As far as the bios I would be really surpized to find out your MB didn't come with one.
I think you'll find setting it up to be a lot easier than you think. Fabe Oh forgot Ihad to install my Audigy 2zs drivers as well.
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23 Jul 2010   #8
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for help guys
Will let you know if I encounter any problems!
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23 Jul 2010   #9
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just a suggestion that would be better for you.
You already have a thread running about what you are buying why not keep it all together where we can advise if the parts etc will cause problems with your install.
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23 Jul 2010   #10
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sure, sorry for that. It just came to mind and I posted before thinking too much.
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