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Windows 7: Questions Regarding upcoming re-install

10 Jan 2011   #11
Microsoft MVP


Use the drivers given by the Win7 installer, and then quickly updated via optional Windows Updates. I would not change them unless there is a performance reason or a driver is missing in Device manager.

Enable hardware driver updating after install, as well: Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware

Tips for gettting a purrfect install based on hundreds done here: re-install windows 7

I agree with everything said here about BIOS updates however from my experience updating from Windows is actually a safer method than flashing from stick or disk.

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10 Jan 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 bit

Thanks for the advice. I have used the ez flash method before for my motherboard when I first built my system I flashed the bios and it was fine. I currently have all windows drivers installed and up to date and all recommended drivers are up to date as well.

Everything is pretty much like a swiss watch when it comes to the performance of my system I just wanted some updates to the drivers on the motherboard to perhaps tweak a bit but all is good. Thanks Very Much for the advice. It's nice to get some friendly encouragement once in a while from someone that knows a hell of a lot more than me.


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10 Jan 2011   #13
Microsoft MVP


We're glad to help. Come back any time.
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11 Jan 2011   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Yes glad we could help and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
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11 Jan 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 bit

No Problem. I will definitely do that. I actually just did a firmware update on my vertex 2 ssd yesterday. It went ok. I did get a weird notification oupon reboot that advised something about "no boot media on pen drive"...something to that effect. It was a little harrowing at first but then I entered F4 I think it was and I was able to reinitialize the drive to boot and then I entered the bios and reset the V2 to boot and then when my win 7 screen appeared it had finished installing the updated drivers. Everything works like a charm. U gotta love computers...there is so much to learn it just never ends.

I can't wait to install the 60gb ssd I have this week. Gaming is gonna be wicked fast.

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