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28 May 2015   #1

drivers/runtimes etc.

Hi. I no how to format windows 7 from DVD and install windows 7. I no the drivers for my mother board etc but is it best to install latest runtimes and Redistributables and even direct first be for installing motherboard/graphic card etc.

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28 May 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

- Backup user data
- Install chipset drivers for motherboard, and networking drivers
- Update Windows
- Create a backup image with Macrium free Imaging with free Macrium (recommended)
- Install the rest of the drivers
- Install your applications
- Install DirectX/Visual C++ Redist service packed versions *
- Fine tune/optimize/customize your OS installation
- Create another image with Macrium free (recommended)

* For 32-bit systems install only the x86 versions of VC Redist, for 64-bit systems install both the x86 and x64 versions.

It would be nice to know how others do it though.
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28 May 2015   #3
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