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Windows 7: Where to start.....

09 Nov 2009   #1
RudeDawg

Windows 7 Ultimate/ Windows XP Professional
 
 
Where to start.....

I will be installing Windows 7 Ultimate on a brand new machine with unformatted SATA hard drives. Do I install my motherboard drivers forst then Windows 7 or Windows 7 furst, then motherboard drivers?


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09 Nov 2009   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Windows 7 installer is driver-complete. Whatever it doesn't provide will be in the first Windows Updates.

That said, study your chipset drivers carefully to compare with the ones Win7 provides. I have yet to find better in about six dozen installs.

MS developed 7 drivers in partnership at Windows Hardware Quality Labs which they largely funded, so they have the drivers as soon as the manufacturers.
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09 Nov 2009   #3
RudeDawg

Windows 7 Ultimate/ Windows XP Professional
 
 

Thanx Greg! Hopefully my next post will be from my new rig! Have a great night!
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09 Nov 2009   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Enjoy the ride.

I personally would format first.
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10 Nov 2009   #5
RudeDawg

Windows 7 Ultimate/ Windows XP Professional
 
 

Tried that...........before I knew it Windows was loading files, then expanding files.... etc. Think I'll let it run for a while so I can get used to 7, then I'll reformat and do a better reinstall including partitions and such. All seems to have gone well so far though. I am posting from my new rig!
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10 Nov 2009   #6
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Glad to hear you got Win7 installed.

You can partition with Disk Management, check the tutorial Partition or Volume - Create New.

If it isn't doing what you want, you can try the free program Partition Wizard. It has more capabilities and is a good partition program.

Let us know if you have any questions.
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