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Windows 7: At what point can I re-install my hardware?

18 Nov 2009   #1
patric

Windows 7 Home Premium - Retail
 
 
At what point can I re-install my hardware?

I was having problems with my i7 system freezing during installation. After reading through these forums I removed 2 sticks of RAM, my sound card, and my wireless PCI adapter and both of my WD hard drives. Everything's working now!

My question is at what point should I start reinstalling my hardware? Should I install my mobo drivers first?

Can I also add everything back in at once now?

By the way, these forums seem really helpful! I'm looking forward to browsing through the different forums here!


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18 Nov 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patric View Post
I was having problems with my i7 system freezing during installation. After reading through these forums I removed 2 sticks of RAM, my sound card, and my wireless PCI adapter and both of my WD hard drives. Everything's working now!

My question is at what point should I start reinstalling my hardware? Should I install my mobo drivers first?

Can I also add everything back in at once now?

By the way, these forums seem really helpful! I'm looking forward to browsing through the different forums here!
Go ahead and attempt to add everything back and see how the system responds...

If nothing bad happens than start installing specific drivers for the devices and enjoy your computer...if issues arrise post back and lets work them out together...
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18 Nov 2009   #3
gregrocker

 

The drivers provided by the Windows 7 installer should be current. More recent ones will arrive via Windows Updates. I haven't had to download any mobo drivers so far in about 6 dozen installations. MS funded a partnership with all the major manufacturers called Windows Hardware Quality Labs to develop Win7 drivers, so they have them all, except for the most specialized hdw.
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18 Nov 2009   #4
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The drivers provided by the Windows 7 installer should be current. More recent ones will arrive via Windows Updates. I haven't had to download any mobo drivers so far in about 6 dozen installations. MS funded a partnership with all the major manufacturers called Windows Hardware Quality Labs to develop Win7 drivers, so they have them all, except for the most specialized hdw.
That is what is supposed to happen but it never hurts to check to see if the manufactre was holding out on Windows Update...
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18 Nov 2009   #5
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The drivers provided by the Windows 7 installer should be current. More recent ones will arrive via Windows Updates. I haven't had to download any mobo drivers so far in about 6 dozen installations. MS funded a partnership with all the major manufacturers called Windows Hardware Quality Labs to develop Win7 drivers, so they have them all, except for the most specialized hdw.
That is what is supposed to happen but it never hurts to check to see if the manufactre was holding out on Windows Update...
Yes, compare first. Or you may end up with old mobo drivers.
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