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Windows 7: Is clean install still working?

29 Jun 2010   #11

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


I would not recommend messing with the BIOS right now since you are still new to this. One mistake and your motherboard could be turned into a useless paperweight. If everything runs fine after installing Windows 7 and all of your drivers, then you should be fine without updating your BIOS until you feel comfortable doing so later.

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29 Jun 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Yes, you will need to reinstall all of your programs and drivers after doing a clean (format) install. You can usually get the drivers for your version (32/64 bit) of Windows 7 at the device manufacturer's website on their support/download page.

Here are the drivers for what you have listed above. :)

MSI 870A-G54 drivers:
MSI Global Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Mainboard, Graphics and more

sapphire radeon hd 4670 (32-bit Windows 7):
Drivers & Support | GAME.AMD.COM

sapphire radeon hd 4670 (64-bit Windows 7):
Drivers & Support | GAME.AMD.COM
so download all of the drivers that are compatible with windows 7?
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29 Jun 2010   #13

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You would only want to download and install the Windows 7 drivers for the devices that you have installed or using on your computer.

For example, you wouldn't want to install the RAID drivers if you do not have your hard drives set up in RAID (it's not by default). Everything else looks ok to install though at your motherboard drivers download site.
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29 Jun 2010   #14
Microsoft MVP


The Win7 installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer drivers arriving quickly via optional Windows Update.

After that, any drivers missing in Device Manager can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for the specific device.
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