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Order of operations to upgrade Motherboard and CPU?

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April 6, 2013 1:58:19 PM

Today I ordered my new motherboard and CPU in which I will hopefully be receiving on Monday, but I want to be sure now exactly what I have to do.

Bare in mind, I am doing a fresh install of windows (NOTHING left behind) so I will need to install the drivers of EVERYTHING.

I know most of the steps, but I am not sure of all of them and what order I do them in.

Obviously I don't need to uninstall any drivers, as the windows install is fresh.

So I replace the mobo and cpu, then install windows from the boot dvd I am guessing.

Now, what order should I install the drivers in?

Basically, that is all I need to know, an ordered list of what drivers I should install, thanks.

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April 6, 2013 2:09:46 PM

1. Install all hardware.
2. Install Windows.
3. Change it so that Windows can't install drivers on its own.
4. Pop in mobo drivers disk.
5. Install mobo drivers.
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April 6, 2013 2:23:14 PM

ihog said:
1. Install all hardware.
2. Install Windows.
3. Change it so that Windows can't install drivers on its own.
4. Pop in mobo drivers disk.
5. Install mobo drivers.



Is it really this simple?

I looked through all the list of things on Device Manager, and was stumped on things such as ATI I/O Communications Bus PCI or something like that, it was a System Device. Are all them things and other system devices installed on the mobo disk or do windows install them for me?

Thanks for your reply, by the way.

EDIT: Do the mobo disks come with the chipset drivers too? I guess so, but just got to be sure.
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