Solved HELP! New SSD - Want clean install of windows 7 - lost motherboard disk Tags: SSD Clean Install Motherboards Windows 7 Last response: November 21, 2013 2:00 PM in Motherboards Share ribald86 November 21, 2013 1:52:27 PM Hello all, I've been saving my pennies and am ready to upgrade from a 5800 rpm 2tb hdd to a 1tb ssd. However, I lost my ASUS motherboard driver disk. I went to the website and am a bit concerned as I can't recall what I need to install. http://www.asus.com/ROG_ROG/MAXIMUS_IV_EXTREMEZ/#suppor... Under Drivers and Tools, selecting Windows 7 as a OS, what items do I need to download? I'm concerned by the number of them as I'm uncertain if there is an install order or not. Please help and give my dumb ass advice More about : ssd clean install windows lost motherboard disk Reply to ribald86 Supahos a b V Motherboard November 21, 2013 1:56:56 PM There is no specific install order. Things you'll need for sure... Chipset,audio,vga,lan,usb,sata,bluetooth. I would do chipset first as it makes most things run faster. Reply to Supahos corroded November 21, 2013 1:58:06 PM you should not need anything.... The OS will do most of it. Are you cloning down to the 1 TB or just loading the OS fresh? Is the Bios set to AHCI? If getting driver from MOBo mfg, always get newest... Reply to corroded Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution danny2000 a b V Motherboard a b $ Windows 7 November 21, 2013 2:00:41 PM Before you do a clean install, make sure that inside the bios, that you've set the hard drive controller to use AHCI instead of IDE mode. Also, the first drivers to load once Windows is installed are the chipset drivers and the ME drivers (they are both in the same section, but install the chipset one first.) Reply to danny2000 Ask the community Post an answer Related resources : ForumSolvedInstalling new Motherboard, new SSD and clean install new windows-7 on old windows xp computer ForumSolvedplease help new ssd, new hdd, clean install (want to save bf4) ForumSolvedwindows 8 "clean" install on a new SSD, using windows 7 from recovery disc ForumSolvedNew SSD Windows 7 clean install -- what about the other programs? ForumSolvedBlack screen when clean installing windows 7 on new SSD ForumSolvedInstalling (clean) Windows-7 to new SSD. How to do? ForumNeed help with instalation of Windows 7 on my new SSD disk. ForumDisk 0 unallocated space total size: 0.0 free space: 0.0 Windows 7 Clean Install Help ForumClean windows 7 install on a new SSD ForumSolvedWindows 8 Laptop, new hard drive. Clean windows 8 or 7 install. Help! ForumSolvedGot new ssd, want to do clean install of OS, what is the best method to do that? ForumSolvedJust got SSD. Want to do clean install, but already used W7 OEM on HDD? ForumNew laptop clean install windows 8 to SSD help! ForumHow to clean install windows 7 on a new ssd if its already on old ssd and you do ForumSolvedClean install with windows 8.1 oem disc on new ssd before formatting old hdd ForumClean install of Windows 7 on new SSD ForumI lost my second 500gb D Drive after reinstalling windows 7, with a clean install ForumSolvedInstalling window 7 using upgrade disk on New SSD? ForumSolvedclean win 7/8 install on ssd (new build) ForumSolvedSamsung SSD 840 Pro : Clean install Windows 7 or Windows 8.1? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !