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December 4, 2013 12:05:14 AM

Got a new gigabyte motherboard and I put it in and install windows 7 from a usb flash drive and I'm trying to figure out how I install the operation system for it before I install my mobo drivers. Any takers?
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December 4, 2013 12:08:39 AM

if you can get into the bios, make the USB drive the boot drive. If that doesnt work sometimes hitting F8 or F9 while booting (assuming there is not Windows intsalled) will let you choose which drive to choose from. Choose the USB. Try the above with every available USB slot until it detects/installs windows. Then you can update the BIOS driver. Generally speaking it would be wise to post your motherboard model.
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December 4, 2013 12:13:07 AM

the motherboard drivers (old) will be on the mb cd. most version of windows now (7/8) will install fine with the drivers on the windows install. after the first reboot when you get into windows that you use the mb driver cd to install the mb chipset drivers/sound/network drivers then reboot and get online and download the newest drivers.
some people use a "slipstream program" to make an updated windows 7/8 iso image. they use another pc and put the iso image and the main service packs and drivers into a new iso image then use the windows iso to usb tool to make a new usb boot stick.
with older os like xp on newer hardware expand the drivers onto a usb stick. when xp starts have the usb stick plugged in hit the f6 key to install custom drivers.
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December 4, 2013 12:14:08 AM

My gigabyte mother board is a gigabyte Z87X-UD4H. Are you saying I need to set the usb as my first priority boot? And would I need to reinstall windows again to get that right?
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December 4, 2013 12:20:48 AM

rizzl said:
My gigabyte mother board is a gigabyte Z87X-UD4H. Are you saying I need to set the usb as my first priority boot? And would I need to reinstall windows again to get that right?


is windows installed or not? what exactly is the goal here lol, and why cant we achieve it
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December 4, 2013 12:27:13 AM

Windows is installed and the goal is to install the operating system before installing the motherboard disk drivers. I had an attempt to install the drivers after windows 7 was installed and restarted the pc and it blue screened when it would try and load up windows. It starts to work again when I reinstall windows again. (Not sure on why its not working)
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a c 478 V Motherboard
December 4, 2013 12:35:36 AM

in the mb bios set your ram to xmp profile. make sure the sata chipset set to achi mode.
install windows...
from this downlaod web page.
http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4...
install the intel inf drivers first then reboot.
if windows reboots fine instal the intel mei drivers then reboot.
install the relteak audio drivers ...reboot and when back into windows put in an audio cd see if the sound is working.
install the intel network drivers...reboot if you dont lock up...
install install sata drivers and rapid storage driver.
reboot if no look up then install the intel gpu drivers if your using the onboard video if not install the gpu drivers and reboot. on reboot if the bios logo shows up and then your screen blanks out...your mb falling over to the onboard video go into the bios set the primany display from auto to peg/pci. on the mb you have two sets of sata ports make sure your on the intel sata ports and not on the third party ports
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