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April 7, 2004 9:17:56 AM

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I have the parts. Do I want to attach all cards and peripherals before or
after loading XP?

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Anonymous
April 7, 2004 4:40:01 PM

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Is your question a late April Fool's joke? ... Ben Myers

On Wed, 7 Apr 2004 05:17:56 -0700, "Tim" <Tim@XHemplemans.com> wrote:

>I have the parts. Do I want to attach all cards and peripherals before or
>after loading XP?
>
>
Anonymous
April 7, 2004 6:21:31 PM

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<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:4073f67d.1074085@news.charter.net...
> Is your question a late April Fool's joke? ... Ben Myers
>
> On Wed, 7 Apr 2004 05:17:56 -0700, "Tim" <Tim@XHemplemans.com> wrote:
>
> >I have the parts. Do I want to attach all cards and peripherals before or
> >after loading XP?
> >
> >
> Hello:
What I ususally do and what some experts recommend,
is that you only install the cards that need to be there for the machine to
run, before loading xp. This way, if there are any problems in the
installation of o.s. the possible source problems will be less.
Even in some of the "computer magazines" they say to not even
install modems, nic cards, sound cards, attach any periphials except monitor
etc.
Hope this helps.

Much regards
Jerry
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April 7, 2004 11:50:58 PM

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No! I've never done this with a new Mboard and cpu. I've been playing with
some old hdd's, loading XP, and the first thing it wants to do is check for
driver updates. Soooo, I wondered if I should attach everything and let it!

<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
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> Is your question a late April Fool's joke? ... Ben Myers
>
Anonymous
April 8, 2004 4:03:06 AM

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Do not connect any USB or firewire devices. Connect everything internal,
install XP, then the chipset drivers, and then SP1. Patch XP with the
msblaster patch, go online and complete the patches (it helps to have
broadband, as with all XP patches including SP1, you'll be over 100 MBytes
to download).



"Tim" <Tim@XHemplemans.com> wrote in message
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> I have the parts. Do I want to attach all cards and peripherals before or
> after loading XP?
>
>
Anonymous
April 8, 2004 8:30:55 AM

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Check for updates. If you have a version of XP that requires product
activition, activating the product effectively makes the current hardware
configuration (more or less) the only valid one for the product's Certificate of
Authentication.

The automated Windows check for updates works only for the peripherals currently
attached to the computer. And it checks for the need to install all the needed
critical fixes, security patches, and other updates. As Edward Neth stated, if
you are using dialup, plan to spend a long time getting the updates done. For
the most part, devices like printers, scanners, USB card readers and the like
are not part of Microsoft's Windows update process, over 90% of which is usually
concerned with patching up Microsoft's own software mess... Ben Myers

On Wed, 7 Apr 2004 19:50:58 -0700, "Tim" <Tim@XHemplemans.com> wrote:

>No! I've never done this with a new Mboard and cpu. I've been playing with
>some old hdd's, loading XP, and the first thing it wants to do is check for
>driver updates. Soooo, I wondered if I should attach everything and let it!
>
><ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
>news:4073f67d.1074085@news.charter.net...
>> Is your question a late April Fool's joke? ... Ben Myers
>>
>
>
April 8, 2004 9:27:38 AM

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I have sp1a on disk, which I'll merge to XP later today. I'm still waiting
for MS to deliver my patch cd.
<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:4074d456.38025113@news.charter.net...
> Check for updates. If you have a version of XP that requires product
> activition, activating the product effectively makes the current hardware
> configuration (more or less) the only valid one for the product's
Certificate of
> Authentication.
>
> The automated Windows check for updates works only for the peripherals
currently
> attached to the computer. And it checks for the need to install all the
needed
> critical fixes, security patches, and other updates. As Edward Neth
stated, if
> you are using dialup, plan to spend a long time getting the updates done.
For
> the most part, devices like printers, scanners, USB card readers and the
like
> are not part of Microsoft's Windows update process, over 90% of which is
usually
> concerned with patching up Microsoft's own software mess... Ben Myers
>
> On Wed, 7 Apr 2004 19:50:58 -0700, "Tim" <Tim@XHemplemans.com> wrote:
>
> >No! I've never done this with a new Mboard and cpu. I've been playing
with
> >some old hdd's, loading XP, and the first thing it wants to do is check
for
> >driver updates. Soooo, I wondered if I should attach everything and let
it!
> >
> ><ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
> >news:4073f67d.1074085@news.charter.net...
> >> Is your question a late April Fool's joke? ... Ben Myers
> >>
> >
> >
>
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