First Build coming need help for installing.

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Asus P6T Deluxe v2 Intel X58 (Socket 1366) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard 1 £191.29
Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping (SLBEJ) 2.66Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1366) - Retail + World In Conflict PC Game 1 £187.82
XFX GeForce GTX 275 896MB GDDR3 Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail 1 £153.90
Samsung T190 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor (LS19TWHSUV) 1 £109.99
Kingston HyperX 6GB (3x2GB) Intel XMP DDR3 12800C9 1600MHz Tri-Channel Kit (KHX12800D3K3/6GX) 1 £74.77
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (WD1001FALS) 1 £65.21
Corsair TX 650W ATX SLi Compliant Power Supply (CMPSU-650TXUK) 1 £64.34
Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 CPU Cooler (Socket LGA1366) 1 £50.43
Logitech Media Keyboard 600 (920-000031) 1 £16.51
Logitech MX 400 Performance Laser Mouse (931638-0914)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium OEM/OEI DSP - 64-bit Edition SP1 (PC DVD)"
Plextor PX-860SA - Disk drive - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - 20x/20x/12x - Serial ATA - internal - 5.25" - black, white"
Cooler Master Haf Rc-932 Case

Are these steps correct?
Install all Hardware
Boot check for errors etc..
Once booted go into bios to check if hard drive is seen.
Bit blurry from here need a way/tool to partion hd maybe can do in bios dunno.
Skip partion boot from cd/dvd drive with vista, install. Will vista show up the partion side of the hd? How do i install vista on the partion?
Install latest drivers/ maybe update motherboard bios

Ok, i get how to install all the hardware no probs ill just read the mobos manual and the parts manuals. Look at a few videos on youtube

But what the tricky part is installing the os.

I bought a oem window vista home premium 64bit, so do i need to partion the hd. How much?
What are the benefits.

How do i partion a hd without floppy drive
Any tools out their that i can use/recomend.

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  1. windows is a very secure operating system
  2. what has that got to do with any of my questions
  3. You don't need to partition the hardrive unless you want to run more than one operating system on the computer.

    Just go into the BIOS and set boot priority to the optical drive and insert the windows installation disc. Reboot the computer and then it should say something like "Press any key to boot from CD". Do that and then it will start loading all of the windows installation files then just follow the directions it gives you and you'll be all set.

    I think you are mistaking partition with format. During the windows installation you will be required to format your primary hardrive using the NTFS file system but you don't have to do that before you install windows.
  4. I think instead of "secure" he prolly meant "robust". Its hard to break - at this point, anyhow - you may have issues to resolve, but they won't likely occur because you did something wrong while doing a clean install.
  5. i havent done anything yet?
  6. What, all you want to do is install windows right? Just follow my above instructions.
  7. oem windows vista 64bit home premium
  8. So i dont have to format the HD before installing the OS. Wow things have changed
  9. With a new HDD, it will format it during the installation.
  10. You format the HD DURING the installation.
  11. you may have to create a partition before you format if it's a brand new Hdd. Just create one at the maximum space available
  12. will 30gb partion be enough for vista os 64bit?
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