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Building my first rig

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June 9, 2010 7:13:36 PM

Hey guys, I just received all my parts and thanks a ton to those who have helped. Big shout out to WR2 for help with my build.

Now that I`ve got all my parts, I was jsut curious about something.

Nowadays do comptuers recognize dvd drives and mouse and keyboard before installing the OS or anything? I remember back in the day a pc would not recognize the cd rom and you would boot with a floppy or something. How are things today?

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June 9, 2010 9:27:52 PM

yeah they will (at least in the case of USB, not sure about ps/2). cd player will be recognizd as well
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June 9, 2010 9:31:57 PM

Hmm yeah you're thinking like circa 1997? Now everything is recognized...usb keyboards, .. dvd drives ... what else?
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June 10, 2010 10:05:13 AM

Yes. Most devices work the the generic Windows drivers (otherwise, how could you configure a video card?). Then after you are in Windows, you install the "real" factory drivers that give you more features.

You can still boot a modern PC with floppies. It just takes six or so.
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