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October 5, 2010 8:35:57 AM

Hey guys, I'm going to be building a new computer and I need some tips on what to do after it's built, software wise.

This is the order I have came up with so far:

1) Boot new computer
2) go into BIOS and make sure all hardware is detected
3) Set CD drive to boot first ( to be switched back later )
4) Put in OS CD in CD drive
5) Save BIOS settings and restart computer
6) Install windows

Now my question is what do I do next after I install windows. Since It's a new system there's going to be lots of updates for me to do. Do I install my windows updates / virus scanner first, install my motherboard drivers second, and then installing my video card drivers third? Also when I updated the motherboard drivers , is that updating my BIOS or is that a separate update? I've been also told to not use the cd drivers that come with my motherboard and video card. And that I should go to the manufactures site instead for the latest driver updates.

Tips are appreciated!! If someone could even give me their routine that would be wonderful

Thank you!!

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October 5, 2010 9:50:37 AM

New system:
Have current antivirus and firewall software on hand.
Install OS.
Boot to Windows.
Install chipset drivers from motherboard disk.
Install video driver and any other device driver such as printer.
Install antivirus and firewall.
Now go online and download updates.

Do not go online without antivirus and firewall software installed.
October 5, 2010 2:43:33 PM

Is this alright too? I figured I would install the video drivers after the anti-virus software because I would be going online to update those unlike the motherboard drivers? Since you mentioned I'm not supposed to go online until the anti-virus is setup?



1) Boot new computer
2) go into BIOS and make sure all hardware is detected
3) Set CD drive to boot first ( to be switched back later )
4) Put in OS CD in CD drive
5) Save BIOS settings and restart computer
6) Install windows
7) use disk from mobo to update drivers
8) install antivirus software
9) instal video drivers
10) windows updates
11) enjoy
!