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February 19, 2013 10:54:54 AM

Im on my first system build, so excuse me! I've decided not to install an optical drive, I've created a bootable windows 8 USB stick and getting close to finishing the hardware installation. I've suddenly realised that all my motherboard, graphics card drivers, utilities etc are on DVD, what would be the best option in your opinion?- rip the data from DVD onto memory stick, or get windows 8 running and maybe use the Gigabyte (GA-Z77X-UP5-TH) website to download the relevant data? Any help and input appreciated.

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February 19, 2013 11:08:26 AM

Downloading from the websites after you have Windows up and running would insure that you would have the latest drivers.
February 19, 2013 11:15:28 AM

Thanks, I was a bit unsure wether I could do that, being a first time builder, but your answer helps. Thx
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February 19, 2013 2:34:25 PM

It's possible that you might get into the "chicken and egg" scenario. In that you have to install drivers for the ethernet ports before you can get to the internet. How large is your flash drive? you could just copy all of the DVD to the flash, and use that to get the basic drivers needed. :( 

Good Luck!








EDIT: !@#$%^& typos! :cry: 
February 19, 2013 3:32:43 PM

clarkjd said:
It's possible that you might get into the "chicken and egg" scenario. In that you have to install drivers for the ethernet ports before you can get to the internet. How large is your flash drive? you could just copy all of the DVD to the flash, and use that to get the basic drivers needed. :( 

Good Luck!
EDIT: !@#$%^& typos! :cry: 


Hi, I'm determined not to install an optical drive but suppose I could borrow one for the installation if need be.. I do have a working laptop which I suppose could be used to install the drivers via USB stick. But yeah it is typical chicken and egg! Thx again pal.
February 19, 2013 3:53:15 PM

Sorry forgot to mention USB stick is 32gb
February 20, 2013 11:23:46 AM

Embossa said:
Sorry forgot to mention USB stick is 32gb

That should be sufficient. DVD's only hold about 4GB total anyway.
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