Win 7 and peripherals Tags: Peripherals Connection Clean Install Windows 7 Last response: February 8, 2010 12:28 PM in Windows 7 Share ticktekk February 7, 2010 11:46:13 PM Hi evereybody, my first post. Should I disconnect all my peripherals before doing a clean install of win 7? Scanner, printer, modem etc. More about : win peripherals aford10 a b $ Windows 7 February 8, 2010 12:25:54 AM It's not necessary. They aren't even recognized until you turn them on. Just having them plugged in won't make a difference during the install. m 0 l das_stig a b $ Windows 7 February 8, 2010 12:20:01 PM I always do, just incase a failed driver install cause the Win7 install to go fubar. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer number13 a b $ Windows 7 February 8, 2010 12:28:01 PM during the installation, Windows copies all the necessary files for the motherboard and hardware in the computer, stuff outside the case, if it's off, can't be seen, and most of it requires drivers to be used m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Why do none of my peripheral programs function properly win7? Forum BLUETOOTH PERIPHERAL DEVICE DRIVER FOR win7 32 bit LENOVO 3000 N200 0769 BYG MO Forum Can peripherals cause a Stop code 124 in Windows 7? Forum MSI 870a-g54, Windows 7 x64, random shutdowns, all peripherals shut off but fans go full blast Forum Gigabyte motherboard recognize only 7 peripherals Forum Windows 7 start up problems it restarts after mentioning ide peripherals Forum SolvedWin 7 32bit or 64bit? Forum SolvedWin7 + AMD 970 = HDD's lost after sleep Forum Solvedgaming: win8.1 or win7 Forum SolvedHow can I switch back to my old HDD that has win 7 on it? Forum SolvedCan I boot and run my Win7 OS drive from an external HDD? Forum SolvedTwo missing HDD in Win7 64bit Forum SolvedFormatted my hard drive, now I have to reinstall Win7 pro Forum SolvedDual Boot Win7 and Win8 Forum SolvedWin7 Home Premium no longer entering sleep mode Forum SolvedGA-970A-UD3P gets "No Signal" for initial win7 install from USB Forum SolvedInstalling Win 7 on a BLANK hard drive that HAD Win 8 Forum SolvedUpgrading from win7 to win 8.1 Forum SolvedNeed help installing Win7 to my slave HDD Forum SolvedGraphics card memory changed after upgrading to 64 bit Win7 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !