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Reinstalling windows 7, heed help with drivers!

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December 29, 2012 6:15:35 PM

okay so ive got a hdd thats never been used, and my old copy of windows was oem, but i changed the mobo. so im getting a new windows 7 and using the new 'old' hard drive. i need to know what order to install things, right now im gonna use the disk for the mobo chipset drivers and then get the gpu drivers from the website after this. after this i will install any windows updates then get my antivirus. is there anything else i need to know like installing dx11 or will that go with the windows updates?

basicly i need to know what my plan is right now, is there anything else needs to be done?
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December 29, 2012 6:23:30 PM

Hi :) 

Wrong order...

Anti Virus BEFORE you get anything on the net...

All the best Brett :) 
December 29, 2012 6:24:59 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Wrong order...

Anti Virus BEFORE you get anything on the net...

All the best Brett :) 

why, i wont be browsing just going straight the the gpu manufactures website

edit-what i said sounds like an insult, its just a question.
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December 29, 2012 6:27:23 PM

japet7823 said:
why, i wont be browsing just going straight the the gpu manufactures website



Hi :) 

Lol, i fix viruses every day in my shops... the number of times I have heard things like that, when customers come in WITH VIRUSES...

All the best Brett :) 
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December 29, 2012 6:28:50 PM

japet7823 said:
why, i wont be browsing just going straight the the gpu manufactures website


Doesn't matter. Even though you will only be going to get your video drivers, there are viruses/trojans out there designed to look for open ports. I would recommend downloading the necessary drivers (motherboard, chipset, NIC) from a different computer if possible and then install AV on this one and then download the rest of your drivers.
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December 29, 2012 6:29:10 PM

Hi :) 

Just to add its only advice, you don't have to take it :) 

All the best Brett :) 
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December 29, 2012 6:30:47 PM

japet7823 said:
why, i wont be browsing just going straight the the gpu manufactures website

edit-what i said sounds like an insult, its just a question.


We're used to it. :) 

Seriously though, AV before going online....don't even plug the cable in yet.
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December 29, 2012 6:33:33 PM

hello... my order is 1) Windows 2) chipset 3) modem/network 4) GPU 5) Audio 6) Windows Critical Updates 7) Anti Virus.

Why would you not use your OEM Windows product? you own it...
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December 29, 2012 6:35:31 PM

Ironsounds said:
hello... my order is 1) Windows 2) chipset 3) modem/network 4) GPU 5) Audio 6) Windows Critical Updates 7) Anti Virus.

Why would you not use your OEM Windows product? you own it...


He has changed the motherboard (in his first thread) and if you install anti-virus last, you will be back here asking for help in removing the virus you got while downloading everything else.
December 29, 2012 6:54:39 PM

hedwar2011 said:
We're used to it. :) 

Seriously though, AV before going online....don't even plug the cable in yet.

so how do i install av without internet?
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December 29, 2012 6:57:52 PM

japet7823 said:
so how do i install av without internet?


Go buy one from a store, or download Microsoft Security Essentials from a different computer. It ain't the best but it will keep you protected while you are downloading your other stuff on this machine.

:pt1cable:  :pt1cable: 
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December 29, 2012 6:58:22 PM

japet7823 said:
so how do i install av without internet?



Hi :) 

Download it from another machine or buy a disc...

All the best Brett :) 
a b $ Windows 7
December 29, 2012 7:51:55 PM

Why would you not use your OEM Windows... do you not have a product code? or... need a different version?

pre- download all needed drivers onto a USB drive for install with out the internet...
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