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Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by pepper, Nov 22, 2002.

  1. pepper

    pepper Guest

    First time putting together a computer,do I just let Xp install everything or need to install the drivers for the motherbroad first or after ?I have a Gigabyte Ga 8irxp ,but no install CD,there are so many different drivers from the gigabyte website, which one will i need to install,and in what orders?any other suggestions are welcome.Thanks
     
  2. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Put it together

    And after that update all your drivers ....without the os in place you will have a harder time trying to do much of anything ..set up your system be sure to take your time and double check your work.... after its booted up and you have an internet connection then you need to get all the driver updates possible ....and of course all the updates from windows updates ..... with gigabyte you will find its nice to use easy tune4 and the live bios update if thats available for your board .......;)
     
  3. BonyTony

    BonyTony Moderator

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    After you have taken your time doing what Kermit said go here http://tw.giga-byte.com/support/support.htm and download your drivers from the mother board drivers tab then just use the drop down menus provided to find your motherboard(which is listed i checked)and do what it says....it is fairly straight forward,then as long as you can get online you can always ask for advice on here:p
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    okay, after it's all put together, the first thing you need to do is install xp. then install drivers and everything. drivers can't be installed without an operating system in place.
     
  5. BonyTony

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    Really:D you learn something everyday in here:p

    You can try to put drivers in before operating system...but i bet my wife you wont get them to work.
     
  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I bet your wife he won't get them in. :p
     
  7. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    err if your gonna be trading your wife go to the trading post forum its in the wrong section. lol
     
  8. pepper

    pepper Guest

    Thx everyone I got it going now!

    But the boot drv is on Ide1<ata100> try to switch to Ide3<ata133>window do not boot<the drv supports ata133>,something about installing a driver first,but I dont want to reinstall window.any ideas?
     
  9. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    soz dont understand can you simplify
     
  10. Taurus

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  11. pepper

    pepper Guest

    Thanks!!!