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Installing Win 7 Pro on new computer

Hi all! My new computer arrives this week. I already have the OS - Windows 7 Pro - so I should be getting a blank hard drive.
As I'll be installing Windows myself, just checking to see if I'm likely to encounter any problems. Any and all advice greatly appreciated.

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Make Sure You Get All The Hardware Drivers Before Installing

If you get a blank hard drive, and you install Windows 7 per the instructions in the link below, immediately afterward you'll need to install all the drivers for each type of hardware.. That includes the motherboard/chipset driver, graphics, video, ethernet, wireless (if it has such), the touchpad driver (if it's a laptop), the card reader driver (if it has such), plus any other drivers I can't think of at the moment. Frequently, then computer makers will include such drivers, but they might not.. Check to be sure.

Once that's done, install Service Pack 1 and all the Windows Updates.....then you'll need to install any program you want to have on the computer.. Windows doesn't included such..

Hope this helps.


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Thanks Grif, that's exactly what I needed. The computer arrives in a couple of hours. Should be an interesting day.


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so far, so good

All went well. My only query for the moment is the mini disk "1394 driver" which didn't do anything when I loaded it. The computer seems to be working great for now though so not really sure what it's for?

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Re: disk

What exactly do you mean with "loading a disk"?
What are the files and folders in the root folder of that disk?


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Do you mean mini disk or mini port?

1394 is a firewire designation. Do you have an external drive connected that uses firewire? I'd say it's best, during an initial installation, to leave any and all external devices detached.

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