Besides the audio driver we also have to deal with motherboard drivers. Today when I do a clean install I have a short guide to remind me of the install order.
1. Current BIOS. This might have to wait till the OS is installed but it's up to date, reset and as few changes as possible to step 2.
2. Install Windows.
3. Install chipset (motherboard) drivers then audio, video and other drivers.
4. Install apps specific to this build.

There are usually no step-by-step instructions with most PCs. The industry has for decades assumed that only seasoned users and techs install from scratch.