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Why remove PC cards when reinstalling a OS

In another section there was an entry that stated:
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by castingRod47 - 11/25/06 1:52 AM
In reply to: Some suggestions.. by castingRod47

When doing a OS Re-Install..
Remove the PCI-cards..
and then re-install them last.

And I am curious as why this would this would help when installing a OS

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It's this simple.

In reply to: Why remove PC cards when reinstalling a OS

Let's say that I have some USB device plugged in and the procedure to install it proper is to install drivers then plug it in. As you can tell, with it plugged in, during the OS install we will end up with the wrong procedure.

Microsoft does NOT include drivers on their OS so it's up to you (the installer) to determine how to install the OS on your hardware. Not Microsoft's job.


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Video, audio and ethernet cards are what I thought it meant

In reply to: It's this simple.

Anything else particularly USB cards and devices I knew required drivers and would have to be done separately
Because I ran across this is a Virus discussion thread I thought maybe virus's and such might have some way of hiding in a pci cards and the reason for my question

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