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In what order are drivers installed on a new pc?

#1Snack_StixPosted 6/17/2012 11:34:45 PM
About to buil my second ever gaming desktop. It's been 7 years or so since the last one so I can't recall much.

Anyway once it's all built plugged in and turned on, windows installed , etc, what's the order I should start installing drivers? Gpu? Mobo? Onboard sound? Etc. I remember what my desktop looked like without any drivers, basic as heck. So what's the process from here? Thank you.
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#2thaandieselPosted 6/18/2012 12:09:20 AM
chipset, gpu, sound, everything else.
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#3SmoboHashPosted 6/18/2012 1:52:45 AM
I just do chipset - network - download latest versions of everything else and install whatever downloads fastest.
#4Elite_199Posted 6/18/2012 2:46:15 AM(edited)
Network is all you need.

The rest can be downloaded when you connect to the internet. Order doesn't matter, you're worrying too much aren't you =P
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#5FoxtheSlyPosted 6/18/2012 5:27:22 AM
It depends on the computer. Whether it's a custom build or a laptop or whatever. Usually though, I do chipset, network (if necessary), gpu, audio, network (if a generic driver is used initially), etc.
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#6superdarkshadowPosted 6/18/2012 5:47:39 AM
I install the network driver manually if it doesn't work out of the box, then let Windows Update do the rest.

Afterwards I check if the GPU drivers are the newest versions, and if they're not I install the newer versions from Nvidia/AMD/Intel.

Very rarely do I need to install drivers manually, Windows Update works very well.
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#7DragnfyrPosted 6/18/2012 6:59:54 AM
superdarkshadow posted...
I install the network driver manually if it doesn't work out of the box, then let Windows Update do the rest.

Afterwards I check if the GPU drivers are the newest versions, and if they're not I install the newer versions from Nvidia/AMD/Intel.

Very rarely do I need to install drivers manually, Windows Update works very well.


This is what I do.
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