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XP Pro Install On New HDD & Chipset Installation

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by masica, Oct 13, 2008.

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  1. masica

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    Kind of a dumb question maybe, but here goes. I'm going to replace the HDD on my PC and do a new/clean install of XP Pro + SP3. I know the general procedure about setting the BIOS to boot from the CD, letting the install proceed, etc.

    So, at what point do/should the motherboard chipset drivers be installed? Doesn't the new HDD have to be partitioned and formatted first and doesn't the XP Pro install procedure do that? Would I have to let the OS be fully installed before installing the chipset drivers?

    Please clear this up for me.
     
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  3. masica

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    Okay, thanks for the link. From what I read, after the OS installs and basic device drivers are installed, I install the chipset drivers from my mobo CD or a file I previously downloaded.

    Then, I install all the other devices; video card, sound, printer, etc.

    Oh, I have a fun weekend ahead of me...
     
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    Yes and good luck.
     
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