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Old 10-26-2005, 05:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default i just finished building my PC, but need HELP

i just finished building my PC, and put all the cars and drives in right place and i bought O/S (windows XP Pro) i jts wondring what proceders i have to take.
do i install my O/S first, or do i have to install anything before,like graphic card.

please tell me what procedure i should take.

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you have to install Graphic card into motherboard first before you can do anything


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Old 10-26-2005, 05:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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and then install OS, then the drivers
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Old 10-26-2005, 05:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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STEP 1 : Purchase/Collect The Components
STEP 2 : Remove Case Cover
STEP 3 : Case Preparation
STEP 4 : Configure Your Motherboard
STEP 5 : Install the CPU
STEP 6 : Install Heat Sink/Fan
STEP 7 : Install the Cache Module
STEP 8 : Install Memory
STEP 9 : Install the Motherboard
STEP 10 : Install the I/O Connectors & Mouse
STEP 11: Hook the Motherboard to the Case
STEP 12 : Install Floppy Drive
STEP 13 : Configure the Hard Drive & CD-ROM
STEP 14 : Mount Hard Drive
STEP 15 : Install the CD-ROM(s)
STEP 16 : Connect the Floppy Drive
STEP 17 : Connect the Hard Drive
STEP 18 : Connect the CD Drive(s)
STEP 19 : Install The Video Card
STEP 20 : Post-Assembly
STEP 21 : Initial Boot-Up
STEP 22 : Configure The BIOS
STEP 23 : Test The System
STEP 24 : Prepare the Hard Drive
STEP 25 : Install The CD-ROM Driver
STEP 26: Install The Operating System
STEP 27: Tweak Your Creation
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STEP 25 : Install The CD-ROM Driver
Hmm should do this itself when booting from cd-rom.

Think it loads the ol' oak technology driver if i remember correclty.
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All hardware, then software. If using silly SATA,you need the SATA driver to load Windows.

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