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Old 09-17-2005, 02:26 AM   #1
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Default Starting up new machine, have a few ???

Hello all! I am wondering about how to setup my new computer that I built. It's all done (pics soon) but how do I install all of the drivers, OS, and software that came with my hardware? What should I install first. XP? Do I just intall all of the hardware, then fire it up? HELP!
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Hardware inside the computer first then your O/S.
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When all of the parts are put together then first install XP. Once this is done istall all of ur hardware drivers (vid card, mobo etc) When this is done then just install all of the programs that u will be using, and try to get anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall installed quickly.
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then www.tweakxp.com go to performance tweaks and it will be faster and you can overclock it my Start Up time is like 11sec. :P
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Hardware, SATA drivers and RAID drivers (if applicable),XP Pro, Motherboard and Chipset Drivers, graphics card drivers, stabilize the system further in the BIOS, tweak the system, overclock if you want, tweak XP with stuff above (see above post), install software and games, ENJOY.
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Cool..Thanks!
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