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Old 07-27-2009, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default what to install when u wipe ur HD

hey i just wiped my HD, cause I had a virus, so now what is the 1st thing i should install, the 1st thing i installed was a USB network adapter so i could go online. now i need all my drivers, like for my graphics card, and monitor, so i downloaded this thing called Driver Detective, which automatically scans my computer and downloads and installs all the drivers, I know i also have to install vista SP1, and .NET FRAMEWORK(the latest one) anything else im forgetting?
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:29 PM   #2
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I usually install the OS service packs and updates first. Then I install the motherboard chipset drivers, video card drivers, then any other needed drivers.
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:32 PM   #3
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Check with the manufacturer of your hardware for the best drivers. Usually drivers are avalible for the motherboard, video display adapter, and any other add on cards or hardware you may have added. I trust the drivers from the manufacture most.

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Old 07-27-2009, 11:06 PM   #4
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First thing to install after OS.........Antivirus/Antispyware programs. Follow up with everything else mentioned above.
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k thanks!
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