Would it be alright to communicate with you about the process for uninstalling the onboard audio and video, and disabling those items from the bios?
No problem! Just PM me... although, I have to warn you that although I used to be a tech here, I only vist once in awhile. However, I never leave until every thread I enter has been sufficiently serviced. I do anticipate being here for a while still since I have about 6 other open threads I'm helping in.
As for the antivirus program, I've already installed Avast on this PC. I've used Avast for the past 3 years and have been very happy with it. Also, this PC is connected to a router. I've never used Zone Alarm before, although I know it's a highly recommended program. I've actually installed it on a friend's PC, but he didn't have a router connection. I thought as long as I have my PC's connected to a router, the firewall from the router would be sufficient.
I've actually tried Avast... the jury is out against AVG 7.5 which I've been using for years too. I may have to try Avast again as AVG 7.5 support will end soon and I'll be forced to go with the very bloated and slow ver. 8.xx. I'm glad you had the smarts to install Avast straight away, although I wish you told me so I wouldn't have had to worry! LOL!!! As far as the firewall is concerned, as long as your router/hardware firewall is set up you should be fine with that alone.
Makai...your assistance has been invaluable. I have learned a great deal from our collaboration and I appreciate your time and efforts on my behalf. I hope to be able to do this same task with my PC now. Both that one and this are virtually identical, but if I run into any problems, I hope you won't mind further contact from me.
Thank you for the comment. However, you aren't the only one that learns through this kind of effort. I too learn and sharpen my knowlege by having to answer your questions. So thank you also! Yes, you can contact me anytime you have any questions regarding the installs.
Just let me know if I need to d/l USB 2.0 driver. Anything else you suggest will be done as well.
Yes, you should download and install the USB driver. But first, I want you to create a System restore point before installing it. I don't know why, I just have a feeling you should. After you install the driver, check Device manager for the Enhanced entry and let me know what you see.
"???" You know, its funny that when I first noticed your name konakula29er, I thought you might have ties to Hawaii because Kona and Kula are both names of cities in Hawaii. So... I went on the net and looked up your name... and found out it was the name of a bike! I thought to myself, "ok, maybe he's not from Hawaii"! In any case, it was fun and you're very welcome!