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hitmanct13

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Hey guys. I'm trying to build my first computer and have read and watched all there is to putting the components together. I am confused about what to do after that. I know you have to install the OS by going into the BIOS and changing it to read the CD/DVD drive first. But after that do i need to install the motherboard drivers and how do i do that. If someone could give a complete walk-thru for a beginner about what to do post build, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks in advance
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Hi and welcome,

This site is from one of our members, should help you just nicely:

http://howtocleaninstall.com/

Regards

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helpful but did not fully explain my question. do i need to install drivers for the Mobo after windows? Some sites say you install windows and your done, some say you need to do more.
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It will depend, often times during installation of Windows it will install generic working drivers for some or all parts of hardware. You will be able to tell what has not installed by checking out the Device Manager.

If not everything is installed and working properly then you can pop the motherboard drivers disc in and finish off the setup. It wouldn't hurt just to pop the disc in anyway.

Is that explained a bit better for you?

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yes, that explains everything. thanks alot!
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:)

Let us know how everything goes.
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