How do I properly do my fresh install of new system?

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  1. mystiky

    mystiky Active Member

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    How do I properly do my fresh install of new hardware + Win 7 system?

    I am about to build a brand new hardware system, and want to make sure I do the driver installation in proper order.

    My hardware:

    ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO DDR3 1600 LGA 1150 Motherboard
    Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.5 GHZ 8 MB Cache (Haswell)
    16GB (8Gx2) GSKILL F3-2400C10D-16GTX R Memory
    Samsung 840 Pro SSD (256 megs)
    Seagate 2GB hard drive
    NVidia 660 Graphics card
    + other stuff like power supply, case, etc..

    I will be doing this using Windows 7 SP1 64bit Ultimate.

    I wish to install the Win 7 onto the Samsung SSD drive. Then, should I install the latest Intel / Motherboard Drivers, NVidia drivers and only then run the Windows Update for Win 7 SP1 before connecting the Seagate 2GB HD?

    Will Windows 7 SP1 automatically recognize the SSD drive during installation?

    Any and all suggestions are much appreciated.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2013
  2. mbk1969

    mbk1969 Ancient Guru

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    Probably you will need so called F6 drivers for SATA controller which you can give to Windows installer. Also you should decide in which mode of SATA controller you will install and either in UEFI mode or in lagacy mode.

    Intel RST drivers page has those F6 drivers.

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