Which first? Device drivers or opperating system

By larrybody
Dec 18, 2005
  1. I am rebuilding a system with new parts. After the motherboard and drives are installed and I have run the BIOS setup program, should I install the opperating system or the drvice drivers supplied with the new motherboard next?
  2. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    hello larrybody and weclocme to techspot

    i really do ont understand your question i thoucht you have to have an operating system installed in order to put drivers in
  3. kenyee

    kenyee TS Rookie Posts: 24

    Drivers install onto the operating system...
  4. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

    The only drivers you may need before you OS install are for other onboard drive controlers and RAID setups(if you want to use one with your OS.)

    After instal use the CD that came with the motherboard and install chipset drivers and such, then video drivers.
  5. Otmakus

    Otmakus TS Rookie Posts: 51

    And then install antivirus and firewall, if u connect to the internet, never forget that.

    Ur perfectly working computer will give u a big headache very soon without a good antivirus and firewall. U can download antivirus for free from and firewall from
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