Clean install of XP

  countryboy 15:07 06 Jun 2007

Could someone give me the sequence after loading XP, is it load SP2 or mainboard drivers next. Many Thanks

  alan2273 15:57 06 Jun 2007

I always load SP2 first, then firewall and antivirus, then the motherboard drivers.
I do it this way because being on broadband I do not want the ethernet drivers installed till the computer is protected.

  SB23 18:25 06 Jun 2007

I've always installed SP2 and any other updates including my AV and firewall etc, before worrying about drivers. Windows installs the basics, I update over the next few days.

  User-312386 18:56 06 Jun 2007

correct sequence is

SP2>MOBO drivers (for ethernet)>windows updates for .net framework and then Graphics card drivers

If you have an AMD64, then load this straight after MOBO Drivers then dont forget either the AMD Athlon™ 64/FX Processor Driver or the AMD Dual-Core Optimizer which you can find here click here

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