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Installing Drivers and partitioning

I've just about finished my first build but my old DVD/CD Drives use IDE and my new motherboard is all SATA so I can't use the Cd that came with my motherboard to install the drivers until I get a SATA DVD drive. My question is could I download the Drivers from my Motherboard's manufacture and put them on a USB drive and install them that way? Also a follow up question. I was told I would have to wipe my Hard drive and do a clean install of the OS but was wondering if I could Partition a part of my hard drive and use the new partition for my motherboard set up? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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  1. you can install Windows from flash drive
    Reply to Greg Gregorich
  2. What is the hardware spec, which windows version?
    Reply to rgd1101
  3. rgd1101 said:
    What is the hardware spec, which windows version?

    https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B250M-HDV/index.us.asp#Specification

    Also windows 7 32-Bit
    Guess I should also put what parts I got for it.
    For a psu I got a Seasonic S12 II Bronze 620W power supply
    An i36100 3.7GHz
    and lastly 4gb of ballistic ram
    Reply to Dattebayokid94
  4. Greg Gregorich said:
    you can install Windows from flash drive

    Yeah I know I've done it before. I just wanted to know if partitioning would keep me from having to wipe my Hard drive clean/waiting for a new one to arrive in the mail.
    Reply to Dattebayokid94
  5. if you reinstall windows with a flash drive, the previous version of windows will be kept in a folder labeled Windows.old
    You won't have to wipe it, and you won't lose anything, but you'll have to reinstall some programs.
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  6. Hillybobilly said:
    if you reinstall windows with a flash drive, the previous version of windows will be kept in a folder labeled Windows.old
    You won't have to wipe it, and you won't lose anything, but you'll have to reinstall some programs.

    Oh cool I didn't know that thanks.
    Reply to Dattebayokid94
  7. 64 bit Windows version way better than 32bit overall ;)
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    Dattebayokid94 said:
    Also a follow up question. I was told I would have to wipe my Hard drive and do a clean install of the OS but was wondering if I could Partition a part of my hard drive and use the new partition for my motherboard set up? Any help is greatly appreciated.


    Entirely unsure of where you're going with this.
    Get 2 USB sticks
    1 for the OS install, and 1 for the drivers for all your hardware.

    Yes, you could put them on a different partition, but that's way more work than it needs to be, to save $5 for a second USB stick.
    As far as the above comment on Windows.old? Not sure what that is supposed to achieve, but disregard that.
    Reply to USAFRet
  9. USAFRet said:
    Dattebayokid94 said:
    Also a follow up question. I was told I would have to wipe my Hard drive and do a clean install of the OS but was wondering if I could Partition a part of my hard drive and use the new partition for my motherboard set up? Any help is greatly appreciated.


    Entirely unsure of where you're going with this.
    Get 2 USB sticks
    1 for the OS install, and 1 for the drivers for all your hardware.

    Yes, you could put them on a different partition, but that's way more work than it needs to be, to save $5 for a second USB stick.
    As far as the above comment on Windows.old? Not sure what that is supposed to achieve, but disregard that.


    Alright let me just make sure I'm understanding this.
    1.Make one USB a OS Install disk
    2. Download All the drivers from here https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B250M-HDV/index.us.asp#Download and place them on a second USB(Do I need to install them on to the second flash drive or can I simply just have them on there?)
    3.Plug both USBs into my build.
    4.Install Windows
    5.Install Drivers
    and that's it?
    Reply to Dattebayokid94
  10. Dattebayokid94 said:


    Alright let me just make sure I'm understanding this.
    1.Make one USB a OS Install disk
    2. Download All the drivers from here https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B250M-HDV/index.us.asp#Download and place them on a second USB(Do I need to install them on to the second flash drive or can I simply just have them on there?)
    3.Plug both USBs into my build.
    4.Install Windows
    5.Install Drivers
    and that's it?


    Drivers also means GPU, mouse and kbd if you have some fancy stuff.

    You don't need both plugged in at the same time
    OS install first, get it up and running. Then the drivers.

    As far as "that's it"...there will be a ton of OS updates to run.
    Reply to USAFRet
  11. Okay thanks.
    Reply to Dattebayokid94
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