Windows 98SE Installation Sequence

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  1. bug_zs

    bug_zs

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    Dear Forum,

    After a fresh installation of Windows 98SE from the factory
    disk, what is the order of driver installs? Is it.........

    A. Motherboard Chipset
    Video Card
    Monitor

    B. Motherboard Chipset
    Monitor
    Video Card

    C. Video Card
    Monitor
    Motherboard Chipset

    D. Video Card
    Motherboard Chipset
    Monitor

    E. Monitor
    Video Card
    Motherboard Chipset

    E. Monitor
    Motherboard Chipset
    Video Card


    Thanks in advance.

    Ben
     
  2. EzyStvy

    EzyStvy Ride 'em Cowboy Staff Member

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    All of the above ;)

    I would do "A"
     
  3. HAL9000

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    A little simple logic prevails.... The motherboard is the foundation of the system and other components don't run or sometimes even recognize correctly if they aren't set up first, so motherboard drivers come first... then follow the same logic... how can you drive a monitor with it's driver correctly if the video card isn't being run with the proper driver.. so do the video card next, then monitor.
     
  4. glc

    glc Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Monitor drivers are seldom needed any more - if the monitor is plug and play, it will take care of itself. If you can get the desired resolution and refresh rate with whatever Windows comes up with, don't bother installing a monitor driver.
     

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