Posted 30 August 2007 - 06:25 PM
I'd suggest that SP2 should be installed immediately after installing Windows.
Do not use the drivers from the CD - if they are not SP2 compatible they may break the system.
Use another computer to download the drivers and copy them to a CD that you can use on the new installation. Ensure that you download the most recent drivers available for all your devices.
Install drivers in this order:
1) motherboard/chipset drivers
2) CPU drivers (if applicable)
2) drive controllers (if separate and not installed when first installing Windows)
3) video drivers
4) drivers for devices built into the motherboard
5) drivers for devices plugged into the motherboard inside the case
6) drivers for devices plugged into the outside ports on the case
Once all of that is done, the first place to visit online is Windows Update (with your Windows Firewall turned on). Immediately after that, install your antivirus and antispyware apps, update them, and run a complete system scan.
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