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#1 bebacha666

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 04:15 PM

I am having a new computer put together with these parts:
ASUS P5N32-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
intel core 2 duo e6600 conroe
evga 8800gtx
2 gigs ram
SATA hard drive

I will be installing xp pro sp2 after it is put together and don't really know too much about bios or boot disks stuff. Will I need to update the bios before installing windows, and since there is no floppy drive, is it a pain to use a usb flash drive?

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 05:10 PM

ASUS has an utility for updating the BIOS from within Windows. Unless there is a specific problem stopping you from installing Windows you can use it.

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 05:15 PM

I am having a new computer put together with these parts:



Unless there is a compelling reason not to do it, I would think any reputable dealer building systems would insure that they went out the door with the most current BIOS upgrade and driver upgrades for the devices that they install.

Just my opinion.

If they do this, then you should only have to worry about a BIOS upgrade if a new one comes out after you purchase the system.


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Posted 30 April 2007 - 05:17 PM

I am having a new computer put together with these parts:
ASUS P5N32-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
intel core 2 duo e6600 conroe
evga 8800gtx
2 gigs ram
SATA hard drive

I will be installing xp pro sp2 after it is put together and don't really know too much about bios or boot disks stuff. Will I need to update the bios before installing windows, and since there is no floppy drive, is it a pain to use a usb flash drive?

You don't need a floppy to install XP. You go into the BIOS and set the CDROM drive first in the boot order and that's it Don't forget to save changes when exiting the BIOS. For the price of a floppy drive, I still put them in. Some day you just might be glad you did
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Posted 30 April 2007 - 05:20 PM

Yeah, just noticed that -

are you getting a CD/DVD drive for the new system?


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Posted 01 May 2007 - 02:30 PM

The mobo is new enough to support native booting from the SATA drive - but in my experience it doesn't always work as smoothly as it should. With my new MSI mobo I still had to load SATA drivers with a floppy to get it to function smoothly (and Vista is nicer about it than XP is).

I'd suggest a USB floppy and loading the SATA drivers when prompted to do so in the XP install routine.
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