It is important to note that after you have manually reinstalled the Windows operating system, you will need to reinstall the drivers and applications as well. This procedure applies to most computers. The correct order is necessary in order for the system to work properly. Print out the list that is given in this article, so that you do not make a mistake. The differences in order are subtle, but very significant and important.
The correct installation order
Go to the computer drivers and downloads page. This is found on the manufacturer’s main web page. You should then enter your service tag, so as to find your computer within the list of products that are available. If you are unable to find it, you can contact a customer support agent in the normal way. Click on the arrows that are within your driver category and then expand the list, so that you can see all the drivers that are currently available. This will also tell you about the applications that need to be installed.
You should follow the prompt in order to add to your download list. Some websites give you the chance to delay the download, precisely because you need to get the order right instead of merely following the order in which you discovered the various drivers.
1 – System Software: This will include your system utilities. It is the conduit through which you can get very important software updates from your manufacturer. If it is not prioritized at the top of the list, then you may be working with software that is out of date and therefore open the system up to malware as well as other errors. The system software is also important for providing you with patches.
2 – Chipset: This is the driver that is responsible for helping the Windows system to control the board components. The controllers are necessary for normal functionality. For example, your USB ports will not work and neither will the internal components if you have not downloaded this driver. The chipset is the executive arm and will deploy certain segments to help with the overall functionality of the computer.
3 – Smartcard Drivers Security: This is also known as PCMCIA. It will help trigger the smartcard to do its work. If you do not install it then some of the advanced features of the Windows system will not work properly.
4 – Intel Matrix Storage Manager: This is the serial ATA Intel model, which will help with the function of the Intel chipset. Some computers do not require this step, because of the way that they are made, but you should first check before ignoring the step as it could prove to be costly.
5 – Audio and Visual: You start with audio drivers before you go to the audio ones. This will enhance the function of the controller. The second video installation will make it easier to watch videos.
Afterwards, you should install the network interface card or Ethernet drivers network before closing with the Controlpoint system manager. There may be other additions that arise with time.