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Guys, can you give me some tips for installing w2kPro?

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Heat

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This weekend I will install my new OEM copy of w2kPro on a new HD on my rig. It includes SP3 (Does this include IE6SP1?) on another CD I believe.

First, I have the drivers for the vid card, NIC, sound card, my dial up modem doesn't have 2kPro drivers, its an old US Robotics that only has w95/98 drivers since 3com took over. But I expect windows to install a "standard" modem driver. I don't use dial up so its not really much of a concern now. :)

I have a VIA chipset so I guess i should install the 4 in 1 drivers as well.

What order should I do all this?
1)Install W2kPro
**Defrag?**
2)Install SP3.
**Defrag**
3)Install VIA 4 in 1 drivers
**Defrag**
4)At this point, Windows might already have found a driver to install for most of my devices. But I may have to install some more drivers, maybe for the vid card and NIC.
Thanks. :D
 
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Okay, perhaps that was a bit too long. Leme break it down.
Should I install SP3 before installing the Via 4 in 1 drivers?
 
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Ah! Okay, thanks! I will do just that. Might even wait a few days to install SP3 to make sure the drivers are ok.
 
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Okay, when I checked the OEM cds again, there were THREE cds: OEM Preinstall Kit, W2kPro WITH SP3 and step by step interactive training. It was already built into windows. Oh well. It went thru OK, but I forgot to defrag the HD after installing each driver but haven't noticed any difference. I still have to install the 4 in 1 drivers, but that can wait.
 

Audioaficionado

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Open that w2k cd and browse the text documents. There's over 80 pages of install and configuration info there.