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Motherboard that finds its driver and install?

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  • Started 6 years ago by georgelaljohn
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georgelaljohn
georgelaljohn
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I would like to know are there motherboards which could installs the motherboard drivers automatically after the an OS is loaded.With out putting in the driver CD and installing one by one. If so please tell me which are those. Kindly send me details of that too..

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jd2066
jd2066
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That kind of thing isn't really possible.
A motherboard can't just hand drivers over to the Operating System.
You can with some drivers burn a custom Operating System disc that includes a copy of the drivers to make reinstalls a bit easier.

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thegeek
The Geek
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The motherboard should have a driver CD... it's really pretty simple to use in most cases... the drivers should install all at once.

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georgelaljohn
georgelaljohn
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So what u meant to say its not possible without a driver cd

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Budohorseman
Budohorseman
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Without the drivers, your board would only have limited functionality. The drivers on the cd typically are for things such as the audio, ethernet, usb, etc. And like everyone above has mentioned, most of the cd's have "Push this one button to install all the drivers" on them.

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georgelaljohn
georgelaljohn
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Is there anyway the drivers can be loaded without the driver cd..?

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thegeek
The Geek
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You could download the drivers, if your network card was able to work without the drivers. Otherwise you could put the drivers on a USB drive.

It would really help if you would explain why you don't want to use the driver cd, because it doesn't make much sense otherwise.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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but how could you put the drivers on a usb drive if you have no usb drivers?

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InDiSent
InDiSent
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LOL, i was thinking the same thing. I think JD has the best solution. Make a custom OS install cd with the drivers and even SP slipstreamed. I use Nlite for that.

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georgelaljohn
georgelaljohn
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how do i make a custom OS install cd with drivers?

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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you have to use nlite or other programs that do the same thing

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georgelaljohn
georgelaljohn
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I have a burned bootable cd of my OS . I have my driver cd too. Now how do i use these in nlite to get the custom OS install cd?

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georgelaljohn
georgelaljohn
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One more question. If i create a custom cd will the Drivers get loaded automatically or i need to install them seperately?

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thegeek
The Geek
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@jack: I was assuming that you would be putting the drivers onto the flash drive from another machine... and there shouldn't be issues in reading the files anywhere.

@george:
If you are using Vista, follow this guide:
http://www.simplehelp.net/2008.....ation-dvd/

If you are using XP, you can follow this guide:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....tallation/

Note that you would be much better off if you would explain why you don't want to simply install the drivers off the cd. It only takes a few minutes.

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jd2066
jd2066
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I agree with The Geek. Using the drivers CD should work best.
In fact unless you reinstall a lot then using nLite to make a disc with the drivers would be a lot more work to do then just installing them from the cd.

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