Driver Installation Order for Intel® Desktop Boards

Last Reviewed: 13-Sep-2017
Article ID: 000005830

Driver installation order is one of the most crucial issues regarding overall system performance. It's critical to install the Intel® Chipset Device Software (INF) before all other device drivers. See the table below for the recommended installation order.

Step Install
1 The operating system.
2 The latest operating system service pack and patches.
3 The Intel® Chipset Device Software (INF Utility).
4 All other device drivers (audio, graphics, LAN, and so on). You can install these drivers in any order.
Related topics
What is the Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility?
Do I need the Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility?

This article applies to:

Discontinued Products

Intel® Desktop Boards with Intel® Q77 Express Chipset
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77MK
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77KB
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77CP
Intel® Desktop Board DH87MC
Intel® Desktop Board DH87RL