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Driver Installation Order for Intel® Desktop Boards


Last Reviewed: 05-Apr-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.
 
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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 Board DQ33HS
Intel® Desktop Board D945GZCC2
Intel® Desktop Board CA810E
Intel® Desktop Board DQ963GS
Intel® Desktop Board D845PECE
Intel® Desktop Board D815EFV