View Full Version : Best Rebuild Sequence?

Scott Bates
02-21-2004, 05:34 PM
When all the new parts and pieces come next week I'm going to be upgrading my SuperMicro P4DC6+ based system. The changes will include:

-- Clean install of XP Pro & SP1a replacing W2K
-- Upgrading from 1GB to 2GB ram
-- Upgrading from dual 1.7 to dual 2.4 Xeon processors
-- New nVidia video card replacing the one in the system now
-- Replacing a 21" CRT with dual 19" LCD monitors

The four SCSI drives on the motherboard controller will not be changing nor will the four IDE drives on the IDE Raid0 controller card or my two system drives, which are already partitioned the way I want them.

Other than a clean reinstall of the VT[3] software and all the other apps after all the hardware changes are made and tested, is there a "best" sequence to follow in making the hardware and OS changes? Hardware first followed by the OS or, 'tother way around, or does it matter?

I've already got most of the new or updated drivers and software updates I'll need and will have the rest before I start as well as backing up all my existing VT and other configuration files, etc..


02-23-2004, 10:56 AM
Check out this link for a good (if slightly outdated) windows + toaster install sequence: http://vbulletin.newtek.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=43262#post43262

Your new system should rock. Good luck! -MG.

Scott Bates
02-23-2004, 02:01 PM
Thanks. Outdated is OK, I can adapt.