windows preinstall checklist for xp, vista, me, 98, 95, 2000, w2k & nt

Windows Preinstall Checklist  

  

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Drivers

Graphics Card Drivers

Network Card Drivers

Wireless Network Card Drivers

Chipset Drivers

Processor Drivers

Sound Card Drivers

TV Card Software and Drivers (if applicable)

Internet

Modem, ISDN Card, ADSL, wireless network card or wired card drivers

Dialup phone Number (If you use them)

, Username and Password for ISP

Backup of your Emails

Backup Email settings (POP3 and SMTP settings)

Backup Address book

Backup Email Archive (if applicable)  

Favourites Backup  

For Windows 7 European users, you will need a copy of your favourite browser (Internet Expolrer, Firefox, etc etc

Network

Network Card Software and Drivers (if applicable)

Wireless Network Card Software and Drivers (if applicable)

Network Login and password (if applicable)

Personal Documents and Settings

Document Files (Personal Files (Word files, Access files, Excel Files etc etc))

Music Downloads and RIP's (MP3, WMP, etc etc)

Personal Photographs (JPG's, GIF's, JPEG's, etc etc)

Personal Videos (MPG, Mpeg, AVI's, DivX, etc etc)

Downloads from the web (Drivers, updates, patches, etc etc)

Program Updates (Especially compatibility patches, Service Packs, etc etc)

Program saves and settings (Personal preference within games and programs, also progression and customisations)

Microsoft Windows

Windows CD/DVD (make sure you have it and it is not damaged)

Windows CD/DVD Recovery (Restore) media (make sure you have it and it is not damaged)

Windows Certificate of Authenticity (Make sure you have the Windows serial number)

DVD-Rom drive for DVD disks CD-Rom Boot Media

CD-Rom drive for CD disks

Software Package

Office CD  (make sure you have it and it is not damaged)

Photo Editing Software (make sure you have it and it is not damaged)

Email Software (make sure you have it and it is not damaged)

Music Software (Editing/Playing/Downloading)

Video Software (Editing/DVD Playback/Ripping)

Backup Software (Es[icially if you used it to creat a Backup of all your stuff)

Windows CD/DVD (make sure you have it and it is not damaged)

Serial Numbers for your favourite software (Make sure you have the serial number)

Personal Settings and configuration

Games

Games Downloads, CD's and DVD's

Serial Numbers, Usernames and Passwords

Backup of Game Saves

Peripherals 

Printer Software and Drivers

Scanner Software and Drivers

Digital Camera Software and Drivers

Other

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