Which of these steps would be the best choice prior to physically installing a new adapter card into a computer?
A) Upgrade the anti-virus software
B) Add the computer to the Active Directory domain
C) Defragment the primary storage drive
D) Check the documentation to determine the order of installing the drivers and the physical adapter card
E) Make sure you have a good chisel, just in case it’s one of those hard-to-open computers
The answer: D) Check the documentation to determine the order of installing the drivers and the physical adapter card
Some adapter cards require that a driver be installed prior to the physical installation of the card. Be sure to check the instructions with your adapter card to determine the option you should take prior to placing the adapter card inside of the computer.
Want to know more? Watch “Installing and Configuring Adapter Cards.”
The modularity of adapter cards has provided us with an infinite number of expansion options for our PCs. In this video, you’ll learn the basics of adapter card installation and the fundamentals of device driver installation.