After installing a new integrated component such as a Network Interface Card (NIC) on a newly assembled computer system you should first:

  • Enabled in Windows Control Panel
  • Updated with the latest driver in Device Manager
  • Checked against the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)
  • Enabled in the advanced BIOS settings menu

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