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Wonderful news for everyone who loves to go online! From this day on, "Google Chrome" and "Google Toolbar" will be included in every support CD that comes with ASRock motherboards, so everyone can try the faster, easier and safer way of web surfing after installing the two applications.

James Lee, V.P. of Sales and Marketing at ASRock said "If there is one thing in common for all computer users, then it's the need of a browser that does not only work, but works excellent in every aspect. The two new tools will completely change the way you interact with the internet."

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>implying anyone installs those crap driver disks vendors give you
 
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implying anyone installs those crap driver disks vendors give you
if one has no other PC's in the house, the Driver disk is quite needed.
 
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Funny, when I see unnecessary software bundled with otherwise essential/utilitarian driver installations I consider that crapware, not something I should be happy about.

Especially when it's a crappy toolbar (I can't people still use these) and glorified ad-ware browser.

Wonder how much Google paid AsRock to include those two pieces of software. :shadedshu
 
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Asrock, we don't want Google chrome/taskbars! At least I don't :p
 
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#6
I bet you dudes that write press releases get laid all the time.

All they are relying on are people who select recommended install (and not advanced or custom install) when they pop in the CD. So they can add more bloatware to your computer.
 

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interesting. google must be paying them to include it. now that we know asus is going to buy asrock it really makes me wonder...
 
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If we're tech savvy enough to build a PC, we're smart enough to get chrome by ourselves.
 
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I use the driver disks, however I always do a custom install to avoid all the bloatware. Most of the time the disks have the same exact software as on the website anyway. People are always like "OMG DOWNLOAD THE LATEST DRIVERS NOOB".......they are the same F#$KING DRIVERS ON THE SITE THATS ON THE DISK MOST OF THE TIME. Hell they havent updated anything on my board except the Intel Lan driver since I got the damn board and it still works fine on the old driver so why update.
 
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I use the driver disks, however I always do a custom install to avoid all the bloatware. Most of the time the disks have the same exact software as on the website anyway. People are always like "OMG DOWNLOAD THE LATEST DRIVERS NOOB".......they are the same F#$KING DRIVERS ON THE SITE THATS ON THE DISK MOST OF THE TIME. Hell they havent updated anything on my board except the Intel Lan driver since I got the damn board and it still works fine on the old driver so why update.
Because it's Asus silly! Asus knows that driver update ALWAYS fix da problem ;)
 
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interesting. google must be paying them to include it. now that we know asus is going to buy asrock it really makes me wonder...
+1
thats what i was thinking as well
 

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if one has no other PC's in the house, the Driver disk is quite needed.
Who own's only 1 PC nowadays?:laugh: Are we talking about 3rd world countries.
 

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Who own's only 1 PC nowadays?:laugh: Are we talking about 3rd world countries.
I own about 5 or 6, but i think one of two of them are out of commission since theyve been in the basement for too long
 
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if one has no other PC's in the house, the Driver disk is quite needed.
? no its not, windows 7 takes care of enough drivers that you can get online and get everything you need, this is what i do every install. i have never touched a driver disk and never need another computer to get a new install up and running. driver disks are a waste and i kinda wish they would stop including them in everything and save me $5 every purchase
 
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Who own's only 1 PC nowadays? Are we talking about 3rd world countries.
Many ppl that i know in my city don't even have 1 computer let alone 2. Not trying to be an ass but not everyone is financially stable enough to have a decent PC.

I dont get why everyone is anal about driver disks, I use them almost every time i build a pc for someone. As said earlier, just use the core drivers and stay away from the crapware options.
 
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Many ppl that i know in my city don't even have 1 computer let alone 2. Not trying to be an ass but not everyone is financially stable enough to have a decent PC.

I dont get why everyone is anal about driver disks, I use them almost every time i build a pc for someone. As said earlier, just use the core drivers and stay away from the crapware options.
Exactly. Driver disks are perfectly fine.
 

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interesting. google must be paying them to include it. now that we know asus is going to buy asrock it really makes me wonder...
The very FIRST thing you see form an ASUS install disc is a prompt to install Chrome. ASRock is just copying ASUS here.
 

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I use the driver disks, however I always do a custom install to avoid all the bloatware. Most of the time the disks have the same exact software as on the website anyway. People are always like "OMG DOWNLOAD THE LATEST DRIVERS NOOB".......they are the same F#$KING DRIVERS ON THE SITE THATS ON THE DISK MOST OF THE TIME. Hell they havent updated anything on my board except the Intel Lan driver since I got the damn board and it still works fine on the old driver so why update.
On some drivers I goto the manufacturers webpage and get the most recent one like for realtek or VGA. Drivers that are not used as much or there is no updated driver I just use the one on the website.

Intel Chipset drivers are the main ones I keep up to day from intel's website.
 
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Many ppl that i know in my city don't even have 1 computer let alone 2. Not trying to be an ass but not everyone is financially stable enough to have a decent PC.

I dont get why everyone is anal about driver disks, I use them almost every time i build a pc for someone. As said earlier, just use the core drivers and stay away from the crapware options.
PCs used to cost more than $1500 for bottom line. I could build an equivalent machine today for under $500.

I saw a pentium 4 machine brand new on sale for $99 with windows 7 home premium(MCM electronics)

You would have to be technically passive or very poor not to afford a computer.
 

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Exactly. Driver disks are perfectly fine.
Unless they contain drivers/programs that are (for the lack of a better term) broken. Hence why they have websites where you can download the latest drivers and programs.
 
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Unless they contain drivers/programs that are (for the lack of a better term) broken. Hence why they have websites where you can download the latest drivers and programs.
As I said before most the drivers on the disk are the same exact ones on the website.
 

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As I said before most the drivers on the disk are the same exact ones on the website.
Not in my experience. The drivers on the disc are what is available when the motherboard is released. The drivers on the websites are generally updated/newer.
 

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As I said before most the drivers on the disk are the same exact ones on the website.
Do you mean the hardware site or the motherboard site?

Devices like realtek get updates almost daily but do release BIG updates periodically. Some motherboard sites keep up with things like this and some dont. this is why core drivers I will get from the hardware manufacturers site not the motherboard site or disk.
 
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Not in my experience. The drivers on the disc are what is available when the motherboard is released. The drivers on the websites are generally updated/newer.
You only update drivers if there are an issue. Most mobo mfg. release drivers that are proven to work with their hardware. Just because its "new" doesn't mean its good for the hardware.
 

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#25
You only update drivers if there are an issue. Most mobo mfg. release drivers that are proven to work with their hardware. Just because its "new" doesn't mean its good for the hardware.
Sure, I agree a little, but I do it anyways. It's also been known that there are bugs and errors with software/drivers. They are generally in some sort of release notes. Regardless, I checked your motherboard and it seems as if Asus doesn't bother to update the downloads page for it. I'm sorry.

Brandon has a good point as well with going to specific hardware sites and is something I practice. Whatever works for you I guess.