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New Vid Card Installation

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Euclid34, Apr 7, 2008.

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  1. Euclid34

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    So I have a new video card on the way and I am thinking about the installation process. I know basically, you take the old card out, pop the new one in, and use the accompanying CD to install the drivers.

    I noticed in several posts on these boards, people talking about a 'driver cleaner' program and removing any old drivers.

    Could someone clarify this for me?
     
  2. alwrmc

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    There are "driver cleaner" routines available, but they are not always readily or easily available. I find over the years that simply running the uninstall routine works well. Now and then things can happen to cause the uninstall to fail. Attempting to remove the drivers manually by simply deleting files will almost certainly cause a problem somewhere along the line. State the name/model of the video card you will be removing and the name/model of the replacement and someone should be able to direct you in removing the drivers and if necessary to the "driver cleaner" routine.
     
  3. Euclid34

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    Replacing an nVIDIA GeForce 4200 Ti with a Radeon X1650PRO
     
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    I wouldnt worry about removing old drivers unless a problem arises after replacing the card . You wouldnt believe how many drivers Windows has stored but doesnt and will never use on any given PC .

    As you said , power off and unplug your PC . Touching a metal part of the casing , pop out the old card and pop in the new . Just mind to handle the card correctly , seat it firmly and avoid touching any components . Power up , instal drivers and away you go .
     
  5. Euclid34

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    Nice! easy enough! Hopefully I wont have to reply on this thread again with any problems :D
     
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