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NVIDIA Driver Install in Windows Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by cap2587, Jun 24, 2009.

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  1. cap2587

    cap2587 Thread Starter

    Jan 21, 2009
    I am wondering about the correct procedure to follow when updating an NVIDIA Video driver in a windows Vista PC. I have the driver ready to install. I already tried to do this, but didn't seem to work. I uninstalled the old driver through add/remove programs and then deleted it from device manager. The problem was when I rebooted I failed to realize that Vista updates the driver automatically. This prevents me from installing the video driver that I wanted to. In XP you can choose not to update and then install your own. Should I have installed the new driver before rebooting.

    Do you really have to uninstall the old one first, or just update the current one. What's the step by step best way to do this. Thanks.
  2. lawson_jl


    Aug 3, 2008
    Your are following best practices when installing the driver. I have found in my work as a computer tech that thier is no issue in upgrading the Windows driver with the Nvidia driver. So just go ahead and install it. If your updating a Nvidia driver you should remove it before installing a newer version of the Nvidia driver.
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