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[SOLVED] update graphics card

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  1. ukboy

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    i have an nvidia geforce 2 mx 100/200 graphics card and i have some problems with some games, i have read some previous posts and think i should update the drivers, as all my other specs are up to date, how do i go about doing this?
     
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    i have just been on the nvidia website and downladed an update driver file, before i run this is there any problems that could possibly arise and am i doing the right thing?
     
  3. ukboy

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    the update asks me to diable my antivirus before use, why is this so.
     
  4. mtbird

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    Stop what you are doing !
    Shut down all running background programs first. You need to uninstall the old drivers first. If you are running 9x/ME, then download the detonator destroyer to remove these.......

    http://www.guru3d.com/detonator-destroyer/
    Follow the directions exactly.

    If you are running something else, then go into your add/remove programs and uninstall from there. Reboot and install new.
     
  5. ukboy

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    why do you say to delete the existing drivers when nvidia says nothing on the subject of removing old drivers?
     
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    on the nvidia website it says this " Every NVIDIA Detonator driver is tested with previous releases of drivers to ensure backward compatibility," does this mean that i am able to run the new driver without removing any old ones?
     
  7. mtbird

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    There have been many issues with conflicts between new and old drivers. Better to be safe than sorry.
    It's ultimately your decision.


    Debe
     
  8. ukboy

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    ok thanks for the help,
     
  9. ukboy

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    btw just before i remove the driver it tells me that it will remove my display device, is this alright as i do not really want to muck anything up?
     
  10. mtbird

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    That's fine.....windows will find and reinstall it after you reboot.
     
  11. ukboy

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    thanks for your help it has been installed sucessfully with no probs.
     
  12. mtbird

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    Excellent.....glad we could help :)

    Debe
     
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