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Windows installing its own drivers = bad

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by dpiercey, Jul 9, 2007.

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  1. dpiercey

    dpiercey Thread Starter

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    Yeah, so I'm trying to install my video card driver update from acer website. I uninstall, then windows installs its own again. It is making me angry... :( Anyone know how to disable that function, remove the windows drivers, or another solution?
     
  2. Courtneyc

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    Easy fix. Acer does not make video cards. Get the OEM drivers from the manufacturer. If it's a GeForce card, go to Nvidia.com. If its ATI, go to ATI.com.

    Bottom line: PC manufacturers use the drivers provided by them from the chipset manufacturers. Problem is, those drivers are 2 to 3 versions old.

    Courtney sends....
     
  3. dpiercey

    dpiercey Thread Starter

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    This is a 7600 Go. nVidia specifically requests you download from the laptops manufactures website. Anyway, I finally got it to install after a long process and combination of uninstalling drivers, using driver cleaner I wanted it to install drivers for me. No thanks. lol


    But yet, my white screen is all blue, and my black is all red... anyone know whats going on? X_X
     
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