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Windows 7: Best way to update video driver?

04 Apr 2010   #1
Guy Scharf

Win 7-32, XP Pro-32
 
 
Best way to update video driver?

I am about to upgrade my video card, replace nVidia with ATI.

What's the best sequence for swapping the drivers? Should I try to remove the nVidia drivers before installing the ATI drivers? Or remove them after installing ATI drivers? Or?

Thanks.

Guy


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04 Apr 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Guy Scharf View Post
I am about to upgrade my video card, replace nVidia with ATI.

What's the best sequence for swapping the drivers? Should I try to remove the nVidia drivers before installing the ATI drivers? Or remove them after installing ATI drivers? Or?

Thanks.

Guy
remove current. power down. install new card. power up. let win 7 install driver. If that driver doesnt work well go to web site and download the latest greatest. Install.

Let us know if you need help

Ken
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04 Apr 2010   #3
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Guy Scharf View Post
I am about to upgrade my video card, replace nVidia with ATI.

What's the best sequence for swapping the drivers? Should I try to remove the nVidia drivers before installing the ATI drivers? Or remove them after installing ATI drivers? Or?

Thanks.

Guy
Hi, I would personally remove the Nvidia drivers first, shutdown, then remove the card, then put in the new card, start the PC and then install the ATI drivers, this technique hasn't let me down yet.

Oli

Edit: Ken, you're way to quick for me!
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