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Windows 7: Graphics card driver


20 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 
Graphics card driver

Hi. I wasn't sure if I should put this here or in the Drivers folder, but anyway.. today for the first (maybe second) time ever, my graphics card stopped responding. I decided to check NVIDIA's site to see if there was a new driver for it. Turned out, there was one released just yesterday (196.21). I downloaded it and everything. But, I wanted to know how to fully uninstall the last driver I had (195.62). I didn't wanna risk uninstalling it first, then going to install the new one cuz my monitor might not work! (since I have it attached by HDMI to my graphics card). But anyway, I guess my real question is should I uninstall the previous one fully? If so, how? In C:, in the NVIDIA folder, in the Display Driver folder, there's two folders - 195.62 and 196.21. Obviously I can easily just delete the first one. But I was wondering if there's a specific way to uninstall it fully. Thanks.


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20 Jan 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

You could use Driver sweeper to remove the old one, But if your not having any problems you could just leave it there in case you need to go back to the older one.

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/...tml#post410325
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20 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for that. I was wondering if there was a way to uninstall it without using third party software. I've done it for my printer by doing what was said here: How to Completely Remove Windows Vista/Windows 7 Printer Drivers | eHow.com
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20 Jan 2010   #4
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There is no need to uninstall the old driver. Just install the new one.
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20 Jan 2010   #5

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by terrorist96 View Post
Thanks for that. I was wondering if there was a way to uninstall it without using third party software. I've done it for my printer by doing what was said here: How to Completely Remove Windows Vista/Windows 7 Printer Drivers | eHow.com
That's a handy tip there.

As for the other drivers, I've got 4 in my nvidia folder. I have deleted a couple before but just by deleting those folders.
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07 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I have an ATI graphics card in my laptop, and on the drivers website it shows a newer driver version available to download for it, but how do I install it? Do I just open the setup file and install normally to update it to the newer version, or do I do it through device manager?
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