Installing a new video card

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Mike, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    When installing a new video card, do you uninstall the old drivers and
    software from the old card first before turning off the computer to add the
    new one? I bought a 128mb AGP card and have a 64mb PCI card in there right
    now (bought a Radeon to replace a GeForce) and realize they will have
    different drivers, but wasn't sure what the best way to make sure the old
    one is totally gone from the system. Do you just go into Control Panel and
    Device Manager and delete the video card under Display Adapters or is there
    more to it?

    TIA,
    Mike
     
    Mike, Jan 18, 2005
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  2. Mike

    Steve Guest

    Yes you are correct. delete the old drivers in 'device manager' plus any
    software that came with the old card in 'add remove' programs.
    Shut down and swap the cards (unplug PSU first)
    Reboot with new card, cancel windows add new hardware wizard, run the driver
    setup from the CD-ROM.

    "Mike" <> wrote in message
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    > When installing a new video card, do you uninstall the old drivers and
    > software from the old card first before turning off the computer to add
    > the new one? I bought a 128mb AGP card and have a 64mb PCI card in there
    > right now (bought a Radeon to replace a GeForce) and realize they will
    > have different drivers, but wasn't sure what the best way to make sure the
    > old one is totally gone from the system. Do you just go into Control Panel
    > and Device Manager and delete the video card under Display Adapters or is
    > there more to it?
    >
    > TIA,
    > Mike
    >
     
    Steve, Jan 18, 2005
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