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Old 01-26-2011, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive heard that your suppose to uninstall drivers when you install new ones. Is this true and how do I do so?
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To completely ensure no issues, yha its a good idea.

You can use drive sweeper to do it.

But usually you don't need to uninstall them.
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If you insert a different card into your desktop, yes, it is mandatory that you run driversweeper.

If you are simply updating the drivers on the same card, then no.
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I downloaded "driver sweeper"- but then read a few posts about NOT cleaning out all the drivers. So, I was afraid of using it. How can you tell which drivers your trying to get rid of verses the one you want to stay?
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It will show what you want to take off.
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looks too easy - Hmmmm wonder what I was looking at a few months ago. Will have to try again. so, just check all the boxes for Nvidia if I want to switch to a ATI card? Leave the rest?
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Only the Nvidia drivers. Do this in safe mode.
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so would that be just the display and the physX boxes. I already downloaded and my window looks exactly like your post.
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You can also uninstall those in the add/remove in control panels.
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Yes, you can uninstall you drivers as above, but driversweeper will get rid of any hidden files of it.
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