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Old 11-05-2008, 01:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a windows vista x64
my gpu is MSI ATI r4850.

i want to completely uninstall my ati driver and reinstall it.. but i am really scared i am going to screw up. Can someone give me step by step directions on how to uninstall properly?

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i have a windows vista x64
my gpu is MSI ATI r4850.

i want to completely uninstall my ati driver and reinstall it.. but i am really scared i am going to screw up. Can someone give me step by step directions on how to uninstall properly?
do i go into control panel>device manager>Display adapter>ATI r4850 then right click on it and click uninstall to get rid of the driver?
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Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (Setup) download from Guru3D.com
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Driver Cleaner Professional download from Guru3D.com
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uh, arent you supposed to use those programs AFTER you uninstall it manually? then run it to get it completely cleaned off?
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No, boot to safe mode and it will do it. Then reboot and it'll not know it was ever there.
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uh, arent you supposed to use those programs AFTER you uninstall it manually? then run it to get it completely cleaned off?
Yes, you uninstall it from the Control Panel, reboot into Safe Mode, and then run DriverCleanerPro. Reboot back into Windows, install your drivers, and there you go.
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I haev used DCP to remove the driver even while within Windows without removing it first. Still works flawlessly.
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I haev used DCP to remove the driver even while within Windows without removing it first. Still works flawlessly.
Me too....... Worked with 2 cards un-sli'd
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