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By SARCON48 ·
I want to install a new graphics card pny verto geforce 3. The instructions start with uninstall existing vga driver when I attempt this the system either stops or I get a message that this uninstall is not available. OS ME, 9month old computer.Will present driver just be archived or will installation create a conflict.

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by Lizzy In reply to GRAPHICS DRIVERS

You should be able to just install the new video card and install the software when you boot the PC and Windows sees it. If you have an on-board video that cannot be pulled out of the system, then you need to disable it "in this profile." VGA is standard video, 16 colors, this is what you see in Safe Mode when no advanced video drivers are loaded. I don't think you can uninstall VGA or run the PC without it. If I'm wrong, someone will let us know.

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by Akhenaten In reply to GRAPHICS DRIVERS

Here's link to step by step instructions. Although these instructions specifically reference HP i810 and i815 chipsets, all it talks about is how to disable the onboard drivers, load the VGA drivers and go from there.

http://www.hp.com/cposupport/personal_computing/support_doc/bph06273.html

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by TheChas In reply to GRAPHICS DRIVERS

Sometimes, you will get conflicts.

How are you un-installing the old video driver?
You should start in device manager, and remove the display adapter.

After that, you should be able to un-install any driver utility programs that the driver loaded onto the system from add/remove programs.

Make sure that you have the latest version of DirectX, and the latest drivers for the chipset on your motherboard installed before installing the new video card.

Chas

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to GRAPHICS DRIVERS

What they are really concerned with is avoiding driver conflicts; the older type that used to come with many popular, cheaper boards that install control programs along with the drivers like ATI and SiS are well-known for this.
Also beware of manufacturer driver installs for all-in-one moboards. I have a machine where I installed the Intel-810 video drivers for the on-board video, then later installed an SiS pci card. The conflict is clearly seen during the boot process - one boot image is trampled on by the other driver, causing a huge colorful mess.

If you are using the the basic vga driver that comes with the OS then you shouldn't try to uninstall it anyway.

Only other thing to watch out for is disabling any on-board video through the system bios. Not all boards have this capability (generally only all-in-one boards will). This is probably the other thing the PNY folks are mainly concerned with.

You should have no problems in any case if you are using the basic vga configuration. The new driver will supercede it.

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by HatchingGround In reply to GRAPHICS DRIVERS

Restart you computer in safe mode. right click on "my computer", then properties. Select device manager, open display adaptors. Delete the current graphics card. Shut down your computer. Install your new card. Restart your computer. Windows should find your new card & you can then install the new drivers. Hope this helps.

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