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By ballfc ·
I bought a new video card and in the instructions it says to uninstall my current video drivers. The istuctions tell me to go to my control panel, then into "add/remove programs" and unistall it from there. I could not find my video drivers there or I could not recognise it. If I go to "device manager" and then video "properties" and unistall my driver there, would that be the same as uninstalling through "add/remove programs"?

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by w2ktechman In reply to video driver uninstall

yes,
Uninstall the driver from device manager, then install the new video card and bootup. Then install the new driver.

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by jschein In reply to video driver uninstall

Dependant on the video card, install the card, boot up normally, then install the new drivers with the installation cd. It will remove the old and install the new.

Otherwise, got into your device manager (Right click My computer -->properties --> Device tab--> device manager and remove any settings for video cards, hit ok, shut down pc, switch cards... Boot up, install new drivers for new card.

Good luck

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by TheChas In reply to video driver uninstall

The reason the new card instructions tell you to check Add/Remove programs is that many video card drivers also install custom software that ONLY works with the original video card.

They are incorrect that you can remove the driver from add/remove programs.

To properly remove most video drivers, you do need to remove the video card in device manager.

Chas

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by ballfc In reply to video driver uninstall

I have successfully changed my video card and I thank those who helped with there suggestions.

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