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    Posted: June-13-2018 at 10:47am
I want to install a new videocard the next days and my question is---what is the correct way to do it?
Uninstall old driver,old card out,reboot new card in,install the newest driver?
Or must one still use a DDU uninstaller for example to delete every old driver parts?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cal2177 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June-13-2018 at 2:42pm
The cards I've purchased came with instructions on what to do. My last one (Nvidia) said to uninstall the current video driver and shut down the computer, install the new card, then a new driver will be installed when you turn the computer back on. But follow the instructions that come with your new card.

Those who know a lot more than I do, which is nearly all of you, may certainly correct me if I am mistaken.
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When upgrading from nvidia to nvidia, there is no need to run a driver cleaner.  Simply do the steps as you listed big-mike, but (just in case you didn't know this) be sure to use the window's Control Panel "Programs and Features" to uninstall the old nvidia drivers.  Enjoy that new card! 
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Thank you,guys.
It is better to ask before doing something wrong and then start troubleshooting.
Much appreciated.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote NickN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June-14-2018 at 4:21pm
 
 
Item #11 in the driver setup post is for any/all Nvidia driver updates including video card swaps. There is a small section that outlines changing the video card when updating drivers.
 
 
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