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Just wondering everyones thoughts for installing new drivers lately from NVIDIA. The new system seems to work well with auto notify and all that.

Do you guys still uninstall, reboot, driver sweeper, reboot, and install new? Or do you just install over the old like NVIDIA's been saying to do for the past year? lol.

Just wondering what everyone does these days. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by xguntherc View Post
Just wondering everyones thoughts for installing new drivers lately from NVIDIA. The new system seems to work well with auto notify and all that.

Do you guys still uninstall, reboot, driver sweeper, reboot, and install new? Or do you just install over the old like NVIDIA's been saying to do for the past year? lol.

Just wondering what everyone does these days. Thanks!
What i did is , i uninstall the old driver first , then use driver sweeper clean the old driver , then restart pc and install new driver . it works very well to me , i have been switch lot of differnt drivers use the same method .
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Just wondering everyones thoughts for installing new drivers lately from NVIDIA. The new system seems to work well with auto notify and all that.

Do you guys still uninstall, reboot, driver sweeper, reboot, and install new? Or do you just install over the old like NVIDIA's been saying to do for the past year? lol.

Just wondering what everyone does these days. Thanks!
NVIDIA won't recommend Driver Sweeper because then they run into the risk of someone screwing up their system who doesn't know what they are doing.

Anyway, I always uninstall, reboot into Safe Mode, use Driver Sweeper, reboot back into Normal Mode, install the driver. For anyone who's not sure, this is the proper way to use Driver Sweeper.

I don't know if I'm really getting any benefit out of doing this, but I enjoy the process.
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Thanks TC, I've always done this too but I've been thinking of just trying it right over the old as NVIDIA states so thought I'd check what others thought
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I just open the new driver, click clean install, and let the installer do its thing. Reboot. Done.
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Thanks TC, I've always done this too but I've been thinking of just trying it right over the old as NVIDIA states so thought I'd check what others thought
You're welcome!

I've had a few different experts here on OCN tell me that using Driver Sweeper isn't necessary. Although, I still do it because I kind of enjoy it.
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I use Your Uninstaller 7 @Super Mode. I don't use driver sweeper anymore.
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