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Hey guys i am getting new gtx 460's and i was wondering since i have used a gtx 260, 560 and soon to be 460's on my same installation of windows should I start over from scratch? In my experience windows does not like hardware changes.
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post #2 of 7
Do a clean install of the drivers and you should not have a problem

or better yet completely remove the Nvidia driver before you change hardware
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If anything you would only have to reinstall the drivers.
    
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If you aren't having issues, just install the new driver and get to it wink.gif
    
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No. I don't see any reason why a graphics card change warrants a Windows reinstall. Just remove the driveres prior to changing cards.
Edited by Sir Beregond - 10/25/11 at 9:21am
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I found this guides for you Sunwolf

Tweakguides

In winXP you had to actively remove the old drivers, but the new drivers for Win7
give you the option to do a clean install
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Sorry double post
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