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Thread Starter 
Another question:

It's my first AMD card and I'm coming from Nvidia, how should I go about uninstalling drivers and installing AMD ones? Keep my GTX470 in the computer, go to control panel and uninstall everything Nvidia related, then turn off and plug the 7870 in and go to AMD's website and download latest drivers and install?
post #12 of 113
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Originally Posted by cooler2442 View Post

Another question:

It's my first AMD card and I'm coming from Nvidia, how should I go about uninstalling drivers and installing AMD ones? Keep my GTX470 in the computer, go to control panel and uninstall everything Nvidia related, then turn off and plug the 7870 in and go to AMD's website and download latest drivers and install?

A fresh windows install would be the best you can do, but, I would:
1- uninstall nvidia drivers (completely)
2- shut down and remove nvidia card
3- connect your AMD card
4- turn on and install amd drivers

although, even having an amd card, some games will have you install a part of nvidia drivers, mainly the physX part of it
post #13 of 113
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Originally Posted by cooler2442 View Post

Another question:

It's my first AMD card and I'm coming from Nvidia, how should I go about uninstalling drivers and installing AMD ones? Keep my GTX470 in the computer, go to control panel and uninstall everything Nvidia related, then turn off and plug the 7870 in and go to AMD's website and download latest drivers and install?


Run Windows Easy Transfer Migration, deselect all the big files, just have Windows Settings & relevant stuff.
Save that to HDD.

run Sysprep.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/135077-windows-7-installation-transfer-new-computer.html

Follow that upon bootup follow BradleyW's guide

No reinstall needed whatsoever, no BSODS nada. Just need windows reactivation.
If you don't have your windows key, use belarc advisor to pull it.


After learning about sysprep and combining it with easy transfer, I literally don't have to do anything between hardware changes. I just run those tools swap out the hardware, no settings different, all my taskbar icons are the same ones I pinned, it's lovely.
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Originally Posted by EduFurtado View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by cooler2442 View Post

Another question:

It's my first AMD card and I'm coming from Nvidia, how should I go about uninstalling drivers and installing AMD ones? Keep my GTX470 in the computer, go to control panel and uninstall everything Nvidia related, then turn off and plug the 7870 in and go to AMD's website and download latest drivers and install?

A fresh windows install would be the best you can do, but, I would:
1- uninstall nvidia drivers (completely)
2- shut down and remove nvidia card
3- connect your AMD card
4- turn on and install amd drivers

although, even having an amd card, some games will have you install a part of nvidia drivers, mainly the physX part of it

This could work but sysprep is safer. It strips system of all drivers it uses.
Safer than the 1234 listed above, and way faster than fresh install.

I did this to switch from my 560 Ti 448 to my 7970.
Edited by FlashFir - 2/5/13 at 7:05pm
post #14 of 113
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by EduFurtado View Post

A fresh windows install would be the best you can do, but, I would:
1- uninstall nvidia drivers (completely)
2- shut down and remove nvidia card
3- connect your AMD card
4- turn on and install amd drivers

although, even having an amd card, some games will have you install a part of nvidia drivers, mainly the physX part of it

Thanks. Yeah I need to do a fresh install of windows especially since I cloned it on to my new hard drive but I'm just to lazy to do it lol.
post #15 of 113
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Originally Posted by cooler2442 View Post

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Originally Posted by EduFurtado View Post

A fresh windows install would be the best you can do, but, I would:
1- uninstall nvidia drivers (completely)
2- shut down and remove nvidia card
3- connect your AMD card
4- turn on and install amd drivers

although, even having an amd card, some games will have you install a part of nvidia drivers, mainly the physX part of it

Thanks. Yeah I need to do a fresh install of windows especially since I cloned it on to my new hard drive but I'm just to lazy to do it lol.

No. Read my post thumb.gif
post #16 of 113
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No. Read my post thumb.gif

Can I avoid the first two steps with the programs and just follow BradleyW's guide? I really don't want to deal with migration / sysprep unless I have to.
post #17 of 113
You can, I feel like I can guarantee no problems with sysprep however.

You could go for bradleyw's before you take out your card first then.rolleyes.gif
post #18 of 113
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Originally Posted by FlashFir View Post

You can, I feel like I can guarantee no problems with sysprep however.

You could go for bradleyw's before you take out your card first then.rolleyes.gif

Yeah I'll try out his guide first then. Thanks for the link.
post #19 of 113
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlashFir View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by cooler2442 View Post

Another question:

It's my first AMD card and I'm coming from Nvidia, how should I go about uninstalling drivers and installing AMD ones? Keep my GTX470 in the computer, go to control panel and uninstall everything Nvidia related, then turn off and plug the 7870 in and go to AMD's website and download latest drivers and install?


Run Windows Easy Transfer Migration, deselect all the big files, just have Windows Settings & relevant stuff.
Save that to HDD.

run Sysprep.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/135077-windows-7-installation-transfer-new-computer.html

Follow that upon bootup follow BradleyW's guide

No reinstall needed whatsoever, no BSODS nada. Just need windows reactivation.
If you don't have your windows key, use belarc advisor to pull it.


After learning about sysprep and combining it with easy transfer, I literally don't have to do anything between hardware changes. I just run those tools swap out the hardware, no settings different, all my taskbar icons are the same ones I pinned, it's lovely.
Quote:
Originally Posted by EduFurtado View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by cooler2442 View Post

Another question:

It's my first AMD card and I'm coming from Nvidia, how should I go about uninstalling drivers and installing AMD ones? Keep my GTX470 in the computer, go to control panel and uninstall everything Nvidia related, then turn off and plug the 7870 in and go to AMD's website and download latest drivers and install?

A fresh windows install would be the best you can do, but, I would:
1- uninstall nvidia drivers (completely)
2- shut down and remove nvidia card
3- connect your AMD card
4- turn on and install amd drivers

although, even having an amd card, some games will have you install a part of nvidia drivers, mainly the physX part of it

This could work but sysprep is safer. It strips system of all drivers it uses.
Safer than the 1234 listed above, and way faster than fresh install.

I did this to switch from my 560 Ti 448 to my 7970.

This looks cool. Does it also remove programs or does it leave them intact?
What about windows components, such as .net framework 2.5, 3.0, etc?


I usually do a fresh install because I can get rid of all the software I once installed and never use, junk files from games I played and then uninstalled, etc, etc.
post #20 of 113
Quote:
Originally Posted by EduFurtado View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by FlashFir View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by cooler2442 View Post

Another question:

It's my first AMD card and I'm coming from Nvidia, how should I go about uninstalling drivers and installing AMD ones? Keep my GTX470 in the computer, go to control panel and uninstall everything Nvidia related, then turn off and plug the 7870 in and go to AMD's website and download latest drivers and install?


Run Windows Easy Transfer Migration, deselect all the big files, just have Windows Settings & relevant stuff.
Save that to HDD.

run Sysprep.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/135077-windows-7-installation-transfer-new-computer.html

Follow that upon bootup follow BradleyW's guide

No reinstall needed whatsoever, no BSODS nada. Just need windows reactivation.
If you don't have your windows key, use belarc advisor to pull it.


After learning about sysprep and combining it with easy transfer, I literally don't have to do anything between hardware changes. I just run those tools swap out the hardware, no settings different, all my taskbar icons are the same ones I pinned, it's lovely.
Quote:
Originally Posted by EduFurtado View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by cooler2442 View Post

Another question:

It's my first AMD card and I'm coming from Nvidia, how should I go about uninstalling drivers and installing AMD ones? Keep my GTX470 in the computer, go to control panel and uninstall everything Nvidia related, then turn off and plug the 7870 in and go to AMD's website and download latest drivers and install?

A fresh windows install would be the best you can do, but, I would:
1- uninstall nvidia drivers (completely)
2- shut down and remove nvidia card
3- connect your AMD card
4- turn on and install amd drivers

although, even having an amd card, some games will have you install a part of nvidia drivers, mainly the physX part of it

This could work but sysprep is safer. It strips system of all drivers it uses.
Safer than the 1234 listed above, and way faster than fresh install.

I did this to switch from my 560 Ti 448 to my 7970.

This looks cool. Does it also remove programs or does it leave them intact?
What about windows components, such as .net framework 2.5, 3.0, etc?


I usually do a fresh install because I can get rid of all the software I once installed and never use, junk files from games I played and then uninstalled, etc, etc.

Easy transfer keeps all your windows settings
Sysprep keeps all installed programs. gg. It is as good as it sounds.

It leaves things intact. That's a good thing in my book.
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