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Okay, here's my quick question:

When I went to go play CS:S, it said my video drivers were out-dated and needed to be updated, so I went onto the NVIDIA site, selected the options they wanted me to fill out and it found my driver. Now, I go under "Driver Installation Hints" (it says to read) and it says this:


* "Download Accelerator" utilities should be disabled when downloading any drivers.

* Do not run virus protection software in the background while installing the drivers. This prevents the driver from configuring itself properly.

* Before installing new drivers make sure you uninstall all NVIDIA display drivers from the Windows Control Panel. Browse to the Start Menu > Windows Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and search for "NVIDIA Windows Display Drivers" or "NVIDIA Display Drivers" and select remove.

When I go to do the third step, I go into Control Panel and Add/Remove programs, etc. and all I see is "NVIDIA Drivers". It says nothing about "Display" in the name. Is this what I need to uninstall?
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go to www.guru3d.com
get 'driver cleaner pro'
when installed, click 'nividia' and then click remove.
when you restart... you'll have no video drivers.. and you can install away
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Yes thats what you need to un-install

The best way to do it is through Driver Cleaner Pro

Select the Nvidia drivers and not the Nvidia chipset (do this in safe mode to be on the safe side.)

Restart the comp and install new drivers

Restart comp and your all done

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Easiest method below.
D/L Driver Cleaner Pro and install http://www.filepedia.com/desktop_sof...leaner_pro.cfm
1) R/Click My Computer
2) Select Manage> Device Manager
3) Expand Display Adapter> R/Click NVIDIA GeForce xxxx/ * For ATI see notes
4) Select Uninstall> Confirm Device Removal> OK
5) Restart Computer
6) Enter Safe Mode..Tap F8 during Post
7) Once in Safe Mode> Run Driver Cleaner Pro> Select nVidia (not nForceChipset/For ATI select ATI> start Cleaning ** See notes
8) Do step 7 Twice
9) Restart Computer> Cancel out of New Found Hardware Wizard
10) Navigate to the Location of your Drivers and Install.

*Note: For ATI> Start> Control Panel> Uninstall a program> Select ATI Install Manager> Follow prompts.
Then proceed to #5
** Only ATI, see image

Edited by grunion - 2/12/10 at 12:28pm
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