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I was told in the chat room that i need to get Driver cleaner pro whcih i did and like do stuff in save mode. But i didnt do that hwne they told me so im gona update the driver now but i forgot the steps how to.
    
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I was told in the chat room that i need to get Driver cleaner pro whcih i did and like do stuff in save mode. But i didnt do that hwne they told me so im gona update the driver now but i forgot the steps how to.
To update graphics drivers is pretty simple, and using drivercleaner isnt entirely necessary. Its a good practice, but I only rarely ever use it.

Without driver cleaner instructions-
To update graphics drivers, go to nvidia.com or ati.com and get to the driver download area. Navigate to the drivers for your card, and download the most recent drivers. When they're saved, double click on the driver installer, and go through the steps, accepting any terms and conditions and whatnot. When you're done installing, it'll ask you to reboot. When you boot up, you'll be all set with nice shiny new drivers.

Driver Cleaner instructions-
Im not sure exactly with the driver cleaner program, but if you want to do it this way, download the drivers from whichever site, ati or nvidia first. Boot into safe mode, run driver cleaner and clean off all the old drivers for your card. Reboot, and go into safe mode again. Double click on the driver installer program you downloaded, and install all the drivers. It'll ask you to reboot, so go ahead and do that, then let it boot into the regular version of windows. You should be all set at that point.

You probably dont need to install the new graphics drivers from safe mode, but im sure it'll get the job done just fine, and do it as cleanly as possible. Either way will successfully update your drivers.
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Here is a guide:

Easiest method below.
D/L Driver Cleaner Pro and install http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=745
1) R/Click My Computer
2) Select Manage> Device Manager
3) Expand Display Adapter> R/Click NVIDIA GeForce xxxx/ATI Radeon xxxx
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, ATI CCC, ATI WMD)> start Cleaning
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.

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