Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › How to remove graphics card drivers?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How to remove graphics card drivers?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
I got a new graphics card and i'm not sure how to install it. I know i have to remove the drivers of the old one first. What's the best way to do this? I've seen software used but i think the simplest way is to go to device manager right click on the card and click uninstall.
Can someone give me a step-by-step instructions on how to install the card? From removing the drivers and putting the actual card in. Thank You.
I have XP

Also how do i ground myself when putting it in. Is it necessary? People say you have to, but i'v put other things in ram, another hdd, etc and never worried about it.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition @ 3.2 GHz ASUS M4A77T/USB3 XFX ATI Radeon HD 5670 4GB DDR3 1333 MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB Western Digital Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Dell 17" monitor Standard USB Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XION 700W NZXT LEXA S Microsoft habu black 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition @ 3.2 GHz ASUS M4A77T/USB3 XFX ATI Radeon HD 5670 4GB DDR3 1333 MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB Western Digital Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Dell 17" monitor Standard USB Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XION 700W NZXT LEXA S Microsoft habu black 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 4
if u install the new ones you will be fine. ive never bothered to uninstall graphics drivers. and have nver had a problem. Is it a PCI Express card? it will only go one way in into the slot on your motherboard. If it has power connectors connect the power lead from your power supply to the card.

Make sure it is either screwed in with screws to the pci bracket on the back or cliped in with clips otherwise u will risk a grounding issue.
Starscream
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8Z68-V-LX AMD 280 16gb DDR3  
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
128gb SSD BLAZE WINDOWS 10 Lg 24inch LED x2 CORSAIR 750watt 
Mouse
LOGITECH G9 
  hide details  
Reply
Starscream
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8Z68-V-LX AMD 280 16gb DDR3  
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
128gb SSD BLAZE WINDOWS 10 Lg 24inch LED x2 CORSAIR 750watt 
Mouse
LOGITECH G9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 4
I always boot into safe mode, run "driver cleaner pro" and then boot up normally and install the new drivers.

-FilluX
post #4 of 4
This is the way:
Quote:
Easiest method below.
D/L Driver Cleaner Pro or Driver Sweeper and install it.
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 or Driver Sweeper > Select nVidia (not nForceChipset/For ATI select ATI, ATI CCC, ATI WMD)> start Cleaning
8) Do step 7 Twice with Driver Cleaner Pro - With Driver Sweeper do it once.
9) Restart Computer> Cancel out of New Found Hardware Wizard
10) Navigate to the Location of your Drivers and Install.
 
Back Up PC
(13 items)
 
GF Laptop
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-7700K (Delidded) Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming  ASUS GTX 1070 ROG Strix 8GB 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB Samsung F3 1TB  Samsung SH-S223Q/BEBS DVD Burner Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2 x Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 120MM fans 4 x Enermax TB Silence Red 120mm fans 1 x Coolermaster 200mm fan 1 x Coolermaster 140mm fan 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
1 x Coolermaster 120mm fan Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit ASUS VG248QE 24" 1920x1080 144hz Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry MX Silent 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX1200 Cooler Master Cosmos II Logitech G502 Razer Vespula  
AudioAudioAudio
Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1 Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Astro A40 Headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.2Ghz Asus M2N68-LA NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE Integrated Corsair XMS2 2GB 4X1GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 640GB CB HP DVD/CD-RW Burner Windows 10 Pro x64 Samsung P2370HD @ [1920x1080p] 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 Bestec 300W HP Case Logitech G100s 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Celeron N2820 2.13Ghz Dual-core Intel HD Graphics G.SKILL SL Series 4GB DDR3L 1600MHz Samsung 850 Evo 250GB SSD 
OSMonitorMouseMouse Pad
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit 15.6" HD LED LCD Corsair M65 Razer Vespula 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Back Up PC
(13 items)
 
GF Laptop
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-7700K (Delidded) Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming  ASUS GTX 1070 ROG Strix 8GB 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB Samsung F3 1TB  Samsung SH-S223Q/BEBS DVD Burner Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2 x Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 120MM fans 4 x Enermax TB Silence Red 120mm fans 1 x Coolermaster 200mm fan 1 x Coolermaster 140mm fan 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
1 x Coolermaster 120mm fan Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit ASUS VG248QE 24" 1920x1080 144hz Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry MX Silent 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX1200 Cooler Master Cosmos II Logitech G502 Razer Vespula  
AudioAudioAudio
Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1 Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Astro A40 Headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.2Ghz Asus M2N68-LA NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE Integrated Corsair XMS2 2GB 4X1GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 640GB CB HP DVD/CD-RW Burner Windows 10 Pro x64 Samsung P2370HD @ [1920x1080p] 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 Bestec 300W HP Case Logitech G100s 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Celeron N2820 2.13Ghz Dual-core Intel HD Graphics G.SKILL SL Series 4GB DDR3L 1600MHz Samsung 850 Evo 250GB SSD 
OSMonitorMouseMouse Pad
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit 15.6" HD LED LCD Corsair M65 Razer Vespula 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Graphics Cards - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › How to remove graphics card drivers?