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I have Vista and I want to update my graphics drivers. When I go to remove it give me 3 options:
1. Remove all NVIDIA drivers, including display
2. Remove all NVIDIA drivers, except display
3. Remove only the following: (I can select any of the 4 of these)

-NVIDIA Display driver
-NVIDIA ethernet Driver Components
-NVIDIA Media Shield
-NVIDIA nForce System Management

Which option do I select? I just wanna update the graphics driver(With XP I was never confused when trying to do this.. haha)
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post #2 of 10
Ethernet and nforce relate to your chipset on your mobo. Don't uninstall those. Media shield sounds like something that either isn't important of comes with the gfx card's drivers (but don't take only my word because i'm not quite sure.) Display drivers are your gfx card, what you want to get rid of.
post #3 of 10
This is the best way to clean and uninstall your drivers:

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.
 
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Originally Posted by Anth0789 View Post
This is the best way to clean and uninstall your drivers:
Ok, so I'm guessing that since I have SLI, I need to uninstall both 8800GT's?
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post #5 of 10
Just chose "NVIDIA Display driver"

It will uninstall the drivers for boths cards you don't need to do this option twice.
 
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yeah, only uninstall display drivers.

if you uninstall the Ethernet drivers, your internet (via Ethernet cord) will not work!
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yeah, only uninstall display drivers.

if you uninstall the Ethernet drivers, your internet (via Ethernet cord) will not work!
ok cool, I'll only uninstall the display drivers then. Thx
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Just out of curiosity, what's the benefit of using the driver clean pro application? This is the first time I've removed display drivers with Vista, but with XP I never used this route for installing new drivers. Usually I just uninstall>restart>install new drivers. What's the benefit?(honest question)
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post #9 of 10
its supposed to be a more "clean" uninstall. I've never done anything like that unless I'm swapping vid card brands [like ATI->nVidia]
post #10 of 10
There really is none. You can uninstall drivers a number of ways. Some people prefer having other programs do it for them, others would rather just let windows uninstall them.
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