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i installed one about a year ago, i know u have to boot into safe mode, delete nvidia driver, use driver cleaner pro to clean up the rest, then reboot in safe mode. but then i get lost. it says found new hardware, and i clicked cancel and double clicked the 84.12 icon and it said it didnt find any drivers or somthing

can someone give me some detailed instructions, from start to finish, on how to install a new driver? please?
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sure but its usely alot easy'r than that go to start right click on my computer select propertys click the hardware tab chose device manager then double click on the device you want to change drivers on click the driver tab then update drivers and then use your best judgment and if that don't work post back heer more spacificly what you need
    
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whatttttt?!??! i thought u had to go into safe mode, use driver cleaners etc.
will this really work? without *$#*%#$% my comp?
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Originally Posted by kppowell
i installed one about a year ago, i know u have to boot into safe mode, delete nvidia driver, use driver cleaner pro to clean up the rest, then reboot in safe mode. but then i get lost. it says found new hardware, and i clicked cancel and double clicked the 84.12 icon and it said it didnt find any drivers or somthing

can someone give me some detailed instructions, from start to finish, on how to install a new driver? please?
ive had the same exact problems your having with some drivers.... and i dont understand why... id like to know how to fix this problem aswell
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i just tried the same thing with a 84.12 driver. i restarted in safe mode, uninstalled nvidia driver, said no to "do u want to restart now", ran driver cleaner pro, restarted in safe mode, when the "found new hardware" window came up, i clicked cancel, extracted the driver, double clicked it, but it said that windows didnt find any drivers for my hardware. whattttt?T?!?!?! someone please helppp ahh!!
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when the install new hardware wizard comes say yes and brows for your driver! and did you try it like I said?
    
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