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ok thanks all! will try that. How do i uninstall it tho? Uninstall program or is there a way to via the control panel?
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Alright i just got my GTX 580 and im excited but what im not excited about is...do i have to reformat? I currently own a 9800gt with the installed drivers and i would rather not reinstall windows. -.- Any work arounds if any?
For max performance, reformat and only put critical things back on.
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For max performance, reformat and only put critical things back on.
:\\ poop
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Never use driver sweeper. You can corrupt your registry if you don't know what you're doing. And that is through the "normal use" of the product.
Agreed.
Newbies like to hail DW as if its going to fix everything but I have personally had it make matters worse.
It can be effective, just be careful it you use it.

You shouldn't need to as long as you completely and properly remove the old drivers.
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:\\ poop
You don't have to if you don't want to mate, but for max performance, my suggestion is a good one
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You don't have to if you don't want to mate, but for max performance, my suggestion is a good one
yeh, on the nvidia site they told me to uninstal via the device manager, then reboot into safe mode, and then to run driver cleaner in safe mode, and then to reboot and then plug the new card into the computer, and then run the drivers install.
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Never use driver sweeper. You can corrupt your registry if you don't know what you're doing. And that is through the "normal use" of the product.

Like others have stated, simply uninstall your drivers, plug in the new card, reinstall with the latest drivers, and have fun.
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Agreed.
Newbies like to hail DW as if its going to fix everything but I have personally had it make matters worse.
It can be effective, just be careful it you use it.

You shouldn't need to as long as you completely and properly remove the old drivers.
Uhhhh maybe you guys are teh n00b$... I've never had issues with driver sweeper.

Simply uninstalling doesn't always work either in some cases hence why Driver Sweeper is recommended in most cases.
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Uhhhh maybe you guys are teh n00b$... I've never had issues with driver sweeper.

Simply uninstalling doesn't always work either in some cases hence why Driver Sweeper is recommended in most cases.
Yeah, it ask you what you want to erase. So unless you feel like removing you chipset and all, good luck.... but since you only need to remove your display driver I say it's pretty safe if you have common sense.
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I have used driver sweeper for years never had any issues with it i recommend it
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Ty all reformatting will be my option here since ny computer will just be like brand new.
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