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Anonymous
August 30, 2004 12:39:14 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

Hello out there...

I'm sorry that this is such a basic question..... but I'll hopefully get an
answer on here.........

I have a PNY FX 5950 Ultra, recently purchased. I've installed the latest
nvidia driver (61.77) and things seem to running reasonably ok,(upgraded
from an FX 5600).
BUT, I installed over the top of my previous driver. To gain maximum
performance from my new card, should I have uninstalled the previous driver
before installing the latest driver, or does the download procedure from
nvidia automatically get rid of remnants and debris from the old driver?

If I need to uninstall, and reinstall, is there a morons guidance that I can
refer to, that will lead me through the necessary process ?

Many Thanks

John Hellingsworth
Anonymous
August 30, 2004 12:39:15 AM

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Some people recommend to uninstall the previous driver. However, I never
did so and never got any problems... However, I did get problems with I
changed my videocard last year from ATI to Nvidia. I completely forgot to
uninstall ATI driver first... Gee, what a mess a created!! I had to
reformat my system...

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"John Hellingsworth" <jghellingsworth@ntlworld.com> a écrit dans le message
de news:S9rYc.738$017.433@newsfe3-gui.ntli.net...
> Hello out there...
>
> I'm sorry that this is such a basic question..... but I'll hopefully get
an
> answer on here.........
>
> I have a PNY FX 5950 Ultra, recently purchased. I've installed the latest
> nvidia driver (61.77) and things seem to running reasonably ok,(upgraded
> from an FX 5600).
> BUT, I installed over the top of my previous driver. To gain maximum
> performance from my new card, should I have uninstalled the previous
driver
> before installing the latest driver, or does the download procedure from
> nvidia automatically get rid of remnants and debris from the old driver?
>
> If I need to uninstall, and reinstall, is there a morons guidance that I
can
> refer to, that will lead me through the necessary process ?
>
> Many Thanks
>
> John Hellingsworth
>
>
Anonymous
August 30, 2004 12:39:15 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 20:39:14 GMT, "John Hellingsworth"
<jghellingsworth@ntlworld.com> wrote:

>Hello out there...
>
>I'm sorry that this is such a basic question..... but I'll hopefully get an
>answer on here.........
>
>I have a PNY FX 5950 Ultra, recently purchased. I've installed the latest
>nvidia driver (61.77) and things seem to running reasonably ok,(upgraded
>from an FX 5600).
>BUT, I installed over the top of my previous driver. To gain maximum
>performance from my new card, should I have uninstalled the previous driver
>before installing the latest driver, or does the download procedure from
>nvidia automatically get rid of remnants and debris from the old driver?
>
>If I need to uninstall, and reinstall, is there a morons guidance that I can
>refer to, that will lead me through the necessary process ?
>
>Many Thanks
>
>John Hellingsworth

If you don't have any problems, then don't worry about it. Some will
tell you to uninstall first, some will tell you to simply upgrade.

I usually uninstall using Add/Remove programs in Control Panel, do the
forced reboot, cancel out of Window's offer to find a new driver, then
run Setup on the new driver. But I've also done like you and simply
upgraded with no apparent ill effects.
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Anonymous
August 30, 2004 2:27:08 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

"John Hellingsworth" <jghellingsworth@ntlworld.com> tried to express:
> Hello out there...
>
> I'm sorry that this is such a basic question..... but I'll hopefully get an
> answer on here.........
>
> I have a PNY FX 5950 Ultra, recently purchased. I've installed the latest
> nvidia driver (61.77) and things seem to running reasonably ok,(upgraded
> from an FX 5600).
> BUT, I installed over the top of my previous driver. To gain maximum
> performance from my new card, should I have uninstalled the previous driver
> before installing the latest driver, or does the download procedure from
> nvidia automatically get rid of remnants and debris from the old driver?

I think that in the windoze world is is a good idea to go into safe mode,
uninstall the drivers, set to normal VGA, boot normally, then install
the new drivers.

I think is it really hit or miss as to whether you will have problems
when upgrading most system drivers so I like to avoid the problem by
reverting to a base system beforehand.
August 30, 2004 3:49:12 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

When I didn't uninstall my old drivers and put in a new 6800GT, I couldn't
get the Nalu or Plain Sailing Demos to run, I therefore uninstalled them,
used driver cleaner 3.0 and installed them again and it worked, so consider
it if you have any issues really.


"Folk" <Folk@folk.com> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 20:39:14 GMT, "John Hellingsworth"
> <jghellingsworth@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>
>>Hello out there...
>>
>>I'm sorry that this is such a basic question..... but I'll hopefully get
>>an
>>answer on here.........
>>
>>I have a PNY FX 5950 Ultra, recently purchased. I've installed the latest
>>nvidia driver (61.77) and things seem to running reasonably ok,(upgraded
>>from an FX 5600).
>>BUT, I installed over the top of my previous driver. To gain maximum
>>performance from my new card, should I have uninstalled the previous
>>driver
>>before installing the latest driver, or does the download procedure from
>>nvidia automatically get rid of remnants and debris from the old driver?
>>
>>If I need to uninstall, and reinstall, is there a morons guidance that I
>>can
>>refer to, that will lead me through the necessary process ?
>>
>>Many Thanks
>>
>>John Hellingsworth
>
> If you don't have any problems, then don't worry about it. Some will
> tell you to uninstall first, some will tell you to simply upgrade.
>
> I usually uninstall using Add/Remove programs in Control Panel, do the
> forced reboot, cancel out of Window's offer to find a new driver, then
> run Setup on the new driver. But I've also done like you and simply
> upgraded with no apparent ill effects.
>
Anonymous
August 31, 2004 9:29:57 PM

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nVidia recommends that you uninstall old drivers before installing new ones.
The 62.52 beta drivers do this for you if they detect other drivers. They
even do the reboot before continuing to install.
It probably takes 4 or 5 minutes to uninstall first. If you have problems
by not uninstalling first, it'll probably take a lot longer than that to
clear it up.
The choice is yours. Take your chances by not installing and you'll probably
be OK. Spend an extra 4 minutes and you're sure to be OK. Everyone makes
their decision based on their own reasons.

Gary

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"John Hellingsworth" <jghellingsworth@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:S9rYc.738$017.433@newsfe3-gui.ntli.net...
> Hello out there...
>
> I'm sorry that this is such a basic question..... but I'll hopefully get
an
> answer on here.........
>
> I have a PNY FX 5950 Ultra, recently purchased. I've installed the latest
> nvidia driver (61.77) and things seem to running reasonably ok,(upgraded
> from an FX 5600).
> BUT, I installed over the top of my previous driver. To gain maximum
> performance from my new card, should I have uninstalled the previous
driver
> before installing the latest driver, or does the download procedure from
> nvidia automatically get rid of remnants and debris from the old driver?
>
> If I need to uninstall, and reinstall, is there a morons guidance that I
can
> refer to, that will lead me through the necessary process ?
>
> Many Thanks
>
> John Hellingsworth
>
>
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