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ATI Driver Question

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September 22, 2008 1:02:13 PM

Hi

I recently moved over to ATI from nVidia. In personal experience I usually just installed the updated driver(s) for nVidia over the previous version to do a driver update. Should I do the same with ATI drivers, or should I first uninstall the ATI driver before installing the new one? Please advise.

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September 22, 2008 1:17:51 PM

It's always advised to uninstall drivers first
September 22, 2008 1:49:29 PM

It is always best to uninstal the old drivers before updating to newer ones.
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September 22, 2008 1:52:19 PM

Thanks for the info
September 22, 2008 2:16:42 PM

While it's true that it shouldn't be too troublesome to install a driver over a previous install, and Ati is nice there because they provide a slim driver package (no control panel, use Ati Tray Tools for lightweight configuration and a much smaller download), uninstalling a previous driver is, indeed, good practice - if you go as far as removing settings recorded in your user profiles.
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