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ATI to Nvidia switch.

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 7, 2009 6:19:18 PM


I'm switching from ATI Radeon X1600 Pro to Nvidia GeForce 9500GT. I checkout the manual for nvidia. The instruction is not clear as whether I should uninstall the old video card's driver before I install the new card.

Should I uninstall and install the new card ?

Please advice.


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June 7, 2009 7:34:48 PM

If I understand you correctly, I'd first enter in safe-mode, remove the driver ?

Also, I don't see any uninstall utility for the (old) ATI card, so is it OK for me to remove from control-panel ( add/remove programs ) ?

June 7, 2009 8:08:48 PM

yeh remove from add/remove prog, restart, then shutdown and install the new card
June 7, 2009 9:16:31 PM

strangestranger, xaria - Thanks ! It worked like a charm.

So I logged into the windows safe mode. I've a dual boot with Linux( Ubuntu ) and Windoze and so it was tricky. After couple of trials I was able to get to the windoze menu ( press F8 at regular intervals ). Once I was in safe mode, there indeed was a removal utility from ATI itself ( ATI being my old card ). I restarted, came back to safe mode, shutdown and installed the new (nvidia) card.

Thanks for the help.