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How to install a video card without uninstall

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Anonymous
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August 12, 2010 9:09:55 PM

My video card is broken and I plan on replacing it with a new one I bought, but all guides say that you should uninstall the previous drivers before putting the new card in. Since the card is broken and I can't use the computer, should I just put the new card in anyway and ten uninstall the previous drivers and that?
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2010 9:14:36 PM

looks like your only option
Anonymous
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a b \ Driver
August 12, 2010 9:22:16 PM

Could that go completely wrong or will I be able to see everything when I turn it on?
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a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2010 9:29:54 PM

what card did you have originally? what card are you replacing it with? what driver version?
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
a b \ Driver
August 12, 2010 11:14:13 PM

I had something with asus n13219 written on it before, and the one I'm replacing it with is The Nvidia GeForce 9500GT 1Gb
a c 171 U Graphics card
August 12, 2010 11:33:50 PM

Put the new card in and press F8 after the bios is done and right as windows tries to load. Boot into safe mode and run the uninstall from there.

I've never had any driver issues so if you can't get that to work for some odd reason then just boot into windows normally. Worth a shot.
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2010 11:38:45 PM

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I had something with asus n13219 written on it before, and the one I'm replacing it with is The Nvidia GeForce 9500GT 1Gb


you should be fine, but if you run into any problems, boot into safe mode and do it from there (like 474554b suggested)
a b U Graphics card
August 13, 2010 3:18:30 AM

Generally, when I went from one Nvidia to another Nvida, I never had to reinstall the drivers. Once I got into Windows, I did update them, but the machine never had problems booting up. Now, if you are going from ATI to Nvidia, and vice versa, definitely do what 474554B suggested.
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