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Removing video drivers

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 25, 2010 5:20:32 PM

I currently have an ATI 4870 card ... Being delivered today is my brand new nVidia GTX 470 ...

Do I need to remove the ATI drivers in my computer? Or do I just take out my ATI card and put my 470 in and boot up the computer and let Windows 7 install the drivers for the nVidia?

Just want to make sure goes smoothly for the install process. Thanks!

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a c 273 U Graphics card
a b \ Driver
a c 172 Î Nvidia
August 25, 2010 5:33:09 PM

Remove the ATi drivers first, then fit the new card and install drivers.
a c 169 U Graphics card
a b \ Driver
a b Î Nvidia
August 25, 2010 5:55:01 PM

Or do a clean install, just to make sure nothing goes wrong,here is how
1_Download and install "Driver sweeper" from and install
2_Go to add/remove programs and uninstall the driver and reboot
3_Boot to safe mode and open driver sweeper,then click on ATI and then click on clean
4_Reboot and boot normally to windows and install the new drivers after that you need to restart,and its done