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How to perform a clean install of Nvidia Driver

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July 24, 2012 6:47:08 PM

Hello

Can someone be kind enough to teach me how to perform a clean installation of a Nvidia Driver., i ask because after countless efforts to try and resolve the "Nvidia Driver has crashed and recovered" issue i decided to try a clean re-installation but i read that simply installing over a previous driver does not completely remove the old so what are the proper steps that i have to follow?

Thank you
July 24, 2012 7:01:37 PM

I am not 100% sure if this is the entire process but it is, however, what I do.

1. Boot into safe-mode
2. Unninstall driver from device manager
3. Use a tool to check if there are any left over files/drivers
(I use drive sweeper http://phyxion.net/item/driver-sweeper.html)
4. Reinstall the new driver

Hope this helps,

Raph
July 24, 2012 7:35:56 PM

will take note of that thank you :) 
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July 24, 2012 7:53:49 PM

nVidia installer method before you 'drive sweep' method
start install of nVidia drivers then select custom install / clean install option.
July 24, 2012 8:08:10 PM

verbalizer said:
nVidia installer method before you 'drive sweep' method
start install of nVidia drivers then select custom install / clean install option.

+1
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