WIN2K - nVidia Detonator Driver installation WARNING : Do NOT use the UPDATE DRIVER or UNINSTALL options in Display Settings Advanced Adaptor Properties Driver window. Neither of these will delete old video card driver files. Click for details These leftover files can, and do, make installation of new drivers difficult, messy and sometimes impossible. The only failsafe way to install new drivers is : A Preparation Download the new driver. If the driver filename ends in .exe just put it somewhere you'll be able to find it again If it ends in .zip then create a new folder and extract the zipped files into it. [You'll need a utility such as Winzip or Powerarchiver] Next, you have to remove the old drivers. Select Start:Settings:Control Panel Double click Add/Remove Programs Scroll down the list and click on the entry for NVIDIA Windows 2000/XP Display Drivers and then click the CHANGE/REMOVE button A confirm message will pop up. Click on Yes Restart your computer When it boots back up it will be in VGA mode [grey and horrible]. Do not panic! You should now be seeing an Upgrade Device Wizard.The next step depends on whether the driver you want to install ends in .exe or .zip [/list=1] B Installation of .exe driver Click Cancel To save time, disable any anti-virus software now. Go to the folder that contains the new driver and double click on it -grins- the driver, not the folder! Accept the Licence Agreement The nVidia installation Wizard appears. Click Next When the MS digital signing window appears click Yes to continue. After the installation is finished you will be prompted to restart your computer. Unless you particularly like the grey screen click yes and that's it! [/list=1] B2 Installation of .zip driver Click Next on the MS Upgrade Device Wizard The following screen appears : The option Search for a suitable driver for my device recommended] is already selected and is less scary for non-experts so just click Next. You are now looking at a screen with 4 options. Click in the box next to Specify a location and then click Next A small window pops up. Click the Browse button and select the folder which contains the new, unzipped driver files. Open it. You should see at least one filename, usually nv4_disp.dll. Highlight this file and click Open The same small window should be back but with the new pathname in the text box. Click OK You're back at the Search Results window and you should see the full path and filename of the new driver. Click Next You are now looking at our beloved MS warning that the device has not been signed. Treat it with the contempt it deserves and click Yes Almost there. You will see the files being copied and then the final Wizard window appears. Click Finish Restart your computer...and ta dah...the driver should be working. [/list=1] C Epilogue If the icons are too big or too small, adjust the display setting [256 colour/16-bit High Colour/32-bit True Colour] by right clicking on an empty patch of desktop and selecting Properties from the popup. Then click on the Settings tab and choose whichever display setting works best with your setup.