Replacing NVidia with ATI - Remove Native XP Drivers?

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by StoneManAl, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. StoneManAl

    StoneManAl Guest

    Just upgraded with a new hard drive and a clean install of XP Pro. Also replacing an NVidia GF3 with an ATI 9800 Pro. XP Pro automatically installed its native NVidia drivers. There's nothing in add/remove programs and no references to NVidia in the registry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER / SOFTWARE or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SOFTWARE. There's also no NVidia control panel in Display properties or NVidia Driver Helper running in Services.

    Do I need to remove the native XP PRO NVidia driver with Driver Cleaner or uninstall the driver from Device Manager?

    Thanks in advance for any help provided.
     
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  2. Arch00

    Arch00 Guest

    Gotta go to device manager and uninstall them there, then restart in Safe Mode so you can say Cancel when it tries to install them again.. Then install your updated drivers (while in safe mode ^^ )

    Should work.
     
  3. funkymonkey

    funkymonkey Ancient Guru

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    if you were using NVIDIA native drivers that came with XP then you dont need to uninstall anything.
    but you can run driver cleaner 2 to make sure all files are removed.
    Then just install latest ATI drivers.
     
  4. Stang289

    Stang289 Maha Guru

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    Thouse could be nvidia chipset drivers, or ur hard drive controller, just make sure you arent removing them.
     

  5. Stang289

    Stang289 Maha Guru

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    nevermind he has an intel chip
     

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