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tranman527

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Im upgrading from radeon 7500 to 9600xt. Should i uninstall the driver first then remove the old video card and put in the new one? Then download the latest driver after i put in the 9600xt.
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Hi and welcome go Geeks to Go. It does not matter what sequence you do these but I suggest doing it before you change the card. Download the latest driver for the new card. Then go to http://www.drivercleaner.net/ and download Driver Cleaner (it is free). Go to Add/Remove programs and remove the current video driver. Shut down your system and change out the video card. Then boot into SAFE MODE, and run driver cleaner TWICE, each time deleting all that it finds. Then re-boot and install the current driver for the new video card.
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Wow thanks alot, you're a great help. I didnt even know driver cleaners existed. ;) I know im a noob. :tazz:
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Most people find out about driver cleaner when the are trying to figure out why their system keeps crashing and rebooting after upgrading the video or changing the driver. It is good you didn't have to learn about it that way.
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