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Old October 9, 2011, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by boggtrotter59 View Post
I would be careful using some of those "freebie" driver cleaning programs as they can cause more harm than good... Lots of people recommend them but I don't think that they are really necessary. I've always just uninstalled the old drivers using the add/remove programs in Windows, reboot and then install the new drivers. You should be fine just doing this... I've never used any driver removal software and have never had a problem.
Originally Posted by Slik View Post
When installing a different card or drivers, first uninstall drivers from Device Manager in Windows. Reboot and install new card or drivers.
Given the fact that the OP is switching to an ATI card, I strongly disagree with the above two statements. I'm 100% sure any experienced video card reviewer will agree.

To the OP - most people would suggest something like DriverSweeper.

I personally just use Ccleaner uninstall+registry cleaner, but for switching to/from ATI I usually reformat to avoid issues.
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