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09-25-2013 03:23 PM
I'm going to install a new Nvidia NVS 315 1GB graphics card into my new HP ProDesk. I'm assuming that I install it like any other PCI card then run the driver install CD. There's no documentation or instruction that came with it so I'm assuming that's all I do. I'll make a system restore point before I do anything. Is there something I'm missing or is my method sound?
09-25-2013 04:26 PM
You should first go to the device manager, click to expand the Display Adapters section, right click on the graphics adapter you see there and select uninstall.
If there is a box to uninstall the driver as well, check that box.
Do not restart the PC. Shut it down, unplug it and install your new video card as you intended.
Failure to uninstall the old video card in the device manager can lead to problems.
09-26-2013 09:36 AM
You will have to install the drivers for the new video card after you are in Windows.
You install the video card first, then start the PC. Windows will load a standard vga driver, so you have a basic display, and then you should install the grahics driver from the CD.