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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?

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Hi:

 

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.

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Thanks for the advice. I'll still make a restore point for redundancy.

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You're very welcome.

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If I delete the original video driver, then restart, will the new card install drivers at startup? I have a CD-ROM with drivers. Kind of a chicken or egg coming first question.

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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.

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thanks again
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