What is best way to install new Graphics card (driver and card)?

  1. CountryBumkin's Avatar
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    What is best way to install new Graphics card (driver and card)?


    I'm replacing my NVidia GTX750Ti card (it has a problem) with an NVidia GTX1050Ti. This is a Win10 x64 system.
    I downloaded the latest drivers for the card. It used to be said that one should uninstall the old driver first then install card, boot up, and install new drivers. I don't know if this sequence is still needed.

    If I don't uninstall the old drivers first - When I install the new graphics card and do the first boot up, it would be loading the old (incorrect) drivers. Is this a concern?

    My computer also has on-board graphics (HD4000, I think) so I could boot to that first if I change the BIOS settings to use on-board first. But hen I don't think I can install NVidia drivers since the new card won't be active.

    Not sure how to proceed. Thanks for you help.
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  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    What I would do is right click on the old video card in device manger, select uninstall and make sure the box to uninstall drivers is checked. Uninstall the card and the drivers in device manager, shut down the computer. When you shut down the computer, make sure to hold down the shift key when you click shut down so it does a complete shutdown and not a hybrid fast-startup shutdown. Install the new video card and boot up.
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  3. CountryBumkin's Avatar
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    Thanks for the tips.
    I did not know about the "holding the shift key". I appreciate the help.
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