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    Fenon

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    Uninstalling Nvidia drivers and going back to older versions

    Post by Fenon on Fri May 20, 2011 12:09 pm

    I've been getting blue screens since I installed a beta version of nvidia's drivers. So I'm thinking I'll uninstall them and go back to an older version but I don't want to mess my PC up in the process so whats the best way to go about it?
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    Re: Uninstalling Nvidia drivers and going back to older versions

    Post by Neo Chade on Fri May 20, 2011 1:49 pm

    Should be able to just uninstall them from the Windows Control Panel.
    Best practice to uninstall old drivers before using new ones in any case. Stops any unforseen conflicts.

    Why did you go for Beta? Unless they fix something or have a feature you really need, not typically worth it.
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    Re: Uninstalling Nvidia drivers and going back to older versions

    Post by Fenon on Fri May 20, 2011 4:41 pm

    The beta was supposed to have fixed a performance problem in the Witcher 2, turns out it didn't completely fix the problem.

    So I go to control panel and then click "Uninstall a program". Then uninstall all the Nvidia stuff thats on there bit by bit?
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    Post by Neo Chade on Fri May 20, 2011 4:50 pm

    I would assume so. ATI just just one entry on the list Don't know what Nvidia installs.
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    Re: Uninstalling Nvidia drivers and going back to older versions

    Post by Fenon on Fri May 20, 2011 5:05 pm

    Ok gulp I'll give it a go.
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    Re: Uninstalling Nvidia drivers and going back to older versions

    Post by Darkstone on Fri May 20, 2011 5:07 pm

    If you just installed your beta driver over the top of your previous driver you can do a roll back.

    Roll Back

    I`ve never tried this so its up to you.The best and cleanest way is to download the driver you want to install and then as Neo said use control panel to remove all existing Nvidia components and then install the one you want to use.
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    Re: Uninstalling Nvidia drivers and going back to older versions

    Post by Fenon on Fri May 20, 2011 10:10 pm

    Ok the roll back appears to have worked, I just restarted my PC and it took a little longer than usually to go from the windows logo to the welcome screen. I think it did anyway, I usually start the PC before turning the TV on. There was a slight graphical glitch at the end of the windows logo animation with the other driver on the PC, thats gone now though.

    If go to control panel and then click "Uninstall a program". and uninstall the 3D vision drivers that won't damage my PC will it? I did that before and I'm wondering if it was the wrong thing to do.

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