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breathemetal
12-09-07, 03:06 PM
So whats the best way to install drivers?

I've always:

1) Uninstalled them through the cp
2) Reboot into Safe Mode
3) Run Driver Sweeper and make sure the Nvidia folder in C is deleted
4) Reboot
5) Install new driver
6) Reboot

Hapatingjaky
12-09-07, 03:17 PM
So whats the best way to install drivers?

I've always:

1) Uninstalled them through the cp
2) Reboot into Safe Mode
3) Run Driver Sweeper and make sure the Nvidia folder in C is deleted
4) Reboot
5) Install new driver
6) Reboot

Thats exactly how I've done it. In XP though I'd always run Reg Cleaner after rebooting from Safemode. Now that I am on Vista I can not get RegSupremePro to work properly so I just do what you do now.

breathemetal
12-09-07, 03:35 PM
Everytime i install any driver past the 163.75's i get that damned nvcpl.dll error

Anyone know how to fix that?

breathemetal
12-09-07, 03:57 PM
Anyone?

henrybravo
12-09-07, 05:13 PM
Uninstall, reboot, install, reboot. Has always worked for me, no problems.

HB

LORD-eX-Bu
12-09-07, 05:40 PM
yep, I've pretty much stopped using driver cleaner and all that other crap, I just uninstall, boot into safe mode and install the new drivers and boot normally again :lol:

breathemetal
12-09-07, 06:11 PM
you installed the drivers in safe mode?

grey_1
12-09-07, 06:54 PM
I gave my Vista method in your other post. Always worked for me.

breathemetal
12-09-07, 07:08 PM
What was that method again?

grey_1
12-09-07, 08:13 PM
What was that method again?
LoL, you gonna make me C&P from open forum to here?

Just for you man:

Using vista hp, I had to manually remove all the old driver bits on several occasions in order to get rid of that. Here's' what worked best for me.

1. Uninstall via the device manager, not program features.

2. reboot into safe mode and run driver sweeper (Cheers FnFgot!)

3. still in safe mode, navigate to sys32 and delete any leftovers you find. A mouseover will tell you if it's NV display or not.

4. reboot and install new.

Hope this helps.

breathemetal
12-09-07, 08:27 PM
Thanks lol

Ill try that tomorrow

Optimummind
12-09-07, 10:44 PM
Here's my procedure:

(1) Uninstall driver from Control Panel.
(2) Reboot and enter Safe Mode.
(3) Run Driver Sweeper followed by CCleaner's Registry cleanup.
(4) Reboot into normal mode.
(5) Run CCleaner's Registry cleanup again.
(6) Install driver.

-Optimummind

einstein_314
12-10-07, 01:01 PM
Wow....you guys are intense...here's my routine...haven't had any problems with it in over a year

Uninstall driver in program/features
reboot
Install driver
reboot

Voila.

Capt. Picard
12-10-07, 01:43 PM
Here's my procedure. I haven't had a new GPU in ages. I only upgrade drivers after a format. I have 3 partitions so formatting isn't really that big a hassle.

I format and install the new driver. Voila.

ginfest
12-11-07, 06:44 AM
Wow....you guys are intense...here's my routine...haven't had any problems with it in over a year

Uninstall driver in program/features
reboot
Install driver
reboot

Voila.

+1-the only time I have ever had any problems with a driver is when I tried to install over the old one.

crainger
12-11-07, 06:53 AM
yep, I've pretty much stopped using driver cleaner and all that other crap, I just uninstall, boot into safe mode and install the new drivers and boot normally again :lol:

Yeah I just uninstall and install. Driver cleaners are normally the cause of most issues. Grestorm doesn't recommended them, that's good enough for me to steer clear of them.

nekrosoft13
12-11-07, 07:12 AM
it would be good if nvidia would implement uninstall of previous driver right when you install the new driver.

far less people would have issues.

Gregor976
12-18-07, 03:47 AM
I've tried all those methods at 1 time or another. Since the 6800 era though, I've generally just installed the new drivers using the update driver feature in the device manager. At first I was doubtful about whether it was safe, but after checking 15-20 different beta driver installs in device manager I have yet to have a problem using this method.

I trust it more than the nvidia setup program now. If I change cards or suspect a problem I go to safe mode and run driver cleaner, but that's only 3-4 times since the 6800's. I've used the same method in Vista 64 since I installed it last week. I've already changed drivers like 6 or 7 times first with various 163.xx drivers then with the 169.xx's.

Phyxion
12-19-07, 12:21 AM
So whats the best way to install drivers?

I've always:

1) Uninstalled them through the cp
2) Reboot into Safe Mode
3) Run Driver Sweeper and make sure the Nvidia folder in C is deleted
4) Reboot
5) Install new driver
6) Reboot
My way:
Run Driver Sweeper (If you want to remove the NVIDIA folder go to Options and select it!)
Reboot
Install new driver
Reboot

That's all needed if you use the lastest version of Driver Sweeper, even though it states different in the readme. If you clean at reboot all files will be able to delete while in normal mode not, but the files will be deleted upon reboot then.

Dragunov
12-19-07, 05:23 PM
it would be good if nvidia would implement uninstall of previous driver right when you install the new driver.

far less people would have issues.

I thought they had this in their driver :cool:

Well my steps:

1) Uninstall the driver
2) Boot into safemode
3) Run Drive Sweeper and Drivercleaner.NET (got a free one, cause I was the Dutch translator :D )
4) Reboot
5) Install new driver
6) Reboot

Isola
12-20-07, 04:11 PM
uninstall
reboot
install new driver
reboot


no problem with this Queue

Monolyth
12-20-07, 04:25 PM
uninstall
reboot
install
reboot

No worries. ;)

thunderhippo
12-22-07, 11:42 AM
I don't use driver cleaner anymore.
just download and run the file.