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Old 09-04-02, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default detenator destroyer for winxp

is there a version of detenator destroyer for winxp out yet?
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Old 09-04-02, 06:40 PM   #2
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It's entirely unnecessary--WinXP removes drivers just fine when you uninstall them.
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Old 09-04-02, 09:37 PM   #3
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WinXP removes drivers just fine when you uninstall them.
Just make sure you're in safe mode when you do it.
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Old 09-05-02, 04:04 PM   #4
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Just make sure you're in safe mode when you do it.
why do i have to be in "safe mode " to uninstall/reinstall new drivers? i shut off all running background programs and turned off antivirus when ever i re do drivers. is it recommended to be in safe mode for a particular reason?
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Old 09-05-02, 06:31 PM   #5
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If a driver file is in use by Windows, it can't be killed, but safe mode uses generic drivers so the nVidia drivers won't be in use.
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Old 09-05-02, 06:36 PM   #6
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I've never unistalled in safe mode and have never had any problems.
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I've never unistalled in safe mode and have never had any problems.
Same here, it's always worked fine for me
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Old 09-08-02, 07:06 PM   #8
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Yeah, me too, but you can never be too careful
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Old 09-17-02, 06:27 PM   #9
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Default Safe Mode for Dirver Uninstall?

It is a *VERY* good idea to go to "SAFE MODE IN VGA MODE" to uninstall drivers specially video drivers.

Trust me.. i have had experience wiht ATI's and its almost impossible to remove ati drivers wiht the uninstallation utility...

as for nvidia like the few good men say... the driver file may be used... now it keeps a log of what is being used and deletes it on the next reboot (i.e. win98 wininit.ini).

Its also good to do so in VGA mode because not many drivers are being loaded that depend on video... espeically if you are not an expert in services and other software.

Better safe than sorry... always safe mode uninstalls.

I mean technically you can make a list of files to delete.. and delete the reg keys... and delete the files manually...

but hey ... i dont think any of you wanna do that.. ehhehe

i had to do that for my ati many times.
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