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Installing A New Graphic Card Or Updating Drivers

by Karl Davis

 

Generally unless specifically told different by the manufacturers the best way to install a graphics card is:

Set current graphics adapter to standard VGA and have new drivers ready, unzipped in a spare folder or on disk.

Shut down machine and install new card.,reboot. and when new hardware is detected say "have disk" and point to source of new drivers and select card.

If possible change adapter refresh rate to <optimal> before rebooting.

Setting Adapter to VGA

Open "My Computer"
Control Panel
Display
Properties
Settings
Advanced
Adapter
Click Change
Click Next
Change selection to display a list of all the drivers etc
Click Next
Change Selection to Show all Hardware
Now scroll to the top of the list and select Standard Display Adapter
Follow the prompts.
Before rebooting, remove the old card and re-insert the new one and re-boot.

Browse to the location where the drivers are on your cd or harddrive when prompted.

The Card then requires re-installation of direct x, to certify the drivers for full use with your new card.


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