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How To: Reinstall Video Drivers (Quick Guide)


My name is Dave
Apr 10, 2006
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Parkland County, Alberta
System Name Gamer
Processor Intel i7-6700K (ES)
Motherboard MSI Aegis TI
Cooling Custom Dragon Cooler
Memory 16 GB Kingston HyperX 2133 MHz C13
Video Card(s) 2x MSI GAMING GTX 980
Storage 2x Intel 600P
Display(s) Dell 3008WFP
Case MSI Aegis Ti
Mouse MSI Interceptor DS B1
Keyboard MSI DS4200 GAMING Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Home
Do you even need to uninstall drivers now if you are switching out a card?
I have found that if you replace NVidia cards, Windows installs whatever driver it likes, which might not be the most current.


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Jul 19, 2006
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Processor Intel i7 8700k
Motherboard Gigabyte z370 AORUS Gaming 7
Cooling Water
Memory 16gb G.Skill 4000 MHz DDR4
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 1080
Storage 3 x Samsung Evo 850 500GB, 1 x 250GB, 2 x 2TB HDD
Display(s) Nixeus EDG27
Case Thermaltake X5
Power Supply Corsair HX1000i
Mouse Zowie EC1-B
Software Windows 10

-Added links to AMD/Nvidia driver pages
-Added link to Display Driver Uninstaller. Which, if you use, you can pretty much disregard the rest of the guide as it does a nice job of cleaning out the old drivers. :)