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Switching from AMD to nVidia, need help with drivers

If you want to remove all traces of your previous drivers, use DDU.

It can be done with the respective driver uninstaller, but it does leave traces, which have been known to cause issue in the past in some instances.

For me, it's an extra five minutes, it's worth using DDU just to minimize any potential issues.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello everyone, hope you guys are doin' good. So I plan to install my 1660 super into my system tomorrow and I want to know what the best way to get rid of the old drivers (RX460) and install new ones. Do I really need to use DDU or can I just use the built-in uninstaller and do it that way. And are there any things that I should stay away from. BTW: I can even reinstall windows if absolutely needed but I prefer not cuz I don't wanna re install all the apps just yet. I will eventually do it but tomorrow is not the day.

All help is appreciated, thankyou very much :)


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If you want to remove all traces of your previous drivers, use DDU.

It can be done with the respective driver uninstaller, but it does leave traces, which have been known to cause issue in the past in some instances.

For me, it's an extra five minutes, it's worth using DDU just to minimize any potential issues.


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I used DDU when i switched to NVIDIA,it worked great.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

ok, so it not that long, I don't need to reinstall any apps or reconfigure windows settings do I?

1 minute ago, Semper said:

If you want to remove all traces of your previous drivers, use DDU.

It can be done with the respective driver uninstaller, but it does leave traces, which have been known to cause issue in the past in some instances.

For me, it's an extra five minutes, it's worth using DDU just to minimize any potential issues.

 


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Just now, 8lec said:

ok, so it not that long, I don't need to reinstall any apps or reconfigure windows settings do I?

 

Generally, no, not for a GPU swap.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Semper said:

Generally, no, not for a GPU swap.

Ok, thx so much for the help really appreciate it dude :)


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1 minute ago, Taf the Ghost said:

Use DDU from safe mode, shut off the system, then switch the GPU.

Thank you sir, this is exactly what I will do


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Just now, 8lec said:

Thank you sir, this is exactly what I will do

I'd also recommend having the Nvidia driver already downloaded to the desktop. Occasionally on a GPU switch, web browsers can spazz out.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, Taf the Ghost said:

I'd also recommend having the Nvidia driver already downloaded to the desktop. Occasionally on a GPU switch, web browsers can spazz out.

Done! Thx


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  • GPU
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    500GB 860 EVO & 1TB seagate hdd
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