best way to install detanators?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by npfanz, Mar 28, 2002.

  1. npfanz

    npfanz Guest

    I read a tutorial on this page that included using device manager to manually uninstall the video card for which you want to upgrade drivers. In a recently downloaded set of detanators, though, I read that the old drivers can be removed through control panel -> add remove programs. Any ideas on which method provides a better base for updating?

  2. MrWetsnow

    MrWetsnow Guest

    I would just like to say that I always simply do an upgrade without uninstalling the old drivers and I have yet to have a problem.


  3. da rock

    da rock Guest

    best bet is to uninstall your old drvs before installing any new ones.
    try a prog called det.destroyer to do the uninstall. it only takes a
    few minutes and could save you from probs in the future!
    try for the det. destroyer prog.
  4. npfanz

    npfanz Guest

    Yeah I have detanator destroyer but it never works for my computer (not sure why). And I know the old drivers need to be removed, I just need to know which method of removing them is better:

    a) add/remove programs
    b) through device manager

    Probably the same end result, but if there's a difference I would like to know (I know there are many many people on these forums that know more than me so I like input before I do things).

  5. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    I've yet to ever remove the old drivers and have never had a problem..guess i'm lucky :)
  6. npfanz

    npfanz Guest

    Good to know. So many websites just make a big deal about getting rid of old drivers, so I thought I'd check. It's probably just for hardcore people that overclock, etc. and care whether or not their 3dmark2001 score is 1000 or 1003.

  7. phishhead

    phishhead OSNN Senior Addict

    San Diego, California
    this is what I do download turn off my antivirus and double click the file...have't had a problem yet....tried del and reinstalling the driver in win98 tore my shit up wouldn't boot because I would get a blue screen then safe mode would put the generic vid driver...well long story short just upgrade thought I would never say that in an xp forum but in this case works fine.:D