cleaning up old drivers

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by gklofa, Sep 9, 2002.

  1. gklofa

    gklofa Guest

    Hi. New here. Great site.
    How do you ensure all old drivers are cleaned up off your system, to ensure there is nothing clashing with new drivers. I have recently installed xp, and had to do a great deal of updating of drivers to get the system to work properly. I want to ensure all old ones are gone. Is there a program for this?

    thanks
    Greg
     
  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    Fdisk, Format, Clean Install

    Its the easiest and most foolproof way

    JJB
     
  3. gklofa

    gklofa Guest

    Yeah, about to do that tonight. I figure it is the best way.
    regards Greg
     
  4. RobbieSan

    RobbieSan Guest

    you can also boot into safe mode and check your devices for duplicate and/or old drivers.. you can also use a registry cleaning program to search for references for devices and programs no longer installed.. unltimately though a clean install is the best way to go and worth doing..
     
  5. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest