I'm trying to put in the new nvidia drivers but each time I uninstall the old ones and reboot XP keeps putting them back in. It's a right pain in the rear end. Is there anyway of stopping XP doing this so I can put the new ones in?
I don't uninstall the xp driver because as you say upon reboot it reloads. I just load straight over the top of the xp driver. If I want to change drivers again that is the one to remove. XP will load its driver then I load the new over the top again.
Make sure show hidden files and folders is on in folder options.
goto the inf folder which is in your windows folder.
Now delete any files starting with nv
Leave the files in ya recycle bin so ya can restore them if anything goes wrong.
Now uninstall the drivers and reboot. Windows will detect the card as a normal VGA card. It will ask for the drivers, just cancel that and run the detonator xp installer that you downloaded, wait for the detonators to install then restart windows.
This Should work!!! ive done it on xp home and xp pro.
Originally posted by Hipster Doofus I don't uninstall the xp driver because as you say upon reboot it reloads. I just load straight over the top of the xp driver. If I want to change drivers again that is the one to remove. XP will load its driver then I load the new over the top again.
exactly xp needs the dam defalt driver 2 load so u can load up the new driver!!!! xp cant boot without a video card driver!!! when it boot up jus put on the new driver + reboot + it will be using that 1. i wouldn't recomend deleting the defalt driver because u'll be hard pushed 2 do it as well as screwed if it goes wrong with the new driver.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS