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Need help installing drivers& antivirus

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by painkiller, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. painkiller

    painkiller

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    Hi im not very computer proficient so please forgive me!recently my computer has been showing a blue screen whenever i try palying games, telling me that i need to update my video drivers for my nvidia 5200.i bought one of those insanely expensive computer mags which had the latest drivers and was wondering how i go about installling these.if someone can walk me thru this.i also ran across a killer deal on the new McAfee security suite 2006 and was wondering how to go about intsalling it as well,i think the version i have now is 04.can i just put the disc in or what?
     
  2. Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C.

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    Before installing or updating video drivers you should uninstall the current ones with a driver uninstaller program.

    Here is the most popular,save it

    Driver Cleaner Professional 1.4

    http://majorgeeks.com/Driver_Cleaner_Professional_d3214.html

    Download and save the driver you want to use.For 5200's you might be best using an older driver like 45.23,Some of the newer ones act funny with the older cards and don't add anything.


    http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-2k_45.23.html

    Save it to your desktop or soomeplace you can find it easily.

    go to Start>Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs

    scroll down to Nvidia Windows 2000/XP Display Drivers

    click Remove.Then run the driver cleaner program

    Then restart your PC.The display will have an odd oversized resolution

    Switch off your Anti-virus program

    Now click and run the new driver (45.23) that you downloaded before.

    even if you get an update message.Do not update as long as the display looks okay.You can switcch off the update notice later.
     

  3. painkiller

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    excellent help you gave me there washington dc,it is very much appreciated.