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    Need Help Installing 3.5's

    i've heard many mixed opninions on this topic. do i need to uninstall my old drivers first then install? my friend just installed right over his old drivers and BHD works fine. i posted in the 3.5 cat discussion numerous times, but everyone was too busy complaining. i want to upgrade because some BHD missions hang and Collin McRae Rally 3 demo hangs as soon as i get into a race w/ 9700 pro device driver failure message upon reboot.
    here are my specs if they help:

    P4 2.4Ghz
    Radeon 9700 Pro 128mb
    Catalyst 3.1
    Direct X 9.0a

    i should add, i hate uninstalling drivers, i've tried it 3times, and fcked up my old computer 3 times w/ the driver cleaner.

    WinXP Home SP2 | Direct X 9.0c
    P4 2.4Ghz | 1024mb DDR SDRAM
    120gb 7200 HDD | Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 digital
    ATI RADEON 9700 Pro 128mb w/ TV-OUT and DVI
    42x CD-RW | 16x DVD-ROM


    There are so many good reasons to fold, but are there any reasons not to? NO
    Fold Now!

    #2
    i just installed over the 3.4

    no problems yet
    Sager 5680 - 2.8 P4 - 512 Meg ddr 400 Duel channel - 60 gig 8 meg cash 7200 RPM - ATI 9600 M 128 meg - 15" UXGA - DVD/CDRW-ROM - Logitech MX 310 - Logitech Internet Nav. Keyboard

    External Maxtor 200 gig - external Western Digital 250 in a (Steel Metal Box) - Sony 4X DVD-RW(external)

    opinions are like brains, everyone has them, but not everyone uses them

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      #3
      I always uninstall though the controll pannel all the old drivers and then delete all the ATI stuff in the regedit and reboot and then I install the new driver and then the control pannel.
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        #4
        this is a topic in this forum that explains it all
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          #5
          I do it this way every time (unless I am really ambitious and decide to reformat):

          1)Uninstall Control Panel

          2)Reboot

          3)Uninstall Drivers

          4)Reboot

          5)Install new drivers

          6)Reboot

          7)Install new Control Panel

          8)Reboot

          9)Choose all my resoution/d3d/opengl settings

          10)Reboot one final time.


          It might be overkill rebooting so much, but I have never had a bad driver install this way.

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            #6
            Clockwork is right, with the proceedure he outlines it will work perfectly every time.

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              #7
              can you do a driver rollback if you unistall that? i figure that if in istall over and it doesnt work right, i can just roll back and be alright?

              WinXP Home SP2 | Direct X 9.0c
              P4 2.4Ghz | 1024mb DDR SDRAM
              120gb 7200 HDD | Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 digital
              ATI RADEON 9700 Pro 128mb w/ TV-OUT and DVI
              42x CD-RW | 16x DVD-ROM


              There are so many good reasons to fold, but are there any reasons not to? NO
              Fold Now!

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                #8
                anyone else install over their previous drivers?

                WinXP Home SP2 | Direct X 9.0c
                P4 2.4Ghz | 1024mb DDR SDRAM
                120gb 7200 HDD | Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 digital
                ATI RADEON 9700 Pro 128mb w/ TV-OUT and DVI
                42x CD-RW | 16x DVD-ROM


                There are so many good reasons to fold, but are there any reasons not to? NO
                Fold Now!

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                  #9
                  I uninstalled old control panel, uninstalled old display driver. rebooted. installed new display drvier. rebooted. installed control panel rebooted.

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                    #10
                    Unless you have been using some deep tweaker tool or unofficial driver package there's no problem what so ever in installing over a previous driver.

                    Wether it helps that game or not is an entirely different matter.
                    Last edited by MS-DOS_5.0; Jun 24, 2003, 07:37 AM.
                    RadLinker, never forget.

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                      #11
                      ok, thx. i just have the factory installed Dell 3.1 cats in now. i didnt change any of it.

                      WinXP Home SP2 | Direct X 9.0c
                      P4 2.4Ghz | 1024mb DDR SDRAM
                      120gb 7200 HDD | Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 digital
                      ATI RADEON 9700 Pro 128mb w/ TV-OUT and DVI
                      42x CD-RW | 16x DVD-ROM


                      There are so many good reasons to fold, but are there any reasons not to? NO
                      Fold Now!

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