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  1. #1


    Gudmund Liebach Nielsen Guest

    New Graphics Card

    I want to change the Graphics Card in my PC.
    Should I do something in Vista before changing it?

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  2. #2


    Gary Mount Guest

    Re: New Graphics Card

    You might want to download any drivers for the new graphics card first, then
    install if necessary after you have the new one in.

    "Gudmund Liebach Nielsen" <liebach@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:AC5C2622-E43D-4A27-AB9E-62D857D68D91@xxxxxx

    >I want to change the Graphics Card in my PC.
    > Should I do something in Vista before changing it?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    knobber Guest

    Re: New Graphics Card

    Uninstall previous drivers for previous card.

    Regards,

    Knobber
    "Gudmund Liebach Nielsen" <liebach@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:AC5C2622-E43D-4A27-AB9E-62D857D68D91@xxxxxx

    >I want to change the Graphics Card in my PC.
    > Should I do something in Vista before changing it?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Stephan Rose Guest

    Re: New Graphics Card

    On Thu, 11 Oct 2007 10:15:18 +0200, Gudmund Liebach Nielsen wrote:

    > I want to change the Graphics Card in my PC. Should I do something in
    > Vista before changing it?
    Yea, make sure you have the phone # for india ready to re-activate
    windows.

    Other than that, not really.

    If you currently have an nVidia card and are upgrading to a new nVidia
    card and your drivers are halfway recent you may not even have to
    reinstall the driver. Same goes for ATI.

    If you are upgrading from one manufacturer to another one however, you'll
    definitely have to install the new driver but that should be it.

    --
    Stephan
    2003 Yamaha R6

    君のこと思い出す日なんてないのは
    君のこと忘れたときがないから

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  5. #5


    Dwarf Guest

    Re: New Graphics Card

    Hi Gudmund,

    If the new card is from the same manufacturer (Nvidia or ATI), then you
    should be able to pop the new card in without any problems. If, however, it
    isn't then I recommend that you uninstall your current driver so that the
    driver in use is the one that was originally installed when you installed
    Vista, ie the WDDM generic driver. Once you have installed your new card, go
    to the website (Nvidia or AMD - ATI are part of AMD) and download the latest
    WHQL driver for your card from there. Please note that the drivers are in
    constant development, so remember to check back regularly for any updated
    versions.
    Dwarf

    "Gary Mount" wrote:

    > You might want to download any drivers for the new graphics card first, then
    > install if necessary after you have the new one in.
    >
    > "Gudmund Liebach Nielsen" <liebach@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:AC5C2622-E43D-4A27-AB9E-62D857D68D91@xxxxxx

    > >I want to change the Graphics Card in my PC.
    > > Should I do something in Vista before changing it?
    >

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  6. #6


    Gudmund Liebach Nielsen Guest

    Re: New Graphics Card

    Ok, I now know what to do, but do you really think I have to reactivate
    Vista?

    --Gudmund

    "Gudmund Liebach Nielsen" <liebach@xxxxxx> skrev i meddelelsen
    news:AC5C2622-E43D-4A27-AB9E-62D857D68D91@xxxxxx

    >I want to change the Graphics Card in my PC.
    > Should I do something in Vista before changing it?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Jake Guest

    Re: New Graphics Card


    "Gudmund Liebach Nielsen" <liebach@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:9BD5EA7A-AFF9-4CFD-975A-AE892961252F@xxxxxx

    > Ok, I now know what to do, but do you really think I have to reactivate
    > Vista?
    >
    > --Gudmund
    >
    > "Gudmund Liebach Nielsen" <liebach@xxxxxx> skrev i meddelelsen
    > news:AC5C2622-E43D-4A27-AB9E-62D857D68D91@xxxxxx

    >>I want to change the Graphics Card in my PC.
    >> Should I do something in Vista before changing it?
    If you have an OEM version installed, yes you need to reactivate Vista.


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  8. #8


    Gudmund Liebach Nielsen Guest

    Re: New Graphics Card

    OK, I have an OEM version. Do you think I have to activate by phone? Or just
    activate over the net?

    ...Gudmund

    "Jake" <santman@xxxxxx> skrev i meddelelsen
    news:eH%23oQFADIHA.5328@xxxxxx

    >
    > "Gudmund Liebach Nielsen" <liebach@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:9BD5EA7A-AFF9-4CFD-975A-AE892961252F@xxxxxx

    >> Ok, I now know what to do, but do you really think I have to reactivate
    >> Vista?
    >>
    >> --Gudmund
    >>
    >> "Gudmund Liebach Nielsen" <liebach@xxxxxx> skrev i meddelelsen
    >> news:AC5C2622-E43D-4A27-AB9E-62D857D68D91@xxxxxx

    >>>I want to change the Graphics Card in my PC.
    >>> Should I do something in Vista before changing it?
    > If you have an OEM version installed, yes you need to reactivate Vista.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Dave Guest

    Re: New Graphics Card

    IF you have to reactivate, try the internet first, if that doesn't work, try
    the phone.
    Talk to the robot, read it the huge string of numbers off the screen, tell
    it you changed some hardware, it should activate.



    "Gudmund Liebach Nielsen" <liebach@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:B08DA087-C20E-40AE-A060-5B735BF2217F@xxxxxx

    > OK, I have an OEM version. Do you think I have to activate by phone? Or
    > just activate over the net?
    >
    > ..Gudmund
    >
    > "Jake" <santman@xxxxxx> skrev i meddelelsen
    > news:eH%23oQFADIHA.5328@xxxxxx

    >>
    >> "Gudmund Liebach Nielsen" <liebach@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:9BD5EA7A-AFF9-4CFD-975A-AE892961252F@xxxxxx

    >>> Ok, I now know what to do, but do you really think I have to reactivate
    >>> Vista?
    >>>
    >>> --Gudmund
    >>>
    >>> "Gudmund Liebach Nielsen" <liebach@xxxxxx> skrev i meddelelsen
    >>> news:AC5C2622-E43D-4A27-AB9E-62D857D68D91@xxxxxx
    >>>>I want to change the Graphics Card in my PC.
    >>>> Should I do something in Vista before changing it?
    >> If you have an OEM version installed, yes you need to reactivate Vista.
    >

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  10. #10


    Dwarf Guest

    Re: New Graphics Card

    Hi Gudmund,

    I have upgraded my graphics card, processor and RAM in my machine (though
    not at the same time) and I haven't needed to reactivate Vista. The only
    times that I can think of that you would be required to reactivate would be
    if you changed too many items at the same time or changed your hard disk or
    motherboard. However, I use the retail version of Vista and it is possible
    that the OEM version will behave differently. If you do need to reactivate,
    then try to do so over the Internet. If that fails, you will need to do it by
    phone (the first time you try you will probably fail, but if you hold on you
    will be put through to an operator who will be able to give you an activation
    code. Just explain to him/her what you have done.
    Dwarf

    "Gudmund Liebach Nielsen" wrote:

    > OK, I have an OEM version. Do you think I have to activate by phone? Or just
    > activate over the net?
    >
    > ..Gudmund
    >
    > "Jake" <santman@xxxxxx> skrev i meddelelsen
    > news:eH%23oQFADIHA.5328@xxxxxx

    > >
    > > "Gudmund Liebach Nielsen" <liebach@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > > news:9BD5EA7A-AFF9-4CFD-975A-AE892961252F@xxxxxx

    > >> Ok, I now know what to do, but do you really think I have to reactivate
    > >> Vista?
    > >>
    > >> --Gudmund
    > >>
    > >> "Gudmund Liebach Nielsen" <liebach@xxxxxx> skrev i meddelelsen
    > >> news:AC5C2622-E43D-4A27-AB9E-62D857D68D91@xxxxxx
    > >>>I want to change the Graphics Card in my PC.
    > >>> Should I do something in Vista before changing it?
    > > If you have an OEM version installed, yes you need to reactivate Vista.
    >

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