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New Graphics Card

  • Thread starter Gudmund Liebach Nielsen
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Gary Mount

#2
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
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>I want to change the Graphics Card in my PC.
> Should I do something in Vista before changing it?
 

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knobber

#3
Uninstall previous drivers for previous card.

Regards,

Knobber
"Gudmund Liebach Nielsen" <liebach@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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>I want to change the Graphics Card in my PC.
> Should I do something in Vista before changing it?
 

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Stephan Rose

#4
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.

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Dwarf

#5
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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Gudmund Liebach Nielsen

#6
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?
 

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J
#7
"Gudmund Liebach Nielsen" <liebach@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> 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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Gudmund Liebach Nielsen

#8
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
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>
> "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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D
#9
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
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> 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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Dwarf

#10
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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Riffrafter

#11
I just installed a new video card too. No re-activate needed.

Enjoy your new card.


"Gudmund Liebach Nielsen" <liebach@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> 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?
>
 

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