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Question On Installing New Hardware


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#1 ryujijitei

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 01:32 PM

I'm planning to get a new video card for my computer, since my 64MB integrated graphics make even 5-year-old games lag.

My question is: Will I have to reinstall Windows and lose all my data after installing the new video card? I heard a reviewer at NewEgg say that you'd need to reinstall Windows when changing hardware, and last time I reinstalled Windows because of a malfunctioning Norton, I lost every single thing on the hard drive.

I'd really like this answered before I lose my life.

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#2 Mr Alpha

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 02:10 PM

The reviews on Newegg and similar places are worthless. They are missinforming when they aren't flat out lies.

No, you do not need to reinstall Windows when getting a new graphics card. You have to uninstall the old graphics drivers and install the new ones.
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Posted 20 June 2006 - 05:20 PM

Alright, thanks. I was always wondering if that was true or not.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 06:11 PM

And just to had you might have to disable the onboard graphics in the BIOS... but alot of the newer ones diable it automaticaly.




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