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Question about reinstalling video driver


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#1 ComputerHelp69

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:11 PM

Hi guys.

 

I'm going to re-install my video driver. I know how to do it, I just have two questions.

 

1) When I uninstall the video driver via Device Manager, is my screen immediately going to go blank (so I can't see) ?

 

2) Do I reinstall the new video driver right after uninstalling the first one, or is a reboot necessary?

 

Thank you so much. I suspect a corrupt video driver is causing me problems. I have a backup I can re-install.

 

Windows 7 64-bit on a Gateway SX2870 (Intel HD Graphics)

 



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:21 PM

When you uninstall any hardware driver...Windows will try to search for/provide a driver for that component.  In the case of graphics/video...Windows will always have a default driver which enables users to see.  The biggest reason why better drivers are installed by users...has to do with higher resolutions and more features which may be possible with more current drivers.

 

So you will be able to see onscreen without the manufacturer's or mothrboard's most current drivers.

 

When I uninstall video/graphics drivers...I reboot before installing the new drivers.  I guess it's a matter of individual preference.

 

You have a Gateway system...you should get your drivers from the Gateway site which dispatches system drivers.

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:37 PM

Thank you so much for the quick reply Louis!






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