Question How do I properly upgrade new GPU?

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I just bought MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z to upgrade my Asus GTX 770. How do I install the new GPU without having any problem?
Do I need to uninstall all the old NVIDIA driver first? Here is the list of NVIDIA drivers I found in my Programs and Features:
  1. 3D vision controller driver
  2. 3D vision driver
  3. GeForce Experience
  4. Graphics Driver
  5. HD audio driver
  6. Miracast Virtual Audio
  7. PhysX system Software
Do I uninstall all of these driver first, then install new GPU, then go to GeForce website to download new graphic driver?
And one more thing, I am using Win 8.1 and I just realized that RTX 20 series doesnt have drivers for win 8.1, am I screwed?
 

mtracy1991

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So what I did with my new gpu was..... uninstall the old drivers from my old GPU & install the new gpu's drivers. You can install the new graphic drivers and the new gpu then uninstall the old drivers.
 

Phazoner

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You can plug and unplug the graphics card at any time. The most important thing is to properly clean the old drivers using DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) which will remove any remains of the previous drivers, which can contain references to the old graphics card. Then, you will just install the brand new drivers.
 

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