Question Is it necessary to uninstall NVIDIA drivers/programs when replacing Geforce 560Ti with a Geforce 1050Ti

dmcmillen

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I am replacing my Geforce 560Ti with an 1050Ti (mfgr by asus). After I swap the boards out and reboot, and before I install the 1050Ti drivers, is it necessary to uninstall any of the existing nvidia drivers/progs? There are 6 nvidia programs installed with the 560Ti and I believe that these same programs get installed with the 1050Ti:
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Controller Driver 390.41
  • NVIDIA Vision Driver 391.35
  • NVIDIA Geforce Experience 3.13.1.30
  • NVIDIA Graphics Driver 391.35
  • NVIDIA HD Audio Driver 1.3.36.6
  • NVIDIA PhysX System Software 9.17.0524
I believe that the NVIDIA Control Panel was installed with the driver installation. There is no way to remove it.

I am assuming that installing the 1050Ti drivers will overwrite the existing programs but wanted to verify that first. Will there be any problem when I reboot with the new 1050Ti before installing the new drivers? Don't want to take a chance of losing the screen.

Just being cautious. Thanks for the help.
 
Not necessary to do anything. Does not hurt if you trust the DDU process.

You will get a nvidia install option to do a clean new install or to keep any old settings.
I Pick a custom install selecting only the graphics driver and the HD audio.
I only select HD audio in case I ever want to use my monitor speakers if my speakers fail.
I do not use the Geforce experience which I find a bit intrusive.

Also. if you have not yet done so, configure system restore and take a system checkpoint before you do anything as well as after all is done ok.
You can then reset to a known good setup in case windows sends you a bad update.
 

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Thanks geofelt. Appreciate the info. I agree with you on the Geforce experience. Same I think on APRP, the Asus Product Registration Program.
 
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