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    Detonator Destroyer

    I sent in my Ti4600+ and am getting a 9700PRO with the refund. Currently I am using a GF2 MX400 until the new board arrives.

    I was going to install Detonator Destroyer, but it says that it's not compatible with WindowsXP PRO. Does anyone know if this utility will work XP?

    I'd be more than happy with doing a fresh install of windows to completely wipe out the drivers and start clean....but my better half will kill me!

    Any ideas?
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    please clue me in :P
    what is detonator destroyer ? :P
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    No idea about an app for WinXP, but I just went from a Ti4400 to an AIW 7500, back to a Ti4400 and then through a 9500NP to Radeon 9700 Pro (!) using this method to remove nV drivers:

    • Uninstall the drivers using the Add/Remove Programs applet in Control Panel. Don't restart.
    • Do a search for all files (inc hidden and system files) named "nv*.*" (without the quotation marks) and delete them. If the odd file will not delete don't worry too much about it.
    • Download RegCleaner and use it to remove all registry entries by the author "NVIDIA Corporation" (or similar).
    • Still in RegCleaner, remove any nVidia entries from the Startup List (generally "nv*.*").You can also use the program to remove the driver from the Add/Remove programs list if uninstallation was unsuccessful.
    • Shut down and install new card.


    Good choice on the 9700 Pro.

    MuFu.

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    As always...thanks MuFu! Im going to try your method, and hopefully I can get it to work..

    If all else fails....another reformat and fresh install...YAY!

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    Originally posted by mooP
    please clue me in :P
    what is detonator destroyer ? :P
    It's a simple utility that removes all traces of Detonator series NVidia drivers. Great to use when updating your drivers, or doing the scary switch from NVidia---->ATI. I used this many times and it's very successful...only problem is that it doesnt seem to be compatible with WindowsXP(HOME and PRO). Other than that it works great!
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    Originally posted by MuFu
    No idea about an app for WinXP, but I just went from a Ti4400 to an AIW 7500, back to a Ti4400 and then through a 9500NP to Radeon 9700 Pro (!) using this method to remove nV drivers:

    • Uninstall the drivers using the Add/Remove Programs applet in Control Panel. Don't restart.
    • Do a search for all files (inc hidden and system files) named "nv*.*" (without the quotation marks) and delete them. If the odd file will not delete don't worry too much about it.
    • Download RegCleaner and use it to remove all registry entries by the author "NVIDIA Corporation" (or similar).
    • Still in RegCleaner, remove any nVidia entries from the Startup List (generally "nv*.*").You can also use the program to remove the driver from the Add/Remove programs list if uninstallation was unsuccessful.
    • Shut down and install new card.


    Good choice on the 9700 Pro.

    MuFu.
    wow, don't you wish you just went ahead and bought the 9700pro in the beginning ? :P so much wasted money
    2100+ Tbred-B AIUHB @ 2254 (13.5x167@1.7v)
    Thermalright SLK-800a w/36cfm TMD Fan
    Gigabyte GA-7VAXP rev1.2
    512Mb Samsung pc2700
    2x30gb Maxtor 7200rpm Ata100
    40Gb Maxtor 7200rpm Ata100
    40Gb Maxtor 7200rpm Ata133
    120Gb Seagate 7200rpm Ata100 8Mb
    80Gb Maxtor 7200rpm Ata133 8Mb
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    Sapphire Radeon9500>9700 Softmod@(373.5/297)
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    Originally posted by mooP
    ... so much wasted money
    So much fun!
    If you've got your money for nothing, who cares if the chicks are free!

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    Originally posted by mooP


    wow, don't you wish you just went ahead and bought the 9700pro in the beginning ? :P so much wasted money
    Not really, no. Bet I paid less than half you did for yours.

    MuFu.

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