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Mowog
09-27-2005, 11:55 AM
I mentioned elsewhere that I'm going to need to update the drivers for my GeForce FX 5200 in order to play Myst V with any degree of stability. Mr. Zebe D recommended the 77.77 drivers, and since it's been a while since I did a driver swap, I wanted to ask how best to do it. Hopefully I can get to that this evening and resume the adventure! (Although a blue screen of death is adventurous too, one's enough, thanks.)

myster3
09-27-2005, 11:59 AM
mowog,

is this on Win XP? is so, read below.

uninstall the old drivers. this can be done through the control panel => add/remove programs. reboot. install new drivers. reboot.

QED!

-myster3

Mowog
09-27-2005, 01:38 PM
Thanks, Myster!

Shortly after I posted that note, I headed for the nVidia site to get the URLs for the proper driver updates so I could e-mail them to my home account. The site has the installation instructions on the download page. I'd forgotten that you could uninstall the previous set via the Control Panel. Ha. I was trying to make it harder than it really is. But then I frequently do that with Myst games too...

Thanks,

Heimdall_G
09-27-2005, 04:07 PM
Also take a look at Myst V: Installing Video Drivers With Win XP (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/3471054943/m/9071035163).

Mr Zebe D
09-27-2005, 04:26 PM
Hi, Heimdall.

"Download accelerator" or "download helper" utilities should be disabled when downloading any drivers or DirectX.

Could you add "as should anti-virus software" to that? nvidia will at least prompt you if you have Norton antivirus.

Heimdall_G
09-27-2005, 04:40 PM
Please carefully read the driver installation procedures in Myst V: Installing Video Drivers With Win XP (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/3471054943/m/9071035163)!

Both step e.'s say in part, "Close all unnecessary applications and processes running in the background, including anti-virus software."

Mr Zebe D
09-27-2005, 05:06 PM
Yup, seen it. Thanks. :blush: