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My old Nvidia Graphics Card packed up and I replaced it with a Radeon Card. The computer is now working fine. However I wondered if it would be safe for me to delete the NVIDIA folder, when I click on it a folder shows saying "Display Driver".

Would I be correct in thinking anything NVIDIA is safe to delete?

Would much appreciate any advice.

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Depends

Do you have any integrated graphics related to Nvidia? I don't know what system you are running, XP,Vista,7 or your motherboard and would be a great help if you could post some specs.
Aside from that, go into device manager, see if Nvidia is listed in the list. If the card drivers are listed, you can uninstall the driver and possibly remove the software from there. Look in your add\remove programs list as well, see if there is an entry for Nvidia, uninstall from there. Simply deleting a folder may cause issues and would wait until you are sure this was for your card only, that everything is uninstalled correctly and no other programs are using this folder that may be associated with Nvidia. If everything checks out and the folder remains, then you could likely delete it.

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Computer details

OS is Vista. The Motherboard was also replaced, it is an "Asus P5P43TD". The new Graphics Card is "XFX Radeon HG5770".

I set the device manager to show hidden devices and deleted entries called NVIDIA.
There is an entry for NVIDIA Drivers in ad/remove programs, I have not deleted that as I am not sure if it is safe to do so.

I appreciate your help.

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Looked it up

I looked up the mobo and I don't see any of them that have onboard graphics. If yours does not, no monitor port on back, then it's safe to do an uninstall as they were from your old card.

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Much obliged

Will delete them later on today.
Thanks

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Unable to delete entry

The only reference to NVIDIA left on my computer is the NVIDIA drivers in add/remove. When I tried to uninstall, nothing happened. It is not showing to be taking up any room (all the other programs have their size in MB after their name).
So I think the name is showing but the drivers are deleted.
I ran CCleaner and tried to uninstall with that, but nothing happened. I had the option to delete the entry from the registry with CCleaner, but am not sure if this would be a safe thing to do. Perhaps I should just leave it showing in the add/remove.

Thanks

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Empty

You can let Ccleaner delete it, it's just pointing to something that isn't there. Of course it can be done manually by going into the registry which I don't recommend unless you have experience so in many ways it's better to let Ccleaner delete it. If you don't mind an invalid entry in the add\remove lingering, no harm there either.

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Done!

Many thanks, all went OK.

what I intend to do now is use DriverMax to backup all my drivers to a DVD. (I don't seem to have a separate drivers folder since my last reinstall of Windows).

If in the future I have to reinstall Windows, I will have all the drivers to hand.

I do appreciate your help.

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Good Idea

You are welcome Happy Glad all is going well.

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