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Last year, my graphics card (nvidia) on my i7 brand new computer became a bit weird after a windows feature update. The screen shrank and games were no longer functioning properly. Then I deleted it, and it was still the same. It has been a long time since then, please could someone let me know what to do.

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Hey,
Last year, my graphics card (nvidia) on my i7 brand new computer became a bit weird after a windows feature update. The screen shrank and games were no longer functioning properly. Then I deleted it, and it was still the same. It has been a long time since then, please could someone let me know what to do.

Thank you.
What graphics card is it?
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What graphics card is it?
it was a nvidia one, not sure about all the details sorry.
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Broad advice , but the first thing i;d be trying to do is reinstall the NVIDIA drivers that came with the card.
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deleted what?
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it was a nvidia one, not sure about all the details sorry.
Download the GeForce Experience app from Nvidia's website if you don't already have it (I would assume it came preinstalled on the laptop) and have it search and download the newest drivers.
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Broad advice , but the first thing i;d be trying to do is reinstall the NVIDIA drivers that came with the card.
yeah, but not sure how to and if this could make it worse
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Download the GeForce Experience app from Nvidia's website if you don't already have it (I would assume it came preinstalled on the laptop) and have it search and download the newest drivers.
thank you, will try this on my computer
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yeah, but not sure how to and if this could make it worse
Drivers are a basic requirement for parts of a computer to work properly, there's no way having correct drivers can make things worse in this context.
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yeah, but not sure how to and if this could make it worse
If you don't know what the card is and how drivers work, could you clarify exactly what you mean by 'you deleted it?' (it could mean a few things)

Are we talking about a desktop PC with a physical NVIDIA graphics card in it, or a laptop with what we would call 'integrated' graphics.

As Gofre says the NVIDIA website is probably the best bet. unless your PC came with a specific NVIDIA install CD or something, in which case i'd try that first), and no, this will realistically not make it worse.

Most Windows PC's also have some way to go back and restore the system to a previous time, ie: before the windows update, but you'd need to do a bit of reading on that.
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If you don't know what the card is and how drivers work, could you clarify exactly what you mean by 'you deleted it?' (it could mean a few things)
My guess is an update messed with the display scaling, and they ended up deleting the drivers and they're laptop just sticks to the i7's integrated graphics now.
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Drivers are a basic requirement for parts of a computer to work properly, there's no way having correct drivers can make things worse in this context.
yes, but in the process something may happen i fear
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If you don't know what the card is and how drivers work, could you clarify exactly what you mean by 'you deleted it?' (it could mean a few things)

Are we talking about a desktop PC with a physical NVIDIA graphics card in it, or a laptop with what we would call 'integrated' graphics.

As Gofre says the NVIDIA website is probably the best bet. unless your PC came with a specific NVIDIA install CD or something, in which case i'd try that first), and no, this will realistically not make it worse.

Most Windows PC's also have some way to go back and restore the system to a previous time, ie: before the windows update, but you'd need to do a bit of reading on that.
It's a PC with a physical NVIDIA graphics card. I went on the control panel and deleted it there. Thanks.
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yes, but in the process something may happen i fear
If something happens then you've got bigger problems with your computer.
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(Original post by b1nary)
Hey,
Last year, my graphics card (nvidia) on my i7 brand new computer became a bit weird after a windows feature update. The screen shrank and games were no longer functioning properly. Then I deleted it, and it was still the same. It has been a long time since then, please could someone let me know what to do.

Thank you.
You deleted your graphics driver, not your card :lol:

Erm, go to Nvidia's website and download the GeForce tool, reinstall the drivers and you should be good to go in theory.

Windows updates can do weird stuff to drivers some of the time, usually it's sorted out by updating the driver and not deleting it!
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You deleted your graphics driver, not your card :lol:

Erm, go to Nvidia's website and download the GeForce tool, reinstall the drivers and you should be good to go in theory.
oh ok,
thank you
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If installing the latest drivers for your card doesn't fix it, see if you can get it repaired or replaced under warranty.

If not go on ebay and get yourself an equivalent spec graphics card. You can get good cards for £70 or less.
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If installing the latest drivers for your card doesn't fix it, see if you can get it repaired or replaced under warranty.

If not go on ebay and get yourself an equivalent spec graphics card. You can get good cards for £70 or less.
Ok, thanks.
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