Image for Linux - Driver Uninstall

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Someone I know just purchased a license for IFW/IFD/IFL. He has a Windows XP Pro 32 bit PC and has lost his Windows XP Pro CD.

    It appears that some left-over on-board audio drivers may not be allowing the installation of the drivers for his new PCI Sound Card. Any attempt to install the drivers for the new PCI Sound Card results in an Error. The uninstaller for the old on-board audio drivers gives an Error and will not run. The on-board audio is "turned off" in the BIOS.

    Would it be "Safe" and worth the effort to use Image for Linux CUI to uninstall all of the Windows drivers, tell Image for Linux to install the Standard IDE drivers, restart, boot into Windows and install all of the hardware drivers?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    I would recommend creating a backup image first, but it should be safe in the general sense. However, if XP requires any drivers that are removed and not reinstalled it may not be able to boot up properly (BSOD, for example). If you know what those drivers are you could add them back in after doing the "remove all" procedure. Also, you may need to reinstall some drivers once back in XP since they might not all install automatically. In any case, you would know in a few minutes if it worked or not and you could always restore the backup if it didn't.
     
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