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  • Francisco Castañeda
    Francisco Castañeda Sep 16, 2010

    What Operating System does your PC run?

  • resourcef130 Sep 16, 2010

    Before we installed the video card, the computer worked fine. It's my son's first desktop. We subscribed to cableone internet and didn't have a long enough ethernet cable to reach from the router to his desktop-so my sister-in-law gave us a video card & installed it so that he could connect wirelessly. Well, we never got it to work (could be that we bought the emachine used & it's too outdated?). So now I want to remove it and give it to a friend who can use it. I'm somewhat a computer novice -mostly know enough to get myself in trouble; but unfortunately, I'm the one in the household that knows the most about computers. Can you help?

  • resourcef130 Sep 16, 2010

    You mentioned another article but didn't post the lik? did I miss it?

  • resourcef130 Sep 16, 2010

    You mentioned another article- but didn't post the link

    or did I miss it?

  • resourcef130 Sep 16, 2010

    Yes, Exreemly! I'm a computer novice and barely know enough to get myself in trouble. My expert was very helpful and used language that I could understand. I am very grateful for the help! I give it a five star rating- 4 thumbs up! I would recommend this site for computer help to any of my friends.

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Hello there, if you uninstall the video card you will be unable to view anything on a monitor from the computer.... unless you mean to "replace" the video card?

This walkthrough, complete with video will guide you through the process of removing the card, and / or replacing it:

http://www.defcon-5.com/noc/video.cfm?docid=368


I will embed the video here:

If you want to just uninstall the software for the video card, go to START, then right click on MY COMPUTER, select PROPERTIES. From there go the device manager, could be a tab at the top (hardware tab, then device manager button), or a link on the side of the window that pops up depending on your version of windows. In there, you will see a list of all hardware in your computer. Go to DISPLAY ADAPTERS. Click on the + to the left of display adapters. At least one item will drop down, right click on each item that drops down under DISPLAY ADAPTERS and select UNINSTALL, or if your version of windows doesn't have that, it should have DELETE, but choose uninstall if it's there. You do not need to do this if you are going to physically remove the card from the computer though.

This should definitely cover your question :)

Thanks
Tim

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  • Tim Grayson
    Tim Grayson Sep 16, 2010

    Wow, ok well you are definitely confused about something, or your friend gave you misinformation. Your computer / son's computer already has a video card, otherwise he wouldn't be able to attach a monitor (screen) to the computer. They possibly gave you a wireless network card? But to use that you need a wireless router... and to have it all configured. If it is a wireless network card, well irregardless, whatever card it is, you can shut off the computer, and pull out the card. Just make sure you are pulling out the one that you just installed from your friend, and not one that was already there. The solution would be to just buy a longer ethernet cable, unless it's way too far away from the router.. in that case get someones assistance and install a wireless network in your house. It sounds like you just need a longer ethernet cable though. You can buy one here, or at least take a look at one:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000V0E...


    That is a 50 foot network cable for $6.69... free shipping and no tax.. Do you think that would be long enough?


    To be safe, just have whoever put the card in your computer take it out. If it was you, just repeat the process in reverse... shut down the computer, unscrew the card, and pull it out. That is all you need to do. But it definitely isn't a video card, or if it is, it will do you no good whatsoever.

    Thanks
    Tim

  • resourcef130 Sep 16, 2010

    Thanks so much for your time! Like I said, I know enough to get me in trouble. We did get a longer ethernet cable- from a school closing down-about 60' and that worked for internet connection. So now I just have to take out the card that was put in. The problem is that it was my brother-in-law (who lives in Phoeix-100 mi away) that did it

  • Tim Grayson
    Tim Grayson Sep 16, 2010

    I see, well it is similar to the video I posted before... Here is another article about how to "install" a card, so just go through it to familiarize yourself with the process, and then do the steps in reverse. You just need to locate the card he installed, unscrew one philips head screw holding it in, and pull it directly out. Then close the case, turn on the computer and you will be fixed!

    Please make sure you indicate I answered the question, there should be a way to indicate that on the page here, or to give me a 4 thumbs up rating, something like that indicating I was helpful. Otherwise I get no credit on the site here for the help!

    Thanks
    Tim

  • resourcef130 Sep 16, 2010

    Thanks so much-I think I can handle it. But just in case-is there a way to get in touch with you directly or through this site if I have problems? I will be going to the computer on Fri or Sun to do 'the operation". I give you a 5 star thumbs up- sometimes computer people make me feel dumb- I'm not, just of that generation that didn't have computers till college (DOS at that) and I lag a little behind.
    Have a great night and God Bless
    Robin-

  • Tim Grayson
    Tim Grayson Sep 16, 2010

    You are definitely not dumb. You can come back to this page for your question and add a comment any time and I will immediately be notified and will respond right away. Oh yes, you are right, I forgot to post the article! It is here:

    http://compreviews.about.com/od/tutorial...


    Also, please click the link or button on the page that says I successfully answered your question, or as I mentioned I will not get credit for the help here.

    Even after you have done this you can still add comments and I will still respond.

    Thanks so much
    Tim

  • Tim Grayson
    Tim Grayson Sep 16, 2010

    Awesome, thank you! :) Let me know if you can't figure it out!

    Tim

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