The HP Pavilion cannot have the integrated graphics disabled in the BIOS. This can be frustrating if you are trying to do what the graphics card manual says.
Disable the on-board graphics (assuming that you are running Windows).
Turn your computer on and log on using Safe Mode. You can do this by pressing F8 repeatedly during boot up. You should come to a list of options; highlight Safe Mode using the up and down buttons, and press ‘Enter’ to select.
Right click on My Computer and select Properties.
Select the Hardware tab, and click on Device Manager.
Click on the ‘+’ by the picture of a monitor.
It should pull up your graphics device (something like Intel Integrated Graphics).
Right click on the device for your on-board graphics.
it, don’t uninstall it; otherwise, this will cause you a world of trouble.
Log off, and power your computer off.
Remove the case cover and insert the new card in an empty slot.
Plug your monitor cable into the new card, and when you log on, it should run on low resolution until the driver is installed.
It should find the new hardware, and from here, follow the graphics card installation manual. Sometimes it has programs that install the driver and not the Found New Hardware Wizard.
- You may want to wear a grounding wire, as you wouldn’t want to fry your new card or your entire system. Safety first!
- Ask for help. Never assume you know everything about computers (unless you really do).
- Wear a grounding wire, and unplug the PSU (power supply unit).
- Or you can just plug off the computer power cable.