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Windows 7: How to Prevent Video Card Drive Update


06 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
How to Prevent Video Card Drive Update

Folks,

I have looked here and at nVidia's site for this problem. My apologies should this be a repeat question.

I am running Windows 7 Preminum 64-bit, and for game compatibility reasons need to use a particular older nVidia driver. I know how to uninstall and install the correct driver, but Windows 7 automatically updates the driver right after.

I have disabled Windows Auto-Updates, disconnected the PC from the Internet, and under "Devices and Printers" disabled the automation there. Still, upon Restart Windows will update the driver.

What must I do to stop Billy from thinking he is helping me?

Regards


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06 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Sounds like Windows 7 is telling you that it MUST have the drivers to run properly.
I'm sure someone will tell you how to stop it but why don't you want the latest drivers?
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07 Feb 2010   #3

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Do this firstly - type "change device installation settings" in search and disable. You might need a driver cleaner program - go here - guru3d driver sweeper - Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (Setup) download from Guru3D.com

Hope this works - i read somewhere Windows 7 keeps a duplicate of drivers somewhere, so maybe you can bing for some more info if need be, however, driver sweeper is supposed to be compatible with Windows 7 rc, and should work with the final version, so good luck.
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08 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks whest.
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