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Windows 7: NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

18 Jul 2015   #80
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Greg, I'm working on a crowbar now.


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18 Jul 2015   #81
GabrielK

Windows 7 Professional N 64bit
 
 

I did not try that. I just uninstalled my GPU from the device manager and physically removed it from the PC though, so i'm not sure if the Nvidia option is still present in the services.msc, or atleast i can't find it anymore.
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18 Jul 2015   #82
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Mike, even when you uninstall drivers, the drivers are left in that folder. That's why you have 2 folders in Display drivers. When you reinstall, delete all of those folders before you install the new drivers. That's really the point of this whole tutorial. Get rid of all the older drivers and only install the ones you need. I never install anything but the Display driver and PhysX. GeForce Experience is causing a lot of people all kinds of problems.
Okay thanks Steve yea I got a little in a hurry and forgot to remove the hybrid drivers.... before installing the asus card dag nabit
I believe the 3D drivers make everything look a little better now that they aren't there ?
May remove G experience now that you mention issues with it

Well I only have 1 folder now so I guess all is good display 353.30 PhysX 9.15.0428
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18 Jul 2015   #83
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

It sounds good Mike. I don't know why Nvidia puts a lot of that Junk in their drivers. They can cause all kinds of problems. You already have audio drivers, HDMI Drivers in your Motherboard drivers. It just increases the possibility of a driver conflict. Very few people use the 3D drivers, so why add them into the pot. GeForce experience in itself is OK, but along with it comes the streaming junk and a bunch of other stuff most people don't use and causes problems with other drivers. AMD does the same thing. I have no idea why. The whole point of this Tutorial was really, clean out all of the old drivers and install only what you need. I should not have included GeForce Experience in the example. But, at the time I wrote this a lot of that stuff wasn't there and caused no problems. A lot of people liked the gaming profiles they provided too. Now it's different.
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18 Jul 2015   #84
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea I've always let win updates get drivers for my little gt640 card so it's never been on the cutting edge as the most recent so this is just another new experience for me
I'm learning though
Cheers.
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18 Jul 2015   #85
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

We're all still learning.
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19 Jul 2015   #86
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It's usually coded in the Display driver version.

It looks like you've gotten a newer one than either of those, Probably from Windows Update.

In any case you can delete those two files from C as they are merely staging files for the driver install.
Hmm Greg I get reminders from NVidia all the time about updates and yet I still have only the one driver (the latest) listed ?new overwriting old?
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19 Jul 2015   #87
gregrocker

 

I would turn off the Nvidia Updater spyware. First look in msconfig>Startup and >Services tabs after Hiding all MS Services. Uncheck everything except your AV and any sync/stickies/gadgets.

Next type services.msc in Start Search box, disable all Services from Nvidia which are unneeded bloatware .
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20 Jul 2015   #88
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes Greg I don't have anything ticked in my start up tab though I do check it from time to time as CCleaner seems to have a habit of creeping back in. I think somewhere in the distant past I must have signed up to get reminders
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20 Jul 2015   #89
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

John, that comes from GeForce Experience which is a part of the Nvidia Driver package. If you uninstall GeForce Experience you will not get the reminders.
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