How to Avoid NVIDIA Driver Problems
This tutorial will show you how to do a clean install of NVIDIA graphics drivers
for those having problems with the drivers.
Download the driver you want to install from your computer manufacturer or from NVIDIA.com.
See also: Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 72.
The first thing to do is open Windows updates
, in the left column click change settings, in the drop down box select check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them. The purpose of this is to keep Windows update from automatically installing a driver. We do not want conflicts with drivers.
Next go to your "C" dive and there should be a folder named Nvidia.
Open the folder and you will find a folder named 'Display Drivers', inside that folder will be all the drivers you have installed designated by number.
Delete all of the folders with numbers but Do Not delete the Display Driver Folder itself.
Next go to Control Panel (category View) and Uninstall a Program
Scroll down to the Nvidia drivers and begin to uninstall them but read the info box below before you start.
If you have an Nvidia chipset, DO NOT uninstall the chipset driver only the Display drivers. Also, uninstall all of the display type drivers but BE SURE TO UNINSTALL THE GRAPHICS DRIVER LAST.
When you uninstall the Graphics driver, Windows will request a reboot, do so. Upon reboot Windows will install a graphics adapter, that is good.
Open the new driver you downloaded, agree to terms and select custom install. Under custom install uncheck everything except the Graphics driver, PhysX and GeForce experience, if you want that. Be sure the 'CLEAN INSTALL' box is checked
Your set up should look like this.
Click next and begin the installation, after which you will reboot. This should give you a clean install of your drivers. You can now re set Windows Update to your preferred setting, as you are through.