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Windows 7: Optional Update - not sure what it is ?

25 Feb 2015   #1
JoeN

win. 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Optional Update - not sure what it is ?

Received the following update from M$ today, not sure what it is wanting to do -

"nVidia - Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.2, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.3, Other hardware - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

Download size: 252.2 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Optional

nVidia Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.2, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.3, Other hardware software update released in February, 2015"

Could someone shed some light on this ?


Thanks

Joe


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25 Feb 2015   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

This is an update to your NVidia graphics card drivers, etc. It is optional because it is not necessarily required.

I personally always go to the manufacturer's (NVidia in this case) support site and get the latest drivers from there if I feel I need to update them.

Paul
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25 Feb 2015   #3
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It's because of the kernel patch from a recent patch Tuesday - apparently they updated certain parts of their driver stack to work properly with the new update. Hence the drivers are on WU as well as available from nVidia.
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26 Feb 2015   #4
JoeN

win. 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Thanks guys, I thought that is what this update was, and "yes" I always go to the Nvidia site to get the driver updates -

I downloaded the new driver from the Nvidia site yesterday (341.44), and then as usual I used "Geekuninstaller" to remove the old driver and components, been doing it this way for years, reboot and install the new driver and components - did not work this time however - driver install "failed"

Not sure what the problem is ???, had to use System Restore point, Device Mgr. did not even have the "roll back" option,

I know I can use Device Mgr. to update the driver, I just prefer to do it the way I described above -

Any thoughts on what may have happened, I am back to driver (340.52) all is well, just don't know why my old way of uninstalling old and installing new drivers didn't work -


Thanks

Joe
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