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Windows 7: Driver Question

09 Oct 2010   #1
jason786

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Driver Question

Hey, I have an Nvidia GTS 250 Card

Windows 7 has already installed a driver from windows update, but I want to install the driver from the Nvidia site itself

If I remove and delete the driver, Windows just installs it again

Another question, will Windows ever install drivers automatically, or will they always come up under the Optional section in Windows update?

Thanks


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09 Oct 2010   #2
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jason786 View Post

If I remove and delete the driver, Windows just installs it again
Remove the win-nvidia driver.
Install the nvidia site driver.
The next time it shows up in updates, hide it, and forget about it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jason786 View Post
Another question, will Windows ever install drivers automatically, or will they always come up under the Optional section in Windows update?

Thanks
It depends on how you have updates set.
At; Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Update\Change settings. I have mine set to to download, but I pick, and choose what an when.

All my drivers have come up under optional.

Are you worried because nvidia says to only use drivers specifically built for your machine?

I recently had an update to my intel graphics that gateway said had to come from them, but I allowed MS to do it, and I'm purring along.
knock on wood.....
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