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06 May 2011   #11
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
It shouldn't matter much between what Windows Update brings you versus what you get from Nvidia. Nvidia will likely have a newer version, but if you are having an issue across driver revisions, you should look for another cause.

If it was me, I'd use Driver Sweeper to clear out all the old drivers, then follow it up with a CCleaner reg scan. Then I'd reboot and install the lastest from Nvidia and go from there.
But again, after I rebooted, it will install drivers itself, wouldn't it? It happens quite a lot here

Nice idea with the CCleaner. I'll look out for it.


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06 May 2011   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Only if you didn't remove or clean them up. If you think it will cause an issue...then follow my steps without the reboot.
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06 May 2011   #13
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Only if you didn't remove or clean them up. If you think it will cause an issue...then follow my steps without the reboot.
Let me get this straight, so if you uninstall drivers (nvidia for taking an example), and use the control panel by removing it, it will appear again. But if I use Driver Sweeper, it won't install again? Or does this only count for the Windows Update one I have?

Thanks for super-fast answer

Yikes! 123 posts
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06 May 2011   #14
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You're the one stating they will reappear again. I haven't seen this happen since going to Windows 7. I'm not sure why, but you seem to be making this a much more complicated process than it really is. When I need to upgrade my Nvidia drivers, I remove the old ones using the control panel, reboot, run CCleaner, and then install the latest ones from Nvidia's site that I already had downloaded.

There isn't a right or wrong way of doing it. Just get the old ones off before installing the new ones, and you're done.
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06 May 2011   #15
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
You're the one stating they will reappear again. I haven't seen this happen since going to Windows 7. I'm not sure why, but you seem to be making this a much more complicated process than it really is. When I need to upgrade my Nvidia drivers, I remove the old ones using the control panel, reboot, run CCleaner, and then install the latest ones from Nvidia's site that I already had downloaded.
Yeah, sorry for complications. I know, you can uninstall Nvidia drivers like no problem. It's a way harder with the Windows Updates ones, especially when they ain't in the Update History for un-installation.

Basically, I want to avoid Windows to install the whole thing automatic.
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06 May 2011   #16
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Windows Update drivers don't get installed unless you run Windows Update, or instruct the computer to go online and look for drivers.
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06 May 2011   #17
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Yeah, I'll tick the Check for Updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.

and, I think I found was I was looking for here:
How to Stop Windows 7 Automatic Driver Installation
I'll try all this, Driver Sweeper, and all these methods, and post the fix. (well I believe this fixes everything).
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06 May 2011   #18
crc1960eddie

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
drivers

you might try the manufactures website to find an updated or better driver
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06 May 2011   #19
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crc1960eddie View Post
you might try the manufactures website to find an updated or better driver
Umm.. Nah not like that.

It's basically more like getting Windows not installing drivers automatic. And also, remove them in a right way.
But thanks for your commend, i'll post the fix tip if I have one so other people can see what's the solution is. I'm sure it will be helpful
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07 May 2011   #20
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Okay, i'm finally home today. So i'll just make sure I have this right.

Is Driver Sweeper only for removing trash and un-needed left drivers, or can I actually use it for the Graphic Driver in the Windows Update to remove it when it is there? It will be a lot easier if I just can remove it while it's there with Driver Sweeper, otherwise it will have to be a mess like Windows can't detect your card and stuff.
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