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    NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

    NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

    How to Avoid NVIDIA Driver Problems
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    How to Avoid NVIDIA Driver Problems


       Information
    This tutorial will show you how to do a clean install of NVIDIA graphics drivers for those having problems with the drivers.



    Here's How:

    1. Download the driver you want to install from your computer manufacturer or from NVIDIA.com.
    2. 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.
    NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems-update-settings.jpg
    3. Next go to your "C" dive and there should be a folder named Nvidia.
    NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems-c-drive.jpg
    4. 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.
    NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems-display-20drivers.jpg
    5. Delete all of the folders with numbers but Do Not delete the Display Driver Folder itself.

    6. Next go to Control Panel (category View) and Uninstall a Program
    NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems-uninstall-program.jpg
    7. Scroll down to the Nvidia drivers and begin to uninstall them but read the info box below before you start.

       Information
    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.

    NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems-uninstall-drivers-cp.jpg

    NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems-uninstall-drivers-cp-1.jpg
    8. When you uninstall the Graphics driver, Windows will request a reboot, do so. Upon reboot Windows will install a graphics adapter, that is good.

    9. 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
    NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems-clean-install-drivers-set-up.jpg
    10. Your set up should look like this.
    NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems-clean-install-drivers.jpg
    11. 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.












  1. Posts : 18,415
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       #1

    Nice work Steve
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  2. Posts : 26,472
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       #2

    maxie said:
    Nice work Steve
    Thanks very much, Maxie. It's my first and most likely needs some work.
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  3. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #3

    Good job Steve, especially the Windows update part.
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  4. Arc
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  5. Posts : 2,410
    Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
       #5

    Will help for GPU upgrades. Thanks essenbe. :)
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  6. Posts : 26,472
    Windows 11 Pro
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       #6

    You're quite welcome.
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  7. Posts : 7,470
    Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
       #7

    Nice Steve this will help a lot of people with issues of late
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  8. Posts : 26,472
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       #8

    Thanks Tommy, I hope it will.
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  9. Posts : 5,915
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #9

    Great tutorial Steve. Bookmarked to point users here
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