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Windows 7: optional update

23 Dec 2009   #1
speeddial

Windows7 Ultimate
 
 
optional update

do i have to install this update?

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23 Dec 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello SpeedDial,

No, you do not have to. It's just to let you know that there is a new optional driver version update. If you do not want to install it, then you can hide it to not see it anymore in Windows Update. However, you might give it a try since it is a new version that may help improve your graphic card's performance. If not, you can always rollback to the previous driver version.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Dec 2009   #3
speeddial

Windows7 Ultimate
 
 

ok i'll give it a try. thanks alot Brink..
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23 Dec 2009   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

I'd go for the manufacturer's site and use driver sweeper on the old one. You can use the guide in my sig.
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23 Dec 2009   #5
speeddial

Windows7 Ultimate
 
 

is there a difference between the driver that downloaded in Windows update and manufacturer's site? now reading your tutorial. tnx
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23 Dec 2009   #6
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi, Yes, try and get the one from the manufacturer, it will work better.
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23 Dec 2009   #7
speeddial

Windows7 Ultimate
 
 

thanks a lot guys. i followed Frostmourne tutorial and works great. i have now the Nvidia Control Panel which i cant find in my previous driver. thanks
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23 Dec 2009   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted SpeedDial.
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