How to properly update your nVIDIA graphics card driver

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  1. Ultra Male

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    Nice one. You could have deleted unwanted folders like here http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/nvidia-geforce-drivers-v385-69-whql-findings-fixes.809155/
    Since you install GFE separately, deleting those unwanted files like @j95 showed us, would create only some entries related to NV Shield and GFE.
    Let me ask you this, is there any reason you are disabling in game overlay of GFE? If you aren't using GFE overlay for FPS, screen recording etc then GFE isn't needed. You can get Battery boost settings in nvidia inspector.
    One more question (because you're a nice guy) were you able to get vulkan running on Intel iGPU, because whenever I tried on Optimus based system the performance was pathetic and I had to use nvidia's vulkan driver installer to get a decent FPS.
     
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    Nothing special, I have been just installing it on top of the current version for 10 years without any problem. I always install the driver and physix only, nothing else.
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $$ on FILTH

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    I have always installed Nvidia’s Alpha drivers the way @j95 do it. Fast and clean:cool: And why bother with Msconfig for boot into safe mode? Too many steps for me.
     
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    You're welcome. Glad you enjoyed the guide.

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    I usually check the option for the safe boot dialog in the DDU program, so when I start it up, it automatically will reboot into safe mode for me. I liked that it used to default to that option checked, but it doesn't anymore. Either way, good video, thanks.
     
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    it doesn't do it automatically because there were some cases where if one was using a Micro$h4ft account to login to his PC rather than a local account, he would be locked in Safe Mode as his password wouldn't work in Safe mode nor would his PIN forcing them to either format their machine or buy some tool to hack their own machine to unlock it. So since then, one must select that option to prompt to reboot into Safe Mode manually
     
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    I Use MSA on all on my Win 10 installs on every device. 3-4PCs configured the exact same way as my primary and daily usage PCs. No issues using Safe mode prompt in DDU. One user complained about DDU wrecking the BCD, so Peter Wagnard disabled that feature.
    Maybe I'll ask him politely to join NBR forums for more feedback for DDU to improve it further.
     
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    That's be nice
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Thanks, I'll send him a PM and let's see what happens.
     
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