How to properly update your nVIDIA graphics card driver

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Ultra Male, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. HTWingNut

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    Nice guide. But why not just let DDU restart in safe mode for you so you don't have to do it manually?
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $$ on FILTH

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    Some people has run stuck in boot loop and couldn't recover... Only a new clean Win install helped.

    From Issues and solutions.txt file in DDU...

    To solve the infinite boot loop issue (stuck in Safe Mode) / password lost that some users are having, you must boot with the DVD/USB (Windows installation disk) in recovery with Command prompt OR restart the computer (not the reset button) and HOLD THE SHIFT KEY until you have the advanced option menu and the option to boot with a Command prompt and type :
    Option 1 (recommended) : bcdedit /deletevalue {default} safeboot

    * Replace "default" with the identifier of your operation system. (can be seen when you run bcdedit)
    If option 1 is not working,
    Option 2 : bootrec /rebuildbcd
    There may need to be some adjustement if you have a dualboot system. but if not , it should work correctly.
    From my personal experience, the UXTHEME patcher was a possible cause of this.
    Safe Mode may not work especially with the "Windows 10 Anniversary Update" when CSM in the bios is "Disabled". (Microsoft issue)
     
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    Interesting. So how is booting from msconfig into safe mode different than using the one in DDU?
     
  4. Papusan

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    From Phoenix Software Updates thread. For more info I think DDU's own forum threads can give better answers.

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    because if it works, great, if not, you have to format your computer as you'll be locked in safe mode and your pin/password won't work. Wagnard says it's fixed now but I don't trust it anymore.

    I don't have a PIN or password anyway so it doesn't affect me. Be brave...be like Phoenix and roll without a password :eek:
     
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  6. Papusan

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    Welcome after:D
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    Hey all. Been a long time. I'm curious if it's necessary to even update to the latest edition of DDU. I have been using a version of DDU that is probably 18 months old and never had an issue. Haven't been on it in a while and now I am seeing people talking about a problem with DDu and using it's boot into safe mode feature. I never had an issue with this on the version I am using. Do I need to update at all or can I keep using the old version I have? Also, is the problem with using DDU to boot into safe mode a Windows 10 issue or does it affect all versions of Windows? I'm still using 8.1.
     
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    You shouldn't use an old DDU version. Here we go Display Driver Uninstaller v17.0.8.1
     
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    Using outdated versions of DDU on newer drivers won't do a thorough cleaning and leaves residue behind. There's a reason DDU is constantly updated like drivers are.
     
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