How to properly update your nVIDIA graphics card driver

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

  1. Xerion

    Xerion Notebook Enthusiast

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    Would you recommend this method for updating the integrated Intel graphics driver as well?
     
  2. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Off-course
     
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    Token CDN Notebook Consultant

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    They only problem I've had doing this for Intel is it will also remove the Intel audio drivers too and the new driver won't always reinstall those properly for some reason (microphone specifically. I always end up having to get the driver update from MS to fix it).
    If you don't have the same PoS Intel SST audio my laptop is plagued with, it's probably a non-issue
     
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  4. KY_BULLET

    KY_BULLET Notebook Evangelist

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    I've used DDU a few times with no problems and now when I boot into safe mode with networking only, I cant make it to windows. I get the blue screen recovery page (ESC to boot to UEFI, F1 to run recovery programs, ETC ETC....) saying something along the lines of "Missing a critical hardware component (GPU)". 2 times in 2 days I had to use my OS install disk to undo whatever is happening.

    Anyone know what I'm missing here?
     
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  5. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    It sounds like the version of DDU being used is messed up. It is probably deleting a file that should not be deleted. This has happened in the past with other versions of DDU. For that reason I seldom update DDU. I also seldom use it in Safe Mode. I do it in normal Windows mode and choose the option to shut down. If it deletes a file it should not, that can still cause issues whether you are in normal Windows mode or Safe Mode.

    What version of DDU are you experiencing this problem with?
     
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  6. KY_BULLET

    KY_BULLET Notebook Evangelist

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    Well I'm not even able to use DDU. When I go into msconfig to choose boot into safe mode, as soon as I tap restart, it restarts but hangs up on the recovery page. So I really cant blame DDU because I didn't even get to my desktop in safe mode to use it.

    I will have to check on the version when I get off work.
     
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  7. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Hmm... I never use MSCONFIG to access Safe Mode. I use F8 to bring up the Advanced Boot Menu options. Maybe something is getting goofed up using MSCONFIG.

    Try this... admin command prompt...
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    bcdedit -set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy
    Then reboot, spam F8 after BIOS splash screen, then select Safe Mode.
     
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  8. Vasudev

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    Maybe @wagnard can help, the developer of DDU.
     
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    Like I said, I havent even been able to use DDU the past couple tries so I really cant blame it. It worked fine on the last driver update. It's probably like @Mr. Fox said, msconfig is probably borked from a windows update that slipped past me.
     
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  10. Vasudev

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    Did you check AV quarantine folder. WD flags DDU if Smartscreen is allowed, I have to whitelist DDU everytime.
     
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