How to properly update your nVIDIA graphics card driver

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

  1. Vaeron

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    Will this be better than using Geek Uninstaller (re: Realtek Drivers)?
     
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  2. Ultra Male

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    Leave GeekUninstaller and the likes for program uninstallations and never run them for Intel Drivers BTW as they will wipe out all the Intel folders.

    Secondly, yes it's always better to use driver specialized uninstallation tools to uninstall drivers, that's the sole purpose they were made for and developed.
     
  3. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Is Revo okay to use? I didn't find Revo removing other Intel folders like RST,DPTF and MEI when I uninstalled HD Gfx. Whereas with BCU, Geek Uninstaller etc.. they removed everything and PC was stuck at Blackscreen. I had to go Safe mode and install some basic infs to get it working.
     
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    You helped me on this one before. While tweaking my unit, you checked the folders that were being deleted. I didn't do that before, and I've been lucky that I didn't mess up (well, I didn't update Intel drivers as often before). Thanks for that new habit.
     
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    Wait so you guys dont run the installer when you first get on, do 17 other things, then remember to restart?
     
  6. Vaeron

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    Basically:
    1. Download the driver.
    2. Restart. Go to Safe Mode.
    3. Run Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU, restarts automatically).
    4. Install new driver.
    That's how I've been doing it. If anyone else can chime in, then I'm happy to learn from them as well.
     
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    Interesting that you bumped this today as I just did this this past weekend and had an observation. It appears that removal of the telemetry entries via autoruns now causes GeForce Experience to fail to start properly. Every time I try to open GeForce Experience I get the message "Something went wrong. Try restarting GeForce Experience" or something like that. Am I the only one?
     
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    you are correct. we can no longer stop nVIDIA's telemetry otherwise GeForce Experience won't work.
     
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