Nvidia WHQL driver 285.62

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  1. widezu69

    widezu69 Goodbye Alienware

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    clean install option....
    this is a option inside the installation ? normally a uninstall last drivers, reboot, and then install new ones.
     
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    widezu69 Goodbye Alienware

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    No with nvidia drivers, within the installation, you can choose an advanced option and then a clean install. This will wipe your computer of all old drivers and install new ones. I upgraded from 285.38 and it didn't even need a restart.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up!


    • This is the recommended driver for Battlefield 3. It contains several performance and compatibility.
      This is also the recommended and enhanced driver for Batman: Arkham City and RAGE.
      Contains a fix for the driver timeouts reported with the R285 beta drivers.
     
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    Aha. Do you think, there is a difference, if i uninstall the old ones, first, reboot, and then install the new one ?
     
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    It did ask me to restart before it finished instaling the new drivers, every thing went well. GPU-Z show the that the new drivers are installed.
    Thanks for the INFO widezu69 +1 rep for you.
     
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    Not really but I still recommend the clean install option even if you uninstall your old ones first. If upgrading from anything lower than 285, it will prompt a restart.
     
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    i have 285.38 beta now. Ok, ill try the CIO.
     
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    aaand another driver that won't recognize the hardware on my R1.

    It's starting to really annoy me... had to mod the .inf that I modded for the beta lol
     
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    katalin_2003 NBR Spectre Super Moderator

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    Guys with the M17x (1st release especiallym also tested on M17x R2 with 285M, should work for the R3 also), i modded the inf files so you can take advantage of these drivers too, enjoy.
    Follow these steps:
    • Download the 285.62 drivers to your Desktop(or wherever you want)
    • Double click and let them extract the files in the default directory (C:\NVIDIA)
    • download my attached archive and extract the two files
    • cut/copy them and paste in "C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\285.62\WinVista_Win7_64\International\Display.Driver
      And replace originals"
    • Go back to the "International" folder and run setup.exe
    • continue performing normal installation steps, choosing Custom(Advanced)>Next>and check Perform a clean installation>Next and at the windows prompt choose Install...anyway
    • Reboot when prompted and voila
    • Don't forget to reenable SLi in nVIDIA control Panel
    Cheers

    View attachment nVIDIA_285.62_INFs.zip
     
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