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Noob question here lol. How do I stop windows from auto updating my Nvidia Drivers. I think there is a button that says skip process, but I am not sure. I am wanting to try older drivers for folding because I heard that you can get more PPD with 26x.xx series instead if 27x.xx series.
    
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Noob question here lol. How do I stop windows from auto updating my Nvidia Drivers. I think there is a button that says skip process, but I am not sure. I am wanting to try older drivers for folding because I heard that you can get more PPD with 26x.xx series instead if 27x.xx series.
It doesn't skip it, it's quite annoying. I've come to the conclusion that It's not as important as it was back in the XP days as overlapping drivers really do appear to fully overlap now.

This is why we also driversweep in safe mode, just to make sure as there's no longer any real to be in Vista/7 without having some type of a driver installed for our displays unless it's in safe-mode.

In my experience VistaW7's auto driver install isn't a hindrance, especially since Nvidia added the "perform a clean install" option with their forceware.

But, if you're switching from AMD to Nvidia or vice-versa, a safe mode driversweep is a must.
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So go into safe mode.. Driver Sweep and then install 26x.xx drivers. Do I need to unplug my internet or will Nvidia not auto-update in safe mode. Once I go back into normal mode will it update on its own again? also what version do you suggest for folding.
    
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So go into safe mode.. Driver Sweep and then install 26x.xx drivers. Do I need to unplug my internet or will Nvidia not auto-update in safe mode. Once I go back into normal mode will it update on its own again? also what version do you suggest for folding.

No, just install normally, and don't worry, just make sure you check "perform a clean install"

I'm not sure about folding, I know one of the past 3 versions seemed really bad for it though according to other threads. It might of been a beta version too.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 7/20/11 at 10:34pm
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The simplest way is to do what I do: Set Windows update to "download updates, but let me choose when to install them".

This way, you get a notification that you have new updates to install, and you get the opportunity to 'uncheck' updates that you don't want to happen ... which I do all the time.

Also, Ascii, believe it or not, it's not even really necessary to driver sweep when you switch from ATI to nVidia. I ran my PC for about a month last year with both Forceware and Catalyst packages installed, as I was switching back and forth between 5850's and 470's, trying to decide which I wanted to keep, and didn't want to keep uninstalling/reinstalling drivers depending on what card I had in. It caused no issues whatsoever. In Windows 7 at least, the two driver packages can coexist quite peacefully. Just an FYI.

OF course once I decided on which I wanted, I did do the safe-mode driver sweep to get rid of the ATi drivers ... but it didn't change anything at all other than removing a couple of harmless ATI processes that used to start up w/my machine before I removed them
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