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Thanks for testing the guide mate! Glad it worked for you.
I've received a lot of feedback lately. The guide seems to work for just about everyone and has proven to fix many issues.

Only thing I did different was uninstall the "NVidia Update" first! And then the NVidia Driver and so on smile.gif

Otherwise the Updater can/did install the latest drivers automatically frown.gif
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Only thing I did different was uninstall the "NVidia Update" first! And then the NVidia Driver and so on smile.gif
Otherwise the Updater can/did install the latest drivers automatically frown.gif

I just uninstall everything via add/remove in no order specificly. Nvidia update never tried to install the latest version for me. I would check your settings to notify you rather than making auto downloads.
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I just uninstall everything via add/remove in no order specificly. Nvidia update never tried to install the latest version for me. I would check your settings to notify you rather than making auto downloads.

My setting were just notify me smile.gif

I uninstalled the driver! I went to uninstall NVidia Physx. And it said I had to reboot!
I got back in Windows, and it was installing new hardware and I couldn't stop it!
So I let it run. And it had downloaded the latest drivers from NVidia mad.gif

So I uninstalled the NVidia update, and it was all good thumb.gif
So that's the answer, right there ^^^^^ biggrin.gif
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My setting were just notify me smile.gif
I uninstalled the driver! I went to uninstall NVidia Physx. And it said I had to reboot!
I got back in Windows, and it was installing new hardware and I couldn't stop it!
So I let it run. And it had downloaded the latest drivers from NVidia mad.gif
So I uninstalled the NVidia update, and it was all good thumb.gif
So that's the answer, right there ^^^^^ biggrin.gif

That was windows update! Trust me. It does that. I will put money on it that nvidia update did not download the drivers.
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That was windows update! Trust me. It does that. I will put money on it that nvidia update did not download the drivers.

It wasn't the windows update biggrin.gif
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HIGHLY recommended you read this thread in EVGA. Instructions what to DO before installing and uninstalling older drivers to new ones. READ IT step by step!
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?high=&m=1174372&mpage=1#1174372

I selected "printable version" of this link.It came to 40 pages 32 of which were junk.
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Or, you know, just click "clean install" when you're installing new drivers. That's what it's for. To clear your old drivers.

And yes, it works well. Changed drivers on the 460 SLIs at least 3 times this way, and had zero problems. Sometimes, as the user, you can make things MIUCH more complicated than they really are.

Edit: And if you're clearing because of AMD installation (upgrading, etc) then simply uninstalling works just as well.
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Or, you know, just click "clean install" when you're installing new drivers. That's what it's for. To clear your old drivers.
And yes, it works well. Changed drivers on the 460 SLIs at least 3 times this way, and had zero problems. Sometimes, as the user, you can make things MIUCH more complicated than they really are.
Edit: And if you're clearing because of AMD installation (upgrading, etc) then simply uninstalling works just as well.

Clean install only removes any left over settings the end user changed, not all the left over files and reg edits. Its clear you don't like the guides. have you even tried them?
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Bradley congrats to you for making a very usefull guide for updating drivers ... But as suggested below there are also some in depth tips and explanations for real bugged troubleshooting of VGA drivers in Maniacs EVGA guide which is actually "stickied"for good reason ...
I wouldn't just dismiss it so quickly ...
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?high=&m=1174372&mpage=1#1174372
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Originally Posted by 78@pwnt4lif3

HIGHLY recommended you read this thread in EVGA. Instructions what to DO before installing and uninstalling older drivers to new ones. READ IT step by step!
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?high=&m=1174372&mpage=1#1174372

I selected "printable version" of this link.It came to 40 pages 32 of which were junk.

40 pages 32 of which were junk ... you can't be serious frown.gif ... or you didn't actually read them?
Granted reading all of Nvidia's driver update release notes may be boring for some, but if BFBC2 / BF3 / Skyrim Etc. keeps crashing on you, well each to his own ... but Maniacs guide leaves no "Stone Unturned"!
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When driver sweeper removes an important system file, which it will over time, come back to my thread.
"which it will over time" ... you aren't serious, "over time"? ... I completely disagree with this if "Driver Sweeper" is used properly ...
It is actually a very well written program that has "stood the test of time" for many experienced users smile.gif
 
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Tomcat, your acting as though i am trying to replace every method of uninstalling for just my method.
As for driver sweeper causing issues over time, it is true. Only reason you don't think it is, is because you don't know anyone who has had this experience. I know at least 30 poeple on various forums and at my end of Town here in Sheffield. It is a risk that "could" happen. The risk is real. Your also acting as though am calling driver sweeper. Am sure it is a good bit of kit. Hell, i use it now and again, however i've found my own guide to be 100 percent perfect each time compared to driver sweeper, which has corrupted my OS and my INF a few times. It even missed some reg files. And some reg files became so corrupt they would not delete. Something to do with the path not being empty and something or over.

I'm not calling any of the guides or driver sweeper. I'm giving an alternative for upgrading drivers, reinstalling current drivers or fixing an existing issue. I'm not calling driver sweeper. My point is, a small chance of something going wrong can happen, end of story. If you don't like the guide, move on mate. But let me tell you, i've had over 150 people comment on the guide all via the thread, PM and rep collectivly and it has fixed major issues for them and they have loved the guide.
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