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Originally Posted by Thiefofspades View Post

Is there any benefit of doing this over just grabbing the latest installer on geforce.com?
I cannot confirm on the Geforce software to remove drivers. I cannot test it. My rig has been down for over 6 weeks.
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Man Nvidia's drivers have really gone down the drain.. I'm having 100X the issues with the latest drivers than AMD. At least AMD it doesn't bluescreen all the time. Currently my latest stable driver is 310.90.
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Here's a list of nvidia entries driver cleaner comes up with, some not covered in the guide. http://i.imgur.com/i2JnVgs.jpg
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LoL @ the 40 steps for driver removal..
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It seems excessive (and for the most part it is) but it can be necessary when going from Nvidia to AMD or vise versa.
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Does it matter if you do this before or after you install the card?
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I was trying this method but i couldnt delete all the folders cause it said the files were being used by another program :/ and also when I uninstall the nvidia drivers and then reboot, at startup windows installs its own drivers since it detects there isnt any... and asks me to reboot, which i didnt do. Does this affect this method at all? i mean the windows drivers for the gpu...
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I was trying this method but i couldnt delete all the folders cause it said the files were being used by another program :/ and also when I uninstall the nvidia drivers and then reboot, at startup windows installs its own drivers since it detects there isnt any... and asks me to reboot, which i didnt do. Does this affect this method at all? i mean the windows drivers for the gpu...

To avoid Windows automatically installing drivers

Start>type gpedit.msc

Administrative Templates > System > Device Installation > Device Installation Restrictions > navigate to the bottom and double click "Prevent installation of devices not described by other policy settings"

enable this option and then OK and close

Now windows will not automatically install drivers for new devices it finds.
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Thanks for replying daguardian, but i dont have gpedit.msc in my computer :C is there anyway to access that option? I have windows 7 home premium 64 bit
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