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try BOTH?

Either will work. Try one of them.
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Went portrait mode and having Nvidia issues, going to follow this guide thanks for the time!
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Thanks BradleyW, followed your guide and now have a clean install. will be doing mine this way from now on. You made this easy and quick, cant thank you enough.
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Glad it helped you out.
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Hey Thanks Bradley for your guide! I started having trouble with Starcraft II crashing to a black screen a couple minutes into every game, and went thru a support ticket with blizzard that ended up not helping me fix the problem. I have been letting geforce experience do all my driver updating, so I wasn't sure my problem could be from having the 'latest' updates from them.. I went back and forth between the latest drivers and then rolling back to something older on my rig, and a whole lot of other b.s. too trying to get that game to work but nothing helped at all... until I followed this guide and did a fresh install! Now the game seems to be working just fine again. Thanks!
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UPDATED: 12/04/2014 (DD/MM/YYYY)
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GUIDE: Nvidia GPU Drivers.

Why was this guide created?

3rd Party software uninstallers have been known to cause software corruption by removing essential files such as chipset, audio drivers and system library’s including various .dll’s within system32. These 3rd party software uninstallers include the likes of DDU and CCleaner ext.
When such files are removed or corrupted, it causes system devices to operate improperly. Many users have had to reinstall their Operating System to regain stability and/or access to their computer without abnormal functionality.

Why should I use this guide?

If you suspect software issues with your GPU drivers, or you’re planning on upgrading/downgrading GPU or driver version, you’ll benefit from this guide. I advise any new comer to read as many comments on this thread as possible to determine if this guide is suitable for your needs. The posts/comments will show that 90% of the users benefited from this guide, as it fixed short and long term issues ranging from software errors, reduced fps, alternate GPU brand conflict, SLI problems, game crashes and much more. As for the 10% of users, at least 8% out of the 10% did not actually use the guide, and decided to use software to clear up the remaining files left by the Nvidia Driver Uninstaller.

Who's compatible to use this guide?

Guide is recommended for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1. (Note: Users might not see NVIDIA files in some of the specified locations. This is normal. Just move along to the next step below.

Remove Drivers:

1. Access Add/Remove Programs via the Windows Control Panel

2. Remove Any Nvidia Associated Software

3. Reboot after the uninstall process has completed

Remove left over files/folders:

1. Access Folder Options from Windows Control Panel

2. Click the view tab and select “Show hidden files/ folders and drives (Apply Settings)

3. Access Drive “C” (Or wherever your OS is installed)

4. Delete the folder named “NVIDIA”

5. Go to “Program Files” and delete all NVIDIA associated folders

6. Go to “Program Files (x86)” and delete all NVIDIA associated folders

7. Go to “ProgramData” and delete all NVIDIA associated folders

8. Go to “Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local” and delete all NVIDIA associated folders

9. Go to “Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming” and delete all NVIDIA associated folders

Remove left over registry entries:

1. Access ‘Regedit’ (This can be found in Administrative Tools or by Windows Search)
Please Note: We will be using the left side panel within ‘regedit’ during this tutorial

2. Click “HKEY_CURRENT_USER” and extend the folder

3. Click “Software” and extend the folder

4. Delete NVIDIA associated folders

5. Click “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” and extend the folder

6. Click “SOFTWARE” and extend the folder

7. Delete NVIDIA associated folders

8. Click “Wow6432Node” and extend the folder

9. Delete NVIDIA associated folders

10. Click “HKEY_USERS” and extend the folder

11. Click “.DEFAULT” and extend the folder

12. Click “Software” and extend the folder

13. Delete NVIDIA associated folders

14. Click “S-1-5-18” and extend the folder

15. Click “Software” and extend the folder

16. Delete NVIDIA associated folders

17. Feel free to check the remaining “S-1-5” / “Software” folders for NVIDIA folders (and remove them)

18. Close ‘regedit’ and empty your recycle bin, followed by a reboot

Disclaimer, use at your own risk.

Edited by BradleyW - 4/12/14 at 4:31pm
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Does using DDU do the same thing?

Installing the 337.50 Beta was a nightmare for me - they caused a LOT of issues so I went back to the previous WHQL.

I tried reinstalling the Beta after using DDU in Safe Mode but still had the same issues.
     
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Does using DDU do the same thing?

Installing the 337.50 Beta was a nightmare for me - they caused a LOT of issues so I went back to the previous WHQL.

I tried reinstalling the Beta after using DDU in Safe Mode but still had the same issues.

In the OP, it says DDU can cause issues. This guide is a substitute.
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I still don't understand why DDU would cause issues. It does the same thing as your guide plus some extras that are proven not to produce any "issues".
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