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Thanks for the guide, Brad.
However, I just tried this and ran into a problem with the latest 290 betas. Installation of the 290beta driver fails if I try to. The display, audio, PhysX, etc drivers all fail to install. This has never happened to me before, and since it only happened after I did this cleanup, I suspect something went wrong. Is this only with the 290?

I would suspect you did not delete everything or you might have removed the wrong registry entries. it is easy to mistake a reg entry.
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I would suspect you did not delete everything or you might have removed the wrong registry entries. it is easy to mistake a reg entry.

Actually, I forgot I turned off some automatic driver install group policies that I was fooling around with before, and that was the culprit. Your method worked wonderful.
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Actually, I forgot I turned off some automatic driver install group policies that I was fooling around with before, and that was the culprit. Your method worked wonderful.

Good stuff!
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Lately I've been having crazy problems with my 580 and its just been such a huge headache! For the past month it's just been crash city every time I'd sit down for a good gaming session. Earlier this evening alone I had 3 in a row! Skyrim: immediate crash reboot, BF3: immediate crash reboot, Audiosurf: 3 1/4 songs deep crash reboot. By pure chance I stumbled on this thread cause what else am I gonna do but OCN it up if I can't get my game on. Long story cut down in its prime, thank you OP for this awesome guide rep'd. thumb.gif
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Lately I've been having crazy problems with my 580 and its just been such a huge headache! For the past month it's just been crash city every time I'd sit down for a good gaming session. Earlier this evening alone I had 3 in a row! Skyrim: immediate crash reboot, BF3: immediate crash reboot, Audiosurf: 3 1/4 songs deep crash reboot. By pure chance I stumbled on this thread cause what else am I gonna do but OCN it up if I can't get my game on. Long story cut down in its prime, thank you OP for this awesome guide rep'd. thumb.gif

Glad the long term issues were sorted out!
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This should seriously be stickied.

EDIT: Oh.


Bloody new layout not letting me realise the status of threads until it's too late and I look foolish.
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Keep using the guide everyone smile.gif
Also check my ATi guide. It is not as well written but its similar to this nvidia guide.
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Awesome stuff, had some problems and always wanted a much better way to driver installation think you have done it Bradley thumbsupsmiley.png
First thing i always do is manually update malwarebytes(free) then do full scan to make sure no viruses in OS. There's been occassions where MSE full scan doesn't find all infections or trojans whereas malwarebytes finds more. Dont think be good idea to try your method if something lurking in OS that you dont know about, better to be safe than sorry.
Carefully did all your immaculate steps plus the clean install option with latest NV driver , so far no problems.

Do i need to tick the clean install option box with your guide?
Also want to try 2-3 year old drivers, so use your guide with old NV drivers to?
Does it really matter where you have the downloaded driver.exe location? have been installing drivers from a USB flashdrive which contains downloaded gpu drivers only.

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Awesome stuff, had some problems and always wanted a much better way to driver installation think you have done it Bradley thumbsupsmiley.png
First thing i always do is manually update malwarebytes(free) then do full scan to make sure no viruses in OS. There's been occassions where MSE full scan doesn't find all infections or trojans whereas malwarebytes finds more. Dont think be good idea to try your method if something lurking in OS that you dont know about, better to be safe than sorry.
Carefully did all your immaculate steps plus the clean install option with latest NV driver , so far no problems.
Do i need to tick the clean install option box with your guide?
Also want to try 2-3 year old drivers, so use your guide with old NV drivers to?
Does it really matter where you have the downloaded driver.exe location? have been installing drivers from a USB flashdrive which contains downloaded gpu drivers only.
Thankyou,

If you catch every reg entry then no you don't need to tick the clean install option., however, just to make sure, keep it ticked for peace of mind.
My guide will work with the old drivers, however some of the locations to files as stated by the guide might not exist seen as the drivers change all the time in terms of how they are installed, but the changes are minor.
It does not matter where the downloaded driver.exe is, as long as you install the drivers to your desired install directory wink.gif

Thanks for using my guide!
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