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I just read all 55 pages of this, useful guide and interesting replies, problems and solutions. And of course what thread especially one with such longevity the usual dicks trying to bag something they have no idea about.
Nice work mate!
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Just tried this method on my PC which has windows 10 64bit Home on it, after Geforce experience wouldn't recognize my MSI GTX980Ti Lightning under the Games tab, even though it showed the GPU under the My Rig tab, and it worked for me, thanks for the write up. thumb.gif
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OP GUIDE updated for Windows 10 and GTX 900 series support.

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Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post

UPDATED 18/01/2016 (DD/MM/YYYY)


GUIDE: Remove NVIDIA GPU Driver

Why was this guide created?

3rd Party software uninstallers (DDU, CCleaner, Nvidia Uninstall Utility) have been known to cause software corruption by removing essential chipset, audio and system library files. This may cause system instability, OS corruption or personal data loss.

Why should I use this guide?

If you suspect software issues with the GPU driver or plan to up/downgrade GPU/driver version, you could benefit from the guide. The posts show that around 95% of the users gave positive feedback, as it fixed short and long term issues ranging from error messages, in-game stuttering, poor SLI scaling, missing features, low FPS and driver induced system crashes.

Is this guide compatible?

Chipsets; Intel, AMD.
OS; Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10.

Remove Drivers:

1. Access Programs and Features via the Windows Control Panel

2. Remove Any Nvidia Associated Software

3. Restart the PC

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” (OS Drive)

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. Click start and type "regedit.exe", then preess enter.

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. Restart the PC

Disclaimer, use at your own risk
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OP updated.

Fixed an issue with a reg location directory.
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