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Disable the Windows Update Service

When i do a clean install of Win10 i always integrate the latest Cumulative update then i disable the Windows Update service using NTLite and then make an ISO. This way the system does not download any drivers after it first boots up.
Why use NTLite when you can just go "services.msc" > Windows Update > Stop > Disable
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I tried to do the second step in deleting nvidia files in the c drive. Won't let me. Kept saying the folder or file is open in another program. I've already uninstall it from from program features. What am I doing wrong ?


Nvm, apparently the laptop automatically installed the basic one again after I restarted the first time. Had to uninstall that again.
Edited by krimson666 - 5/26/16 at 6:06am
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I tried to do the second step in deleting nvidia files in the c drive. Won't let me. Kept saying the folder or file is open in another program. I've already uninstall it from from program features. What am I doing wrong ?


Nvm, apparently the laptop automatically installed the basic one again after I restarted the first time. Had to uninstall that again.
Yer when you do it make sure the new driver is downloaded , disable internet so it can't load a generic driver on restart uninstall and continue with the other steps .
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Quick question, so every time I uninstall the driver the older version shows up on the list of programs to remove. Should I keep doing that until there are none and then go delete the leftover folders?
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UPDATED 19/01/2016 (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.
GPU; GTX 400 or higher.

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

I'll pass, I have everything stored in the cloud, or HDD, and installing Win 8 or WIn 10 fresh literally takes 5 mins these days. lol I find it best just to go clean, might not work for all of you but meh.
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Quick question, so every time I uninstall the driver the older version shows up on the list of programs to remove. Should I keep doing that until there are none and then go delete the leftover folders?

Anyone know the answer to this?
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Anyone know the answer to this?

win 10?

edit: i see your os is, try pulling your network cable out or something redface.gif
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Yes, W10
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edit: i see your os is, try pulling your network cable out or something redface.gif

What do you mean?
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I'll pass, I have everything stored in the cloud, or HDD, and installing Win 8 or WIn 10 fresh literally takes 5 mins these days. lol I find it best just to go clean, might not work for all of you but meh.

I format from an ISO image. Takes 3 minutes at most. I then install the latest AMD drivers. This guide is for those who don't wish to format, obviously.
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