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I play on driver 306.97 or something like that because it had better performance when I play diablo 3. So you can imagine everytime I run windows update (windows 8) it wants me to install the newer nvidia driver. I always make sure to uncheck the box. However today even though I unchecked the box the driver was installed I'm assuming from another update that had it within it. Is this something that requires a clean install of windows or can I just install the nvidia driver I was using (with nvidia clean install option) and I will be good to go. I don't know if things have changed but I remember when you would never want to install GPU drivers with windows.

Suggestions?

It would also be nice to know if anyone knows how/why windows installed it without it being checked to be installed its not even in my update history so it must have been part of another update.
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That sounds like a bit of an annoying feature within Windows 8...

Anywho, download the driver that you were using, uninstall the current drivers, run a driver sweep and install the new ones and you'll be good to go.

Are you sure that the new drivers don't give you a performance increase? The 306's are pretty old now.
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