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Fairly straight forward yet bizzare - The Nvidia drivers are not displayed in Windows 7's "Uninstall or change a program" menu.

I'm trying to troubleshoot an issue with a 680 Lightning I just received from MSI RMA, but my inability to uninstall the drivers is getting in the way.

What do?!


All the "N"s are displayed, as you can see, all things "Nvidia" are missing!
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run the installer again and then uninstall it.
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Alright, that worked at getting the drivers to show up in the uninstall list. However, now I have a new problem.

Every time I uninstall the drivers, as soon as I reboot, windows automatically installs them through windows update.

How do I disable this? I do NOT want ANY nvidia drivers on my system until I am ready to put my 680 back in!
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i believe that is because while the drivers are uninstalled windows it does not delete the C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\XXX.XX folder. so when windows then looks for the driver it sees that and uses it. there are also registry entries that get left behind.

after uninstalling the driver, boot into safe mode and then run driver fusion to get rid of files and Ccleaner to get rid of registry entries. a word of "warning", the first time you would ever run Ccleaner for the registry entries; it could find a lot of stuff left over from other software. you may want to make sure you use the backup reg option it asks you before deleting what it finds.

because i run Ccleaner reg's cleaner often, like after windows updates, i haven't had any problems. there is also this guide here on OCN that explains how to do everything manually. though i suggest a difference with step #3 and boot into safe mode instead of normal.

ya picking up what i am throwing down? smile.gif
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I hate when software tires to be more user friendly. It inevitably always ends up causing more issues.
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