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Windows keeps automatically reinstalling Nvidia drivers!

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Every time I uninstall the nvidia drivers, windows automatically reinstalls them as soon as I reboot. This is driving me absolutely crazy.

I've completely disabled windows update, and also set it not to automatically install new hardware, and it is STILL doing it. I've even removed stored nvidia drivers via the pnputil.exe -d cmd command.

How the heck do I make windows stop doing this?!
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Did you try manually installing the generic video card driver via device manager? I was having the same trouble a while back and that seemed to stop the automatic thing - it isn't actually installing the driver, it is just doing hardware detection for an unknown device (the video card) and the default driver it keeps using is the Nvidia one. There's a complicated way to get rid of the driver from the driver sotre, but I found installing the generic driver worked better. Can't remember the actual name of the driver in Win 7, but if you use the "let me select the hardware from a list" option in the driver install process it'll be listed at the top.
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I actually got this sorted last night by finding and disabling a whole bunch of windows features and then booting with a linux cd and scanning for and deleting literally every single file with Nvidia, NVDisplay, etc in the file name and then manually deleting any related reg keys, values folders, etc.

It was a pretty messy process but it got the job done. One thing I learned - Microsoft is terrible at keeping things efficient and organized. I was absolutely shocked at how many different ways I had to disable a single feature before it actually disabled it.

At any rate, thanks for the tip, and if anyone has this issue and wants a more specific list of my procedures, I'd be happy to oblige.
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