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I was thinking about that as I asked, but what if it's not that simple? I know how this sounds, but I would think that NVIDIA has planned for the possibility that some people might want to do this and found a way to prevent it.

It's possible that they will make it difficult, but the files had to uncompress somewhere, even if just in ram, so there should be a way to copy it somehow. I'm sure people who are smarter than me will figure it out. But honestly if Nvidia didn't reverse this policy and AMD can't beat then the next round, I'll just go with PS4. With Windows 10 and now this, it seems like big companies really wants to kill PC gaming.
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I just hope some kind fellow will host the download packages that come from the GFE program so us poor saps who don't like having it installed can continue to avoid the extremely bloated and buggy piece of software.

Really not liking this move.
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I do all of my Driver Updates via Geforce Experience anyway. This move kinda makes sense if you think about it. You can always roll back drivers, but for most people, this will make the driver updates easy and seamless.
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http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/10/latest-nvidia-drivers-to-be-locked-behind-geforce-experience-app/

One more article, and again 90% are against this.

I can't post the first comment on the article, which comes from none other than Ars' Senior Reviews Editor, but it pretty much sums up the general feeling.



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I do all of my Driver Updates via Geforce Experience anyway. This move kinda makes sense if you think about it. You can always roll back drivers, but for most people, this will make the driver updates easy and seamless.


Since when is removing options something that makes sense?

Since when is holding drivers hostage behind a privacy invading wall except if you register with them and provide telemetry on what system you have, what games you have, how you play them, and give personally identifiable information - this is all part of GFE + receiving spam for people that bought physical hardware that can only be meaningfully used with these drivers? Again, people that want to do office work and play light games can do with a modern Intel CPU only. If you are buying a discrete GPU in 2015 you will most probably be playing games and thus need the drivers that work with the new games, some drivers even fix crashing errors for some games, etc, meaning you can't use older drivers at all.

What Nvidia is doing is completely unacceptable. It makes absolutely no sense. At all.
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http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/10/latest-nvidia-drivers-to-be-locked-behind-geforce-experience-app/

One more article, and again 90% are against this.

I can't post the first comment on the article, which comes from none other than the Senior Reviews Editor over at Ars, but it pretty much sums up the general feeling.
Since when is removing options something that makes sense?

Since when it holding drivers hostage except if you register with them and provide telemetry on what system you have, what games you have, how you play them, and give personally identifiable information + receiving spam for people that bought physical hardware that can only be meaningfully used with these drivers? Again, people that want to do office work and play light games can do with a modern Intel CPU only. If you are buying a discrete GPU in 2015 you will most probably be playing games.

What Nvidia is doing is completely unacceptable. It makes absolutely no sense. At all.

Agreed and so are a lot of us after reading all the discontented Nvidia owner posts here.

I'm a gamer, don't have much choice but I don't have to like it. I can however resist buying every generation like I have been doing. I'm only one person and won't make a dent but personally it will make me feel better not fully giving in by not keeping my same purchasing habits.

I haven't folded into a G-sync monitor yet either as I don't like being forced locked into one GPU company.

Nvidia has left a sour taste for me after I bought two 3.5GB 970's , now this. Signs of monopoly already showing with competition hurting and without answer. I'm sure if AMD had an on par competing card this wouldn't have happened because we would have had a real choice to move to the competition.
     
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Thankfully, there is no GeForce Experience in Linux. The system package manager takes care of driver upgrades like it's just another piece of installed software. I don't see Nvidia releasing a Linux GFE client any time soon.
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Choosing the components for my next rig just got a whole lot easier.

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So, whats bad about this again? rolleyes.gif

Not everyone installs Geforce Experience, I haven't for a year. Just the basic Nvidia driver and Physx for me. I try to install the least amount of bloatware as possible.
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This reminds me of when Razer required you be signed in w/ username+pass to use their customization suite for their mice. It did not last long as it stirred a huge hornets nest. Honestly w/ nvidia inspector/control panel / afterbuner....nvidia experience is useless 100%.
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Drivers with hotfixes will be separate from GFE releases, right?
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