Geforce Experience v2.11.4 Direct Download Link
Install -> lock down any sort of auto updates on drivers etc., and when you end up seeing the splash screen that forces you to install the new 3.0 version, refuse the installation and go to this folder:
And rename the setup executable with whatever keyboard mashing method you like.
That will keep your GFE 2.X version intact and you will no longer be forced to update it.
^ This is what I've done. Thank you for the link.
The ONLY thing I am interested in using GFE for is for Shadowplay recording. Has anyone figured out a way to use the GFE 3.x shadowplay recording without having to register/login? Don't want to spark a debate but it's my personal preference to NOT have personal information collected about me simply because I started my computer and/or GFE.
This is really disgusting that internet users are just sacks of milk...each day (knowing, or UNKNOWINGLY) someone adds a new udder. Farming us for data.. Just look at this... It's monitoring what you do and sharing it with others.
This is not the entire EULA, but stands out (Click to show)
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Seriously??!? I bought a video card... I play games with the video card or utilize it professionally. GFE is installed AUTOMATICALLY when you install the drives unless you specifically de-select it. This should be illegal invasion of privacy.. all because I want to record my gameplay, stream my handheld or tweak my games??
NVIDIA is far from the only one to do this.. older software is starting to become internet gems for those who simply want to be left ALONE out of principal....
Always read before you accept
I've created a simple batch file placed into my STARTUP folder each time I log on:
@ECHO OFF IF EXIST C:\"ProgramData"\"NVIDIA Corporation"\"GeForce Experience"\Update\SETUP.EXE DEL C:\"ProgramData"\"NVIDIA Corporation"\"GeForce Experience"\Update\SETUP.EXE
Go to your startup folder
Create a new text file (notepad) called BlockGFE3.TXT
Paste the code into notepad
save the file
the last step is to rename the file's extension from. BlockGFE3.TXT to BlockGFE3.BAT (show extensions for files if you have them hidden)
now each time you log on it will remove the automatic update from NVIDIA attempting to upgrade you from 2.x (no login required) to 3.x (login required)
This info is well known I didn't come up with it but wanted to make a quick little one stop shop. -
See this thread also
Edited by Laithan - 4/14/17 at 3:24pm