Originally Posted by daguardian
Quote: Originally Posted by -eizenn-
I was trying this method but i couldnt delete all the folders cause it said the files were being used by another program :/ and also when I uninstall the nvidia drivers and then reboot, at startup windows installs its own drivers since it detects there isnt any... and asks me to reboot, which i didnt do. Does this affect this method at all? i mean the windows drivers for the gpu...
To avoid Windows automatically installing drivers
Administrative Templates > System > Device Installation > Device Installation Restrictions > navigate to the bottom and double click "Prevent installation of devices not described by other policy settings"
enable this option and then OK and close
Now windows will not automatically install drivers for new devices it finds.
I have the same problem (Windows 7 Ultimate 64).
In my case, after deleting everything nvidia related from control panel and reboot to continue with the manual cleaning, windows uses it's default driver (low resolution) as it should be
, right away after the login it installs a previous nvidia driver without a way to stop it (not
from windows update, I have it completely disabled, also unplugged internet, and also disabled in System properties/Hardware/Device installation settings), and I have no idea where it takes it from (some kind of cache?). So currently there's no way for me to use this guide.
Except if I'll try the quoted answer... but there's a logical problem.
If I'll go to Administrative Templates > System > Device Installation > Device Installation Restrictions > navigate to the bottom and double click "Prevent installation of devices not described by other policy settings" and enable it...
Will it prevent the older nvidia driver and ALSO
the default/basic windows driver from getting installed?
I'm asking because logically that setting will prevent the default (low resolution/basic) driver from getting installed (which I need to have to be able to make the manual clean-up), so after reboot I won't be able to see anything, right? Or it will prevent only the old nvidia driver from getting installed?