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« on: October 04, 2010, 02:54:24 PM »

Alright all you PC gamers out there this is a thread to explain how to properly update your Nvidia Drivers.

For Vista and W7

First before you do anything download and install Driver Sweeper (this can only be used in safe mode). On the Download page scroll down to the big green circle with the arrow in it.

1. Open the Nvidia folder, go to Start>Computer>C:>Nvidia>Display Driver> Now leave that open and go to step two.

2. Go to, Start>Control Panel>System and Security>System>on the left side of the window under Control Panel Home open the Device Manager go to step three.

3. In the Device Manager Double click on Display adapters this should open a drop down menu, RIGHT click on your graphics card click on uninstall, Make sure the Box by "Delete the driver software for this device" has a check in it. Then hit OK.

4. Now go back to the Nvidia display driver folder I had you open in the first step, and delete all the folders in there.

5. Restart your PC and go into safe mode using F8 before windows boots.

6. Open Driver sweeper program and in the window you will see this window

Make sure to ONLY check the boxes next to "Nvidia-Display and Nvidia-Physx" NOTHING ELSE SHOULD BE CHECKED.

7. On the bottom of the Driver Sweeper window there is an "Analyze" button click on it after it is done scanning to the right of the "Analyze" button there is another button called "Clean" hit that, after that is done it will ask you to reboot hit OK to reboot.

8. Start Windows normally and go get the latest download of the Nvidia Drivers for your card.

9. After you download your cards drivers install them.

You should be good to go if you followed these directions completely.
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010, 07:32:35 PM »

Whats wrong with just installing the drivers normally?
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010, 07:45:56 PM »

I am glade that you asked, when you just install new drivers over old drives it will carry any problems that you have. It is better to erase those issues and also to prevent issues since Nvidia just piles on their updates they tend to have some bugs. I have found that it is more time saving to just do it this way and erase all the old drivers so that you don't get any issues.
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2010, 07:22:31 AM »

Ah ty for this the last time i updated, i was a tard and deleted the wrong thing si i had to re-do all of it lol
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 06:08:05 PM »

Does this work for ATI cards too? Or is their an entire new thing? Can you post another topic if it is an entire new thing to do.
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2010, 12:45:07 AM »

Thank you Hyco.  I'm serious people I would just install the new drivers.  This way is much better.  Followed it step-by-step like I had no idea what I was doing (probably because I had NO idea what I was doing), and it worked flawlessly.  It turned out by installing my new drivers it helped my issues too. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2010, 07:28:12 PM »

Just a question about this,
I am going to get my new nvidia gfx card next month.
After i have installed my card do i need to do this 2?
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2010, 08:17:43 PM »

Well, if you want the card to work properly then yes.
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2011, 03:15:28 PM »

Well damn, I can't get my pc in safe mode, what am I overlooking? Embarrassed
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2011, 03:25:32 PM »

Cola BB, to get into safe mode hit F8 while your PC is booting up (after the BIOS splash screen). There should be a black screen with some white text on it then highlight, "safe mode" and press enter it will boot to windows in safe mode now.
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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2011, 05:25:28 PM »

I think I actually knew that a long time ago, but cookie
I mean thanks.
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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2011, 06:57:44 AM »

This is useful to me to update my Dell latop NVdia graphics driver properly. Thanks for sharing.
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