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Install new nvidia driver properly

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
May 27, 2012 6:56:07 AM


i was wondering how i should install the new drivers, just update auto through the nvidia control panel, or should i uinstall drivers old and install the drivers freshly new.

if i should do the uinstall how do i do that?

i got the gtx 680 driver version 301.10 and want to upgrade to 301.42

so what is the best way to do it?
a b Î Nvidia
May 27, 2012 7:10:07 AM

i always turn off auto update for graphics drivers, download form the web site. uninstall from windows control panel then boot into safe mode and use driver sweeper to clean up anything else.

reboot and install new drivers.
May 27, 2012 9:15:11 AM

a specific guide?
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a b Î Nvidia
May 27, 2012 9:25:01 AM

go to nvida and download drivers using the Manual Driver Search:
uninstall using Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features
select Nvidia graphics driver and click on uninstall
reboot into safe mode pressing F8 after post and select "safe mode"
run driver sweeper and select Nvidia graphic drivers.
reboot normally.
go to download folder and double click the file you downloaded from Nvidia to install.

May 27, 2012 9:27:05 AM

isn't there something about i should clean something from the registry
a b Î Nvidia
May 27, 2012 9:37:27 AM

driver sweeper helps with that.

i have used Ccleaner but it threw off the re-boot entry that driver sweeper enters. to make the process more "fluid" i found not to use it.
May 27, 2012 9:46:18 AM

ok so i need to download driver sweeper, but can't seem to find there official homepage, should i just download it from cnet+
May 27, 2012 9:57:31 AM

thanks i will try that is also a good idea to update intel usb 3.0 drivers or does it not matter?
a b Î Nvidia
May 27, 2012 10:00:49 AM

if they are working fine now, i'd leave it alone. "if it aint broke don't fix it"

but if you do use a usb3 device in the future and have problems . .you'll know where to look first.
May 27, 2012 10:07:39 AM

ok thanks for the help?
a b Î Nvidia
May 27, 2012 10:11:52 AM

your welcome?

is there something you're worried about?
May 27, 2012 10:20:17 AM

is there any problems with the new nvidia driver?
May 27, 2012 10:37:03 AM

a b Î Nvidia
May 27, 2012 10:44:10 AM

no not at all.
May 27, 2012 11:48:52 AM

do i need to remove all things with nvidia in the name like nvidia physx and hd audio graphic card driver and alle things or just the graphic card driver
May 27, 2012 11:50:00 AM

a b Î Nvidia
May 27, 2012 11:50:55 AM

just the graphic driver unless the others, physX and audio is updated. then just select graphics driver when installing.
May 27, 2012 11:51:41 AM

ok tak:) 
May 27, 2012 11:51:57 AM

sorry meant ok thanks