Windows 10: Nvidia Driver Install Location? Solved

  1.    21 Feb 2018 #1

    Nvidia Driver Install Location?

    Hey guys, just wondering, where am I supposed to install my Nvidia drivers?

    Directly in my C drive C:/Nvidia or in program files (x86)?

    Thanks :)
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       21 Feb 2018 #2

    I just tend to leave them at the default location, which is C:/Nvidia. Haven't had any issues doing it that way.
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  3.    21 Feb 2018 #3

    The nVidia installer will want to expand the installation files into a C:\nVidia folder. Not in Program Files (x86).
    But you can direct the installer to expand the files anywhere (Custom Install option).

    I have my nVidia folder on my partition D: which is on a spinning hard disk. I don't use partition C: because it is on an SSD and the nVidia files are constant writes and rewrites.
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       21 Feb 2018 #4

    The Nvidia driver will install to where it is needed. There is an initial decompression to the C:\Nvidia folder, default, and then it installs from that.

    Those are just install files used for installation perhaps other trivia. You can delete those install files if you wish. The actual driver files are elsewhere, in mine in Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation
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  5.    21 Feb 2018 #5

    Anyway to install just the driver without the out of date WinXP ugly control panel?
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  6.    21 Feb 2018 #6

    reddice said: View Post
    Anyway to install just the driver without the out of date WinXP ugly control panel?
    Download the nVidia upgrade exe file >
    Run the exe >
    Expand the files to an nVidia folder anywhere you can find it easily >
    Uncheck all options except the Driver * >
    After install, find the nVidia folder that was created > delete it.

    * Best to check the box to do a Clean Installation if you have all the components already installed that you don't want.
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