Windows 10: Nvidia Drivers Install: Reduced Bloat

  1.    08 May 2018 #1

    Nvidia Drivers Install: Reduced Bloat


    Apologies if this has been posted already but this is a method (found elsewhere, I dont take any credit for it) I've used for my last few driver installs and it works very well. No bloat and games work perfectly fine.

    Open the nvidia installer exe with 7-Zip and extract what you need to a new folder then run the setup exe. Nvidia Control Panel is still available with this method, just the superfluous guff like Geforce Experience isn't.

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  2. DooGie's Avatar
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    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1809
       08 May 2018 #2

    pliskken said: View Post
    Apologies if this has been posted already but this is a method (found elsewhere, I dont take any credit for it) I've used for my last few driver installs and it works very well. No bloat and games work perfectly fine.

    Open the nvidia installer exe with 7-Zip and extract what you need to a new folder then run the setup exe. Nvidia Control Panel is still available with this method, just the superfluous guff like Geforce Experience isn't.

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    I do the same but also remove the HDAudio directory.
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  3. Faith's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home October 2018 Update 64-bit
       08 May 2018 #3

    I've seen this before and it totally works for a minimalistic install. But it should be noted that this custom form of installing drivers should only be done if you know what all of these components do. Some features may be needed, like NV3D and HD Audio, while for others they can be safely removed.
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  4.    08 May 2018 #4

    You're right. It should only be used if you really do not want the extra features. With a minimalist install I have far fewer nvidia services/processes running in the background (telemetry ) than I used to. Any actual diffference/improvement to gaming performance is negligible but still .
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