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  1.    04 Oct 2014 #1
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    Nvidia Display drivers updated for W10 DP (possibly)


    I installed Windows 10 DP when it was released and got an error when trying to install the Windows 8.1 drivers from Nvidia's site, with the message "Nvidia installer cannot continue".
    Today I reinstalled Windows 10 DP again and downloaded the drivers, and success, installed first time.
    Can anyone find any official notes regarding this?
    Last edited by MrNeeds; 04 Oct 2014 at 18:51.
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  2.    04 Oct 2014 #2
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    Windows 8&10

    On one of my installs, I was given a Nvidia update before I attempted to download them. The second install I went ahead and download and installed. Perhaps there was a conflict with the Windows 10 provided ones and what you downloaded.
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  3.    04 Oct 2014 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    On one of my installs, I was given a Nvidia update before I attempted to download them. The second install I went ahead and download and installed. Perhaps there was a conflict with the Windows 10 provided ones and what you downloaded.
    both were fresh installs on the same computer, just different hard drives, using the same USB flash drive, seems a little strange.
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  4.    05 Oct 2014 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    I just took mine from Windows update, at this early stage I'd rather have something that Microsoft has tested and pushed to me.
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  5.    05 Oct 2014 #5
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    Serbia
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    AMD/ATI does not have any new drivers either, fortunately old ones work.
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  6.    05 Oct 2014 #6
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    Nothern Ohio
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    Windows 7/64 Professional

    I just used the Nvidia driver that came from Windows 10 Updates which is what I do in Windows 7.
    They both are the same and they both work as they should.

    My understanding is that Nvidia makes driver to make Nvidia happy and then Microsoft smacks them around a while
    to make sure the drivers play well with Windows.
    My Nvidia drivers are always outdated but they work with Windows.
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  7.    05 Oct 2014 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
    I just used the Nvidia driver that came from Windows 10 Updates which is what I do in Windows 7.
    They both are the same and they both work as they should.

    My understanding is that Nvidia makes driver to make Nvidia happy and then Microsoft smacks them around a while
    to make sure the drivers play well with Windows.
    My Nvidia drivers are always outdated but they work with Windows.
    MS does not write any drivers, manufacturers send them basic ones, just barely enough so they work. MS than hopefully checks them out and eventually certify them (WDM and "Signed drivers").
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  8.    05 Oct 2014 #8
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    Texas
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    Windows 10 Pro X64

    The only issue I have with letting window update install the NVidia drivers is it does a full install, adding 3d vision that I don't use.
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  9.    05 Oct 2014 #9
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    Windows 10!

    By default Win8 just uses slightly outdated AMD GPU drivers. Probably same for NVIDIA. I doubt there's any differences between those and Windows 8's drivers. Right now Win10 is probably very similar to 8 internally, so at least for my AMD GPU, Window's 8's drivers are perfect.
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  10.    05 Oct 2014 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude View Post
    The only issue I have with letting window update install the NVidia drivers is it does a full install, adding 3d vision that I don't use.
    Agreed! For testing purposes I just went with the driver that came with Windows Update, but if and when I buy W10 RTM, then I will go back to downloading the latest driver from Nvidia.
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