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  1.    10 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Brighton, Colorado
    Posts : 84
    Windows 10 Pro

    Bad Nvidia Driver


    Even with Pro and driver installs disabled, still learning about that, let Win 10 install driver. Got notified of a new driver from Nvidia. Would not install because it could not find my video card. Finally got it back with an old driver still on the machine. Too late to check it all out.
    What would happen to someone that didn't know anything ? Send the repair bill to Microsoft ?
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  2.    11 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    SoCal, USA
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Home and Pro

    I noticed something similar. Perhaps MS will issue a fix in the near future. Though I can't say anything as drastic as a repair would be required, just another driver.
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  3.    11 Oct 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Posts : 1,719
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview x64

    What I usually do is download the latest driver from Nvidia's website, then run DDU (http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/...-download.html) in safe mode to clear out the old driver, reboot, then install the new driver. That tends to lead to much less issues than a Windows Update GPU driver download and upgrade, at least for me.
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  4.    11 Oct 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Brighton, Colorado
    Posts : 84
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    I just need the video driver, so usually kill the junk programs. Although the video driver itself doesn't need updating very often.
    Guess I will get everything and hope for the best in the future. This is the first time "two" updates were available. There is also an option to do a clean install with the Nvidia download.
    I still wonder how many, Windows 10 driver updates, kill a good working computer.
    The main thing is, I have driver updates disabled and it still was shown as auto update. What would happen if all drivers were read only ????!!!!
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  5.    11 Oct 2015 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Cheshire, UK
    Posts : 445
    Windows 10 Home 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by ken1943 View Post
    I just need the video driver, so usually kill the junk programs. Although the video driver itself doesn't need updating very often.
    Guess I will get everything and hope for the best in the future. This is the first time "two" updates were available. There is also an option to do a clean install with the Nvidia download.
    I still wonder how many, Windows 10 driver updates, kill a good working computer.
    The main thing is, I have driver updates disabled and it still was shown as auto update. What would happen if all drivers were read only ????!!!!
    The driver is effectively useless without the software to control it, it's the difference between a smooth experience and a crashing program, it's always worth checking out the release notes as well.
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  6.    11 Oct 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Brighton, Colorado
    Posts : 84
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    A computer does not need anything but the drivers. Nvidia puts extra programs in. You do not need a program to check for updates or something for sound, for instance.
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  7.    11 Oct 2015 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 30
    win10 pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by ken1943 View Post
    I just need the video driver, so usually kill the junk programs. Although the video driver itself doesn't need updating very often.
    Guess I will get everything and hope for the best in the future. This is the first time "two" updates were available. There is also an option to do a clean install with the Nvidia download.
    I still wonder how many, Windows 10 driver updates, kill a good working computer.
    The main thing is, I have driver updates disabled and it still was shown as auto update. What would happen if all drivers were read only ????!!!!
    How are you killing driver updates? Only one I have found that works is via local policy but you also have to disable windows update auto checking. Nothing can stop windows update from driver installing if there is no driver installed so killing wu auto checking is a must while you restart between removing and installing the new driver

    Disable driver update checking:
    local group policy editor/computer configuration/administrative templates/system/internet communication manager/internet communication settings/turn off windows update driver searching

    Disable windows update checking:
    policy editor/Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
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  8.    11 Oct 2015 #8
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 91
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by ken1943 View Post
    I just need the video driver, so usually kill the junk programs. Although the video driver itself doesn't need updating very often.
    Guess I will get everything and hope for the best in the future. This is the first time "two" updates were available. There is also an option to do a clean install with the Nvidia download.
    I still wonder how many, Windows 10 driver updates, kill a good working computer.
    The main thing is, I have driver updates disabled and it still was shown as auto update. What would happen if all drivers were read only ????!!!!
    What is your Video Card?
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  9.    11 Oct 2015 #9
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 91
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    Anyway the latest Nvidia Driver 358.50 is not bad and I always use :
    http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/...-download.html
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  10.    11 Oct 2015 #10
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Brighton, Colorado
    Posts : 84
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Gpedit msc > Computer Config > Admin Templates > System > Device Installation > Prevent Installation Not Described by Other Policy Settings. Someone in a newsgroup posted this, did a Google search and it looked promissing

    I only try one at a time
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