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  1.    04 Apr 2016 #1
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Should I install latest NVidia drivers from their website?


    Should I download and install the latest NVidia drivers from their website or just use whatever Windows Update installs? Or does Microsoft install the same one?

    I use the computer for digital image and video editing I don't do any gaming on this system. So any 'Game Ready' driver sounds like something designed for enhanced features I don't need and, in the case of the latest NVidia driver, caused serious system errors.

    I stumbled upon a website that seems to confirm the latest driver is buggy.

    Nvidia Users Beware, Latest Driver May Harm Your PC - Allegedly Plagued With Issues
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  2.    04 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Iowa, USA
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    Windows 10 1709 Pro x64 (Fall Creators Update)

    Never use the updates from Windows Update. NEVER! Always go to the website and download from there, always. I had to downgrade my driver 364.72 as well, because Farm Sim wasn't running too well. I would keep driver 364.51 (or whatever the previous driver was) just to be on the safe side, until NVidia releases a stable update, then by all means, have at it.
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  3.    04 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 109
    windows 10

    No. Always use your oem's nvidia drivers, not nvidia's website - for laptops!!!

    Had BSODs driver power state failure all the time when i downloaded the newest driver from nvidia's website. Found an earlier driver from Toshiba's website from December, installed it and no issues.
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  4.    04 Apr 2016 #4
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    Windows 10 1709 Pro x64 (Fall Creators Update)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey5Aces View Post
    No. Always use your oem's nvidia drivers, not nvidia's website - for laptops!!!

    Had BSODs driver power state failure all the time when i downloaded the newest driver from nvidia's website. Found an earlier driver from Toshiba's website from December, installed it and no issues.
    I have always been told to use from website. Tom's Hardware, that's what it's called.
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  5.    04 Apr 2016 #5
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    The last one that NVidia called a "GeForce Windows 10 Driver" was in July 29, 2015. Everything since then is called a "GeForce Game Ready Driver". Is that just a new marketing name to make the driver sound fancier. When drivers seem to be updated every few weeks it doesn't inspire confidence that any of them work properly.

    Can anyone recommend something stable for a Geforce GTX 750 Ti ?
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  6.    04 Apr 2016 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Iowa, USA
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    Windows 10 1709 Pro x64 (Fall Creators Update)

    Quote Originally Posted by RPmtl View Post
    The last one that NVidia called a "GeForce Windows 10 Driver" was in July 29, 2015. Everything since then is called a "GeForce Game Ready Driver". Is that just a new marketing name to make the driver sound fancier. When drivers seem to be updated every few weeks it doesn't inspire confidence that any of them work properly.

    Can anyone recommend something stable for a Geforce GTX 750 Ti ?
    Good thing, your in luck cause... I HAVE THE SAME THING MAN!!! I would suggest the previous driver BEFORE 364.72, it worked for me great or the previous one before that one, anything older is going too far.

    Hope this helps you any. Try the 2 previous drivers before 364.72
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  7.    04 Apr 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by win10pro4life View Post
    I have always been told to use from website. Tom's Hardware, that's what it's called.
    You've been told wrong. Spent days and days in the debugging forum with all the BSOD's and 1 of the experts also said to use your manufacturer driver updates - they are fit to run more stable with your laptop. And as I mentioned, no issues since installing a December nvidia driver update from Toshiba.
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  8.    04 Apr 2016 #8
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Iowa, USA
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    Windows 10 1709 Pro x64 (Fall Creators Update)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey5Aces View Post
    You've been told wrong. Spent days and days in the debugging forum with all the BSOD's and 1 of the experts also said to use your manufacturer driver updates - they are fit to run more stable with your laptop. And as I mentioned, no issues since installing a December nvidia driver update from Toshiba.
    Oh, :| I guess I should STOP listening to Tom's Hardware about that stuff. Thank you so much! I will go reinstall my oem's driver and see if that fixes my Farm Sim problem

    AND @RPmtl --> scratch what I said. Find your oem driver disc and install that back into your system. Uninstall you current and then install the oem driver. Remember to do a CUSTOM installation and "Perform a clean installation" and there you go. STABLE!
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  9.    04 Apr 2016 #9
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    Most of the driver updates are usually for something unrelated to what you are doing. If you install Windows 10, and the driver from Windows update works fine for you, there is usually no reason to update unless you are like me, and do it just because it is there.
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  10.    04 Apr 2016 #10
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Iowa, USA
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    Windows 10 1709 Pro x64 (Fall Creators Update)

    Quote Originally Posted by flybynite View Post
    Most of the driver updates are usually for something unrelated to what you are doing. If you install Windows 10, and the driver from Windows update works fine for you, there is usually no reason to update unless you are like me, and do it just because it is there.
    Me too!

    Edit: So when do I get the green "Member" logo under my name?
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