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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       07 Mar 2016 #281

    specialkone said: View Post
    Thanks for the heads up .....installed and working fine
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 1,102
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
       07 Mar 2016 #282

    I don't update the GPU driver unless there is a compelling reason to do so as I think Nvidia updates are far too frequent and one can end up spending literally their entire computing time running all the updates that come out (whether it be OS updates, driver updates, app/software updates, updates for a person's mobile devices etc etc).

    But I was curious, should I decide to update my Nvidia drivers, what is the best practice? Do people download and install the latest driver over the top of the previous Nvidia driver - Or do people uninstall the previous driver (which seems a lot more long winded and laborious) and then install the newest? My preference would be for over the top if feasible.

    I have no interest in downloading Geforce experience so any updates I would do will not involve using this.

    Cheers,
    Wayne
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 21,025
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       07 Mar 2016 #283

    @Scottyboy99
    When I install mine, I always use the customize option. And I use my installed version to update itself. During the update, Nvidia deletes the old driver 1st, then installs the updated driver.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,505
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       07 Mar 2016 #284

    specialkone said: View Post
    Thank you. First post updated.
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  5. Joined : Jun 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Posts : 1,246
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview x64
       07 Mar 2016 #285

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    I don't update the GPU driver unless there is a compelling reason to do so as I think Nvidia updates are far too frequent and one can end up spending literally their entire computing time running all the updates that come out (whether it be OS updates, driver updates, app/software updates, updates for a person's mobile devices etc etc).

    But I was curious, should I decide to update my Nvidia drivers, what is the best practice? Do people download and install the latest driver over the top of the previous Nvidia driver - Or do people uninstall the previous driver (which seems a lot more long winded and laborious) and then install the newest? My preference would be for over the top if feasible.

    I have no interest in downloading Geforce experience so any updates I would do will not involve using this.

    Cheers,
    Wayne
    Over the top is feasible, but can lead to issues sometimes. My preferred method is to use DDU in safe mode to uninstall the old driver, reboot and then do a clean install of the new driver.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 1,102
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
       07 Mar 2016 #286

    Ok thanks for feedback guys. It's useful info if I need to update. At the moment I am on a October 2015 driver - can't remember the version number 355.xxxx or something along those lines. At the moment what few games I have run very nicely and everything works perfect so I will carry on with it until there is a compelling reason for change. Mine is just a single nvidia 980ti - I've never been into SLI much and I get the impression most of the issues / fixes are focused on SLI. On my old laptop I had Radeon 6970m gpu and I used the same driver for about 4 years and never ran into a game where I needed a newer driver so am hoping the same principle can be used for the current machine. I just hope Windows update doesn't try and thrust a newer driver at some point at some unexpected juncture! I'd like to be in control of when I decide to update a driver!

    i see reference to 'DDU' quite a bit when mentioning gpu driver updates. At the risk of sounding a bit dense what does DDU mean?

    cheers, Wayne
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  7. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 139
    Win 10
       07 Mar 2016 #287

    Driver Deletion Utility, or something close. Running it puts your system into safe mode and deletes everything associated w/Nvidia. When it reboots you then install the new driver. Lots of people swear by it, but just doing a clean install using the Nvidia installer works fine for me.
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  8. Joined : Jun 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Posts : 1,246
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview x64
       07 Mar 2016 #288

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    i see reference to 'DDU' quite a bit when mentioning gpu driver updates. At the risk of sounding a bit dense what does DDU mean?

    cheers, Wayne
    Display Driver Uninstaller.

    Official site: http://www.wagnardmobile.com/?q=disp...installer-ddu-
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  9.    07 Mar 2016 #289

    suppoort for Vulcan API
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  10. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home
       07 Mar 2016 #290

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    I don't update the GPU driver unless there is a compelling reason to do so as I think Nvidia updates are far too frequent and one can end up spending literally their entire computing time running all the updates that come out (whether it be OS updates, driver updates, app/software updates, updates for a person's mobile devices etc etc).

    But I was curious, should I decide to update my Nvidia drivers, what is the best practice? Do people download and install the latest driver over the top of the previous Nvidia driver - Or do people uninstall the previous driver (which seems a lot more long winded and laborious) and then install the newest? My preference would be for over the top if feasible.

    I have no interest in downloading Geforce experience so any updates I would do will not involve using this.

    Cheers,
    Wayne
    I've found there's no need to manually uninstall the previous driver first. When I download the latest version and start installing I always select Custom and then perform clean installation. Unfortunately, this will also reset all your NVIDIA control panel settings to default, but will ensure there's no conflicts between driver releases.
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