Windows 10: Nvidia Rushes Out New Driver Version to Address Win10 Start Menu Issue
Nvidia Rushes Out New Driver Version to Address Win10 Start Menu Issue
Nvidia rushes out Hotfix due to broken Windows 10 Start menu, apps with 375.57 driver
It doesn't always pay to be on the cutting edge with hardware and drivers these days, sadly, as is becoming more and more evident. QA (or Quality Assurance) leaves a lot to be desired with more and more companies cutting corners in order to be first with this or that.
Nvidia doesn't have the best track record with their driver releases, with the company releasing a game-ready driver for The Division that caused some systems to go BSOD; and then in July, the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 reportedly experienced some driver-related growing pains, and the list goes on.
This past weekend Nvidia released version 375.57 of its GPU driver, intended to make systems game ready for Battlefield 1, Civilization 6, and the release of Titanfall 2 coming up on Friday. But instead, what people got was a headache with users on Reddit complaining that the driver was causing select Windows Store apps to crash, the inability to drag and drop Start menu tiles without their system freaking out, and image artifacts in GIFs and videos.
To Nvidia's credit, the company rolled out an updated 375.63 WHQL driver pretty quickly, which is already being offered in place of the broken 375.57 version in the GeForce Experience app.
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See also: Latest NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Drivers for Windows 10
Last edited by Brink; 25 Oct 2016 at 12:10.
Reason: added link
This should address numerous postings all over the forums about recent Start Menu, Tile, Store, and other "balky Windows" issues. According to reports from many such posters already, the fix is indeed helping. Find it at http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us.
Absolutely unforgivable from nvidia. Clearly QA testing does not feature on their agenda (if at all) as the driver should never of seen the light of day. This is why I never update any driver unless there is a compelling need to do so. I'm still using the 358 subset and it works absolutely fine. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
actually overall nvidia has a fantastic track record. unlike ati who's only now starting to come out with good drivers after 2 decades of piss poor drivers. it's amazing that it took amd buying ati for ati to get their act together.
Last edited by LOTN; 25 Oct 2016 at 15:22.
It wasn't everyone who had the start menu problem Scottyboy and a lot of users liked 375.57, myself included. However I've now updated to 375.63 and having no problems with that either. I agree wiyh LOTN's comments, in the last 15 years I've only had a problem with one Nvidia driver. I'll just keep updating every time a new one is released
Ah ok, I was under the impression it was across the board! Guess I should cut them some slack, I just get a little riled by bugs, there seem to be so many problems in today's tech world and the relentless updates, updates, updates from all angles is a little tiresome. I suppose it's prob a good thing but nvidia do seem to release a new driver every time the wind blows
i'll add another note: microsoft keeps rolling the driver back. i used the one tool and did the gppedit trick and after a couple of day they were disabled and windows rolled the driver back.
Their track record since Windows 10 release has been abysmal. Not just games, basic things like streaming video freezing. I mean. And if you had SLI (I don't) forget it.
It has gotten so embarrassing for them, they completely expunged the release with the start menu issues and they expunged the whole topic on the fiasco of a release from their driver forum.
Working on problems in the BSOD forum, I'd say Nvidia is the cause of at least 30% of them.
Between Nvidia, ATI and Intel, more than 50% of the problems.
I have just swapped my GTX 970 for a RX480. The latest nVidia driver iterations were going down the hill fast. AMD has got its issues too, but I remember older nVidia drivers did shine but this is not the case nowadays.
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