Windows keeps downloading NVIDIA graphics drivers


  1. Posts : 8
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    Windows keeps downloading NVIDIA graphics drivers


    Hello all.

    Not sure what the deal is, but Win10 keeps automatically downloading NVIDIA graphics drivers and software, even though I don't have any NVIDIA hardware. The proper Microsoft graphics drivers are installed.

    I did google this and tried to "hide" these updates via some Powershell commands, but everytime I delete the NVIDIA drivers, windows just redownloads them.

    Any help would be appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 127
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       #2

    Ever had Nvidia hardware? Perhaps search the registry and see what comes up. be careful before changing things in there though.....
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  3. Posts : 8
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    No sir, never any NVIDIA hardware. This only started happening after installing Win10 from Win7.
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  4. Posts : 127
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       #4

    That's odd. Does it say what device its trying to attach the driver to?
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  5. Posts : 8
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    wreckwriter said:
    That's odd. Does it say what device its trying to attach the driver to?
    It sure didn't. My device manager showed everything was fine with no missing drivers. I did search my registry like you talked about and had to delete many NVIDIA folders that were in a few places. Not sure why they were there, but I deleted them all. I'm seeing if windows downloads them again. Will check back with results.
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  6. Posts : 127
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    Hope you backed up registry just in case....
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  7. Posts : 8
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    Looks like m registry deletes didn't work. As soon as I restarted, windows downloaded and installed nvidia again...arg....below are the screen shots...Windows downloads those three files everytime.

    Windows keeps downloading NVIDIA graphics drivers-capture.jpgWindows keeps downloading NVIDIA graphics drivers-capture2.jpg
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  8. Posts : 127
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       #8

    Looks to me like you have a GT 550M and it needs new drivers.... Lots of PCs have a card plus integrated video on the motherboard, that looks to be the case with yours. Have you tried just letting it update the drivers?
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  9. Posts : 8
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    Thread Starter
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    wreckwriter said:
    Looks to me like you have a GT 550M and it needs new drivers.... Lots of PCs have a card plus integrated video on the motherboard, that looks to be the case with yours. Have you tried just letting it update the drivers?
    Ok, now I feel like an idiot. I always thought I just had that Intel graphics, but I just looked up my system configuration sheet from Dell, and sure enough, it has the NVIDIA 550M video as well.

    Thanks for your help!
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  10. Posts : 127
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       #10

    No worries! Folks here have helped me a lot; happy to give back!
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