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Can't hide NVIDIA driver update in Windows Update

Q: Can't hide NVIDIA driver update in Windows Update

On Windows 10 Pro, Version 1511, Build 10586, I've hidden troublesome Nvidia driver updates, using the wushowhide troubleshooter package for Windows 10.

Even with the updates hidden, the next time an update check/cycle is triggered, the Nvidia driver updates are detected and installed. Upon rebooting normally after the driver updates are installed, I see a Windows STOP error (blue screen of death) shortly after signing on Windows.

I can remove the driver updates by uninstalling the associated applications/packages through the Programs and Features control panel. I've also tried to first remove the display adapter in Device Manager, selecting the option to Delete the driver software for this device then removing the associated applications/packages in Programs and Features. As long as I do this before rebooting (after the driver updates are installed), I don't see STOP errors and I can then install an older Nvidia driver that works without STOP errors. If the driver update happens to slip in unnoticed, I can reboot in Safe Mode, sign on and proceed with driver application/package removal, then reboot normally.

The latest (but older) Nvidia driver published by Dell for this laptop apparently works fine (no STOP errors):

But the latest "compatible" Nvidia driver from Windows Update produces frustrating STOP errors, resulting in a largely unusable system:

I've also tried this method to blocking/hiding the Nvidia driver updates, but the result is the same: Windows Update detects/installs Nvidia driver updates upon the next Windows Update detection cycle.

I've also configured Device installation settings to not "automatically download manufacturers' apps and icons..."

The only semi-satisfactory solution I've found is to disable the Windows Update service and re-enable the service only/specifically when I want to check for Windows updates.

Any suggestions or better ideas?

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Preferred Solution: Can't hide NVIDIA driver update in Windows Update

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Can't hide NVIDIA driver update in Windows Update

I'm cautiously optimistic I found a reasonable workaround (requires the Pro edition of Windows), by using AppLocker to disallow executables signed by Nvidia to run. This way I can leave the Windows Update service enabled and don't need to constantly fight the Nvidia driver updates that I supposedly "hid" using the wushowhide troubleshooter. For anyone else in this or a similar predicament:

Right-click the Start button and click Run, or use the + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command dialog.

In the Open text box, type gpedit and click OK.

Expand Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Application Control Policies > AppLocker > Executable Rules. Right-click in the pane on the right and click Create New Rule... In my case, I created a Publisher rule with action Deny for Everyone, and used an Nvidia driver installer file as the reference file to capture the Publisher information.

Create exceptions as necessary. Since I want the older (already installed) Nvidia driver of my choice to function, I created a wildcard Path exception for the Nvidia Program Files folder.



Hope this is helpful...

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I pride myself in researching and figure things out but just can't get this one.
I know I have the most recent NVidia driver from their website. My video is gone.
I also know all about the show/hide "troubleshooter" (should be called fix a bad MS decision shooter)...anyway, it works fine with several items. However the Nvidia driver update does not show on the list of items in the troubleshooter it can hide!
So, it keeps showing up with the updates that I DO WANT to download.

Even stranger, some updates showed in the troubleshooter that were not showing in my windows update dialog.

But anyway, the real issue is that I need to hide that Nvidia driver. Any suggestions?

This is a little crazy. I might be okay with OS updates being pushed more but NOT drivers.

Thanks,
BJB

A:KB3073930 will not hide Nvidia driver update

@BJB

What is your update scheme, did you turn off Auto Update? See my settings below:

Windows Update settings

When Windows Update alerts me that there are updates avaliable, I select carefully what updates to install. When a MicroSoft WDDM NVIDIA driver is presented, I hide it.

Cheers

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Hiya, just a while I ago I tried to install the NVidia driver update in my windows update but it says it failed after trying to install. Was wondering could this corrupt my video card driver or registery or can anything be done to make this error like it never happened before? Currently I'm using a GTX 460 with NVidia driver version 311.06 , many thanks.

A:nvidia driver update failed in windows update

go to windows update, click on the "View update history" link, find the driver that failed to install, double click on it and post the error code in this thread.

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I recently (re)installed a GTX260 video card in my system and loaded the nVidia 195.62 driver package. I then went into The Windows Experience and refreshed. Video scores were 7.2 - nice.
After that I noticed that there was a newer nVidia driver out - 196.21. I installed that. I then noticed in System Properties the note that I had installed new hardware and should refresh The Windows Experience. Did that. Now my video score is 7.0!
What!?

Just now I see that we have 196.34 - bug fix for overclocking GPU. Which I don't do (manually). Any relationship to above?

A:nVidia Driver Update & the Windows Experience

About right. Catalyst 10.1 drivers lowered my Vantage score by a bit less than 500 marks.

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This occured just hours after I first registered for this website.

I have had some problems with updating the drivers for my EVGA GTX 460 SE 1GB and it has been giving me h3ll about it.

Innocently, just hours after I registered for this site, I was going to do a Windows update as I hadn't yet done one in weeks and decided to do the optional update on Windows 7 Pro for a new nVidia driver as I do with everything.

When I downloaded it, installed, then restarted, my computer started to act kind of funny. For the most part it was pristine, but it started and continues to operate funny with the visual display...

1) During the second Windows loading screen, the one after the glowing Windows logo, the screen quickly flickers to black and back to the screen during the process. It does this sometimes while I'm navigating in Windows as well using some programs albeit somewhat infrequently.

2) The driver update screwed up my desktop display immensely as it is now. When I originally installed the nVidia driver from the EVGA cards software CD, I noticed the picture quality and resolution jumped up immensely and added higher resolutions to my desktop settings. Icons got immensely smaller, more windows with smaller text could fit on the screen, the cursor was half the size about, and my start menu and bar with it's icons, shrunk down a bit smaller too. That was the healthy behavior. Now when I did this Windows Update for the nVidia display driver it messed everything up to w... Read more

A:nVidia driver failure from Windows Update! HELP!

Remove the Nvidia driver and use Driver sweeper to remove leftover Nvidia driver files
Then reinstall the Nvidia driver

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I have an Nvidia Quadro card on my computer. Till now, to update the driver, I would always uninstall the old drivers
from windows add/remove programs and then after a reboot install the new drivers. I would also use driver sweeper
to remove the remaining files and entries.

But now when I remove the driver, on next boot, there is a black screen and can't log into windows! I even tried to change
the driver from quadro to "Microsoft basic Display Driver" that works while I am still in windows. But after reboot same
problem accrues!

Wanted to know if anyone else is having the same problem? What's the best way to update the Nvidia drivers?

Also did you realize that after updating Nvidia drivers, windows system files get corrupt?
I have to run sfc /scannow to fix ! I also wonder why this happen ?

A:Windows 10 and manual Nvidia Driver Update!

It sounds like there could be another underlying issue, but have you ever tried removing the drivers in Safe Mode first? I usually do that, then reboot and run CCleaner. I'll reboot once more and then install the Nvidia drivers.

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I checked for readiness to install Windows 10, received message that my video card will not support Windows 10. I get the following message "NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, Your display will not work".  I checked the device mangaer for the associated driver and it says it is up to date, (but the date is something in 2012). I have auto update on for all the HP drivers  and WIndow updates so they should all be current.  Did a manual check today and it said all current.Does HP have an update for this video card so I can use Windows 10?

A:nvidia 540m driver update windows 10

Hi, Your Omni has not been certified for Windows 10 by HP.  Do you see any other issues in Device Manager? This NVIDIA driver may work. Take a restore point before you install the driver.

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Hi Guys

I have a problem that I cant seem to solve I have tried everything that I have found online to solve this problem. Right after I install the latest Nvidia Drivers for my laptop my screen goes BLACK after the windows logo when I reboot.

My Specs:
Windows 10 Home 64Bit (Fresh/Clean Installation)
Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-572G)

Things that I have tried already without any success:

Install older versions of the driver
Download drivers from different websites
I dont seem to get the cursor that some people are talking about
Cant log in or access anything with my black screen (Blind login)
I install windows 8.1 64bit but still same problem so im back to windows 10
Pressed the windows+P button to change to primary screen ( Or ctrl+P) but no change
Plugged in a different monitor (VGA and HDMI) still nothing
Installed the drivers in a lower resolution

After doing all this still no success

#Just a extra note

I dont know if this could have anything to do with this but I was busy playing a game before this problem started and in the middle of the game the graphics card driver crashed multiple times with a pop up that said something about your nvidia driver xxxxxxx has stopped working then my laptop froze. When I do a restart its fine again. I havnt done a format in 10 months so I thought its about time to get a fresh installed windows again so I installed a fresh copy of windows 10 home but after the format im having this problem which is also right after the driver crash probl... Read more

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In an effort to update my driver software for my new laptop running windows 8 I have uninstalled the driver for my Nvidia card, which was not working properly. Before this, and after this I have tried to update it and always got the same response: The best driver software for your device is installed. It gives me that message even when "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter" is the driver. I tried downloading driver software from the Nvidia website and it tells me "This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware".

My card is a Nvidia GeForce GTX 670MX.

A:Windows 8 Nvidia : Unable to update driver software

Laptop manufacturers sometimes use custom device IDs for their onboard graphics. Driver installers from nVidia may not recognize them.

It's best to get the drivers from the laptop manufacturer, if you can. It's particularly important if your laptop uses switchable graphics.

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Just to let you guys know my mail program in windows 10 64 bit closed a few seconds after opening it. After deleting the app and reinstalling and many other solutions I still couldn't get it to work. I rolled back the new Nvidia driver and now it works fine. The problem is the latest Nvidia driver 375-57, if you are having problems this is your answer.

A:Mail closes in windows 10 since new NVIDIA Driver update.

Originally Posted by mark444


Just to let you guys know my mail program in windows 10 64 bit closed a few seconds after opening it. After deleting the app and reinstalling and many other solutions I still couldn't get it to work. I rolled back the new Nvidia driver and now it works fine. The problem is the latest Nvidia driver 375-57, if you are having problems this is your answer.



Mark, Nvidia released a NEW update that fixes the bugs that were in v375.57 yesterday. Download v375.63, no need to roll back.

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Someone please help.
I have a deapad Y510p Processor Intel? Core? i7-4700MQ (2.4GHz 1600MHz 6MB) Operating System Windows 8.1 64
Graphics Dual NVIDIA? GeForce? GT755M 2GB/Intel HD 4600 Memory 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
Hard Disk Drive 1TB (5400 RPM) + 8GB Hybrid Drive. After upgrading to windows 10, my NVIDIA(10.18.13.5906) card does not work. I have tried to uninstall, reinstall, using CCleaner, clean install, disabled Windows 10 hidden updates, run as administrator, download from NViDIA, I mean everything that my experienced, and nontechnical mind can find and think of. The driver ran fine until October, however afte GEforce experience detected new GPU update, all updating has failed. It keeps giving me error 43. Could anyone please share any ideas, or help me figure whats going on??
Thank YOU

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I'm not a gamer, but rather an enthusiastic net surfer and would like my present graphics card to be as fast as easily possible. To do this, it has been suggested that I update my card's driver with downloading/installing Nvidia's latest driver (285.62 WHQL, Win7 64-bit...4G RAM, Firefox 9). Would this be the the right thing to do?

A:Driver update for NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i?

If you are not having problems, I would not go looking for trouble

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I tried to update the built in Nvidia NVS 5400M to the latest Nvidia driver from Nvidia's website R390 U8 (392.00)  WHQL After reboot the thinkpad would crash imidately anywhere within a few seconds, to two minutes after boot. The only way to stop the thinkpad from shuting down after boot is to select intergrated graphics in BIOS and completely disable the Nvidia GPU. I DDUed the drver and tried reinstalling... no dice. Nvidia says I have no compatable devices installed.I DDUed and reinstalled the driver package for the NVS 5400M from Lenovo... no dice. Thinkpad still crashes right after booting Windows.I tried to roll back the driver but the Nvidia NVS 5400M doesnt show up in device manager. Instead it says Standard VGA Graphics Adapter with a yellow triangle warning symbol. Properties shows error: "This device can not start" (Code 10)I did a system update from Lenovo for all the recomended updates (not optional).I checked Windows updates and everything is up to date. I'm starting to think that the NVS 5400M died... But I'm still clinging on to hope that that's not the case. 

A:[SOLVED] T430 shuts down crashes when booting with Nvidia GPU enabled after Nvidia driver update

OK... I [SOLVED] the issue... I downloaded the lenovo nvidia nvs 5400m driver again from Lenovo...I deleted the Nvidia folder C: DRIVERS/WIN/VIDEO/NVIDIAThen I reinstalled the drivers from Lenovo while the GPU was disabled in BIOS.I finished the driver install and let the ThinkPad reboot and load up Windows.Then I did a reboot, went into BOIS and enabled the GPU again...When Windows loaded I imidately went into the folder C: DRIVERS/WIN/VIDEO/NVIDIA and ran setup.exeNvidia was able to see the GPUI did a custom install and only selected the graphics driver, it got all the way to the end asking me to reboot... but before I could click on reboot the thinkpad died again.When I truned on the thinkpad again I could tell Windows was trying to sort itself out.... like it does when you add multiple graphics cards.When Windows loaded I imeditaly went back to setup.exe and tried again... This time it ran all the way through but didn't ask me to reboot so Im guessing it had detected drivers already installed from my prior attempt.Checked Device Manager and Nvidia NVS 4500M was there. No crash or shut down... Problem [SOLVED] 

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After installing Windows 10 Fall Creator Update 1709 on a ThinkPad T430 the current Version of Lenovos Driver for the Nvidia Optimus NVS 5400M will failed to install with error message: "The system can not find the file."  Also a direct driver of NVIDIA can not be installed. Can anybody help to get it working?Thanks!

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I've had my laptop for less than 2 months, but recently I got stuck in an auto-repair loop (possibly a virus), so I took my laptop to my university's tech center. Once there they wiped my laptop clean and installed a fresh install of Windows 10. A couple of my drivers got deleted like my mouse and wifi drivers, but they re-installed them there as well. Everything was fine just a little slow, I re-installed all my apps/games back. I never really checked for Windows 10 updates until a couple days ago because I randomly got this error when trying to play my games. It would say something like this: "ERROR: your video card does not support alpha blending with floating point render targets (D3DFMT_A16B16G16R16F)". I have a GTX 1050 ti, so I was really confused. I looked up how to fix it on other forums and even Reddit. Apparently, this happens when your laptop tries using the GPU built into the motherboard instead of the actual graphics card. Many suggested uninstalling the current GPU drivers and re-installing them. So that's exactly what I tried, but now whenever I try to express install the newest driver on Geforce Experience; it says "The Standard NVIDIA graphics driver is not compatible with this version of Windows. Please update your driver using...(website)". The website it gives is not even available, so I look up and manually try to download/install the driver myself, but it gives me the same message it did on Geforce Experience. So I finally decide to update Win... Read more

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When I attempt to install the NVIDIA Optimus Display Driver critical update 26.21.14.3213 [1] on Windows 2004 (OS Build 19041.1) -- this is from the Windows Insiders slow ring 20H1 preview -- on my X1 Extreme Gen 1, the installation errors out with: "Sorry. This driver can only be installed on Windows 10 Version 1803 or later." My version of windows (2004) is a great deal newer than 1803. This error also means that the update keeps on coming back in the Vantage app, similar to this issue from July [2]. Lenovo, could you update the driver package so it understands that 2004, although not released yet, is in fact newer than 1803? [1] https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-...[2] https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Pre-Installed-Lenovo-Software/Update-issue-NVIDIA-Optimus-Display-Drive...

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I have a FLEX 215 running the new Creators Update.  After I installed this update, Windows update  keeps offering me the ethernet driver even though I already have this latest ethernet driver already installed.   I tried downloading the latest ethernet driver from Lenovo website and went through setup steps and repair option.  When I checked again it did not says "Windows is up to date and the time".  It kept trying to install the ethernet driver.
 
Is this happening to anybody else?  Please help  
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:Flex 2 15 - windows update keeps offering me ethernet driver update even with current driver

Hello CaryguyThanks for using the Lenovo forums.Try to uninstall the driver, and the let the computer try to find it.

Click Start, type Device Manager, and press Enter.
Find and double-click the category of driver you want to uninstall
Right-click the device, and click Uninstall.
Windows will prompt you to confirm the device?s removal. Click OK to remove the driver.
After the uninstallation is complete, reboot your computer as soon as possible.

See if this can help.
 
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I have a FLEX 215 running the new Creators Update.  After I installed this update, Windows update  keeps offering me the ethernet driver even though I already have this latest ethernet driver already installed.   I tried downloading the latest ethernet driver from Lenovo website and went through setup steps and repair option.  When I checked again it did not says "Windows is up to date and the time".  It kept trying to install the ethernet driver. Is this happening to anybody else?  Please help  

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Just updated my NVIDIA driver and as soon as it was done my screen went darker I can barely see anything and I'm not able to adjust.

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Hello folks, my first post here. Short bio: 63 years old. Bought first desktop 2009 w/ Windows 7 Home, 4GB Ram, weenie video card. Found the Windows 7 forum, people there very generous, learning all the time. Got into photography, editing with Adobe Lightroom. LR came out with new version that performed upgraded tasks that my machine couldn't handle. Added 4 more GB Ram, by myself; so proud! Started using photo editing plug-ins from Topaz Labs, machine handled, but slowly. Topaz then came out with a super plug-in that required OpenGL 3.2 or higher, and at least 1GB of dedicated memory to open the application, 2GB or more recommended for optimal performance. Ground my poor little HP to a halt. Bought new computer with Windows 10 installed, and have been migrating back and forth between computers with W7 and W10, taking baby steps, digging W10 more and more as I pick it up. Thanks for bearing with me. Here's my question:

I got a pop-up on my desktop from Nvidia saying there's a driver update for my card (GeForce GTX650), went to Nvidia website, the update is GeForce Game Ready Driver. Now I do absolutely no gaming, so if it ain't broke...I figure I do not need this driver update. Question: How would I determine which driver updates I would need for my card? Thanks in advance, I'll be perusing this forum a lot.. The tutorials are excellent!

A:Nvidia driver update:need/don't need?

Hi and welcome.

All the Nvidia drivers since August 2015 have been called Game Ready so don't let that influence you. However, most updates to the Nvidia drivers have been to support new graphics cards and to improve some gaming experience.
If your system is performing to your liking, I would not necessarily update the drivers. Just my opinion.

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Should I update my VGA Driver from NVIDIA's site? There's no new update for my GPU here in Acer's site, my current driver is 5 or more versions late. I'm a person who wants to get all drivers updated to the latest version, so if ever I don't want to left this out . What would you guys advise?

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Hey, I cannot seem to find my nvidia version of my dirver.  I have the update, but I saw that it only works for windows vista.  I use nvidia Geforce 9400 GT and windows xp.

A:Nvidia driver update?

Maybe this will help...
 
http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/75993/en-us

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Hi,

I've been having problems with my graphics card. It's NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX400 in Windows XP Home edition, and in the device properties I get this message:

"This device cannot start. (Code 10)" I tried uninstalling the driver and then adding it in again, but that caused the screen to go blank and then freeze.

Also, sometimes it prevents my computer from entering hibernation.. plus I can't watch any video as it moves too slow.. Does anyone know where I can download an update for this driver and how to update it?

Thanks!
 

A:NVIDIA driver update

http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp

Uninstall the old driver first, before attempting to install the new driver. Also, turn off any antivirus programmes when installing the new driver.

Regards Howard
 

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Latest Nvidia driver update has anyone had any issues, I have and have gone back to 347.09 only had problems in Sli and I'm sure others will have had so I guess have to wait till they fix it up.
 

A:Nvidia driver update 347.25

347.25 fixed all the issues I was having with my Oculus Rift. I was getting a doubling of all VR images but now it's back to normal. None of the games I play were negatively affected and I'm also running SLI. What games are you having issues with? Some people will always have troubles with every driver release - and most of the time it's something very specific with their configuration so the software and hardware you are using matter quite a lot and most of the time the problems people are having are not only the driver's fault.
 

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I need to uninstall and reinstall an updated driver for NVIDIA.  Can I get the update free of charge, and where?
 
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 18-12-2013
Ran by LOCH (administrator) on 22-01-2014 at 11:40:06
Running from "C:\Users\LOCH\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\F6MPGM65"
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium  Service Pack 2 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
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========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
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Error: (01/22/2014 07:41:16 AM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
Error: (01/22/2014 07:27:35 AM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
Error: (01/21/2014 02:00:48 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
Error: (01/20/2014 09:09:00 PM) (Source: Application Hang) (User: )
Description: The program WinMail.exe version 6.0.6001.18000 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To s... Read more

A:NVIDIA DRIVER UPDATE.

Depending on what Nvidia driver. If built-in video then I would go to the Motherboard maker or computer makers website.
If a Video card I'd go to the Video card makers site computer makers website.
 
Alternatively www.nvidia.com and use the drivers tab, upper left.
 
Good Luck
Roger

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I want to know how to update my NVIDIA graphics driver.
I know it's a silly question but it doesn't work for me. After driver installation it prompts my computer for restart and when I restart startup repair appears.
So I need a proper way to update my graphics driver.

A:NVIDIA driver update

Do you see your computer crash at start up before start up repair? Where do you get your driver update? Be sure to download it from here: Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
Select Custom then check Clean Install and uncheck everything in the installation list (except driver, ofcourse)

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So i bought a Touchsmart IQ526 Series PC, it's the all in one computers.
I have a NVIDIA 9300M GS graphics card and i'm trying to update it! Right now the current version is 198.19.
I've been trying to update the graphics driver to 260.99 (http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us) but it keeps giving me an error saying the it is not compatible with hardware! I've been updating drivers from the device manager list but it keeps saying it is up to date. The purpose for me to do this is for the purpose of gaming. I know this PC isn't made for gaming but the specs are able to handle it.

So anyways, please if anyone can help me out here i would be grateful. It just seems impossible finding the driver for it.
Can you even update drivers on a Touchsmart IQ526?

Here is the hardware IDS
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06E9&SUBSYS_90101B0A&REV_A1
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06E9&SUBSYS_90101B0A
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06E9&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06E9&CC_0300
 

A:Trying to update driver for NVIDIA HELP PLZ!

Those are the vendor and device codes for the NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS.

What version of Windows are you using, and is it the 32-bit or 64-bit version?

According to its support site and product specifications section, it comes with Windows Vista Home Premium SP1(64-bit) pre-installed. If you're still using that operating system, have you upgraded it to SP2?

I noticed at the NVIDIA drivers site that the GeForce 9300M GS is listed in the notebook/laptop section and not in the desktop section. I would've thought an all-in-one computer falls in the desktop category, but I guess I'm wrong.

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Hello folks, my first post here. Short bio: 63 years old. Bought first desktop 2009 w/ Windows 7 Home, 4GB Ram, weenie video card. Found the Windows 7 forum, people there very generous, learning all the time. Got into photography, editing with Adobe Lightroom. LR came out with new version that performed upgraded tasks that my machine couldn't handle. Added 4 more GB Ram, by myself; so proud! Started using photo editing plug-ins from Topaz Labs, machine handled, but slowly. Topaz then came out with a super plug-in that required OpenGL 3.2 or higher, and at least 1GB of dedicated memory to open the application, 2GB or more recommended for optimal performance. Ground my poor little HP to a halt. Bought new computer with Windows 10 installed, and have been migrating back and forth between computers with W7 and W10, taking baby steps, digging W10 more and more as I pick it up. Thanks for bearing with me. Here's my question:

I got a pop-up on my desktop from Nvidia saying there's a driver update for my card (GeForce GTX650), went to Nvidia website, the update is GeForce Game Ready Driver. Now I do absolutely no gaming, so if it ain't broke...I figure I do not need this driver update. Question: How would I determine which driver updates I would need for my card? Thanks in advance, I'll be perusing this forum a lot.. The tutorials are excellent!

A:Nvidia driver update:need/don't need?

Hi and welcome.

All the Nvidia drivers since August 2015 have been called Game Ready so don't let that influence you. However, most updates to the Nvidia drivers have been to support new graphics cards and to improve some gaming experience.
If your system is performing to your liking, I would not necessarily update the drivers. Just my opinion.

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So like im going to update my nvidia driver, i already got the new driver update file i havent install it yet. i was wondering what should i do like should i remove the old driver or just run the file?
 

A:NVIDIA Driver Update

Just run the file. I would not uninstall the old driver, if need be, the new driver will notify you that another version is on the computer and uninstall/upgrade as needed.
 

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I am wondering about the correct procedure to follow when updating an NVIDIA Video driver in a windows Vista PC. I have the driver ready to install. I already tried to do this, but didn't seem to work. I uninstalled the old driver through add/remove programs and then deleted it from device manager. The problem was when I rebooted I failed to realize that Vista updates the driver automatically. This prevents me from installing the video driver that I wanted to. In XP you can choose not to update and then install your own. Should I have installed the new driver before rebooting.

Do you really have to uninstall the old one first, or just update the current one. What's the step by step best way to do this. Thanks.

A:NVIDIA driver Update

That's a tough call and opinions vary. Some say you should uninstall the old drivers and then use a utility to ensure they are gone but...........The nVidia drivers COME with an uninstaller. You run the program and it says "uninstalling old driver........" and when it finishes that it reboots and then "installing new driver......"I use Driver Sweeper and then install. LOL that's not what the directions say to do though. About the automatic install....... SUPPOSEDLY to turn it off you follow the following instructions (I say supposedly because I have had it work and not work. When it didn't work I repeated the steps until it did. I reboot after doing it, but I don't think it's necessary):To turn off automatic driver installation:Hit Start> Control Panel> System> Advanced System Settings> Hardware (when you hit advanced system settings, the box that opens says system properties) > Windows Update Driver Settings. There you have three options. Automatic, ask, and never. Click the one you want and hit apply.It occurs to me you should be able to right click computer and then select properties and get there as well. I'll try it after I post lol.EDIT: nope, that didn't work (right click computer), but I KNOW there is shorter way to get to system properties.........

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Last night, MS downloaded a driver update to this PC for the graphics card. The update specifically called out the nVidia 7300LE card that's installed. The writeup also stated that it was to correct the January Patch Tuesday updates. I thought it was strange that the update singled out my particular graphics card. I wonder if other W7 users that have nVidia cards installed might be getting similar updates since I see several posters here with display issues at boot up. Just thought I'd share my luck.

A:MS Driver Update for nVidia Cards...

There should be no reason for a MS graphics update if you have the latest driver from invidia.

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I downloaded 45.33 (having issues with a game freezing...System Shock 2)...If I click on update driver...Windows says it cannot(when I point it to the driver folder). If I try running the setup from within the new driver folder...it acts like it's installing the new drivers...but when I reboot...it's still on 40.72s.

I have also tried this by first removing the drivers in Add, Remove Programs.

WinXP Pro
P4 2.6C
512 DDR Ram
Leadtek Geforce 4 TI4200
 

A:Cannot update nvidia driver...XP Pro keeps reinstalling 40.72s.

Are you getting your drivers from Leadtek's site (try NVIDIA or vice versa)? Have you tried 'rolling back' your 40.72's. You could also try to uninstall from Safe Mode. You could also try to get all the way to the generic XP VGA driver first. Or maybe one of these Det Removers will work.
http://download.guru3d.com/detonator/
 

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OK, for sh##s and grins I went to nvidia to check and see if there where any driver updates for my bfg nvidia 8400 gs graphics card. There was, so I went ahead and downloaded it. The download went off with out a hitch and no ill effects that I can notice as of the moment. My concern is and it's not a big one but still a concern non the less, is that when I checked my Windows Experience Index base score, it changed. Sure I was expecting it to but go up not down. All of my base scores stayed the same except my graphics score...it went from a 4.1 to 4.0. No big deal, a tenth of a point but back wards. Does any body have an idea or reason for this. I would just like some clarification on this.

The rest of my scores are as follows: 5.4, 5.9, 4.0, 4.9, 5.8 respectively.

A:bfg nvidia 8400gs driver update

First of all, I'd get a new 8800 ($90) or 9800($115), because they're not at all expensive and your pc won't be bottlenecked in such a measure.. Second of all, I wouldn't add too much importance to that WEI score.. I installed 1 more gig of RAM not so long ago, better one then the one I already had and my WEI went down as well..:s

Amplid

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Hi to whoever is reading this. I need help.

I recently just downloaded the Planet Coaster Alpha game and tried opening it. Unfortunately, this message popped up:
"No suitable 3D graphics adapter is available.
Please check that you have a DirectX11 compatible graphics card with suitable drivers installed."

I tried downloading the latest nvidia drivers but the screen resolution doesn't seem to be right because
nvidia control panel didn't install together with the driver. When I fix the screen resolution, the driver goes back to the version it was before the download. I can't seem to update my display driver. Please help!

btw my display driver right now is nvidia geforce 7100 / nforce 630i... thanks!
 

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So I am trying to update my driver I have the NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT in my alienware laptop. I go to the website and let it scan my computer and find the latest update and then download and install it. I restart my computer and when it reboots it runs fine for about 2 minutes and then it just freaks out! it goes black and then flickers and then changes resolution and then just goes insane until I force a shutdown. So I rolled the driver back but I was wondering if anyone knows what went wrong and how I can update my driver the right way next time. Any help would be appreciated
 

A:Problem with Nvidia driver update please help

You might try uninstalling the driver, then using DriverSweeper to remove any remnants before you try to reinstall..

Someone else might have additional suggestions, but if the problem remains can't help but wonder if the video card itself may have gone bad
 

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Hi to whoever is reading this. I need help.

I recently just downloaded the Planet Coaster Alpha game and tried opening it. Unfortunately, this message popped up:
"No suitable 3D graphics adapter is available.
Please check that you have a DirectX11 compatible graphics card with suitable drivers installed."

I tried downloading the latest nvidia drivers but the screen resolution doesn't seem to be right because
nvidia control panel didn't install together with the driver. When I fix the screen resolution, the driver goes back to the version it was before the download. I can't seem to update my display driver. Please help!

btw my display driver right now is nvidia geforce 7100 / nforce 630i... thanks!
 

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Hello!

Unfortunately I've been trying to identify the location from an issue I have without success. My computer tends to lag and make a sound specific to when a BSOD occurs. Though it wont go into the final stage (The BSOD occurs, it's just the lag - which in the end becomes annoying).

After looking up my HDD, RAM and CPU (they didn't have any issues). I decided to have a look on my 400? GPU. The drivers I have say my current drivers are up2date (320.18, very problematic drivers). I can recall starting having issues upgrading to these drivers. When I went to Nvidia's site - I saw that so wasn't the case - my drivers were outdated. I downloaded 320.49 and when I tried to install it I received a BSOD. Twice.

I've attached my log.

If something is unclear, do not be afraid to point it out! Every mistake (language-wise) is on my behalf!

Thanks,
Varg

A:BSOD when trying to update Nvidia driver

Hello Varg,

I will not be the one to do a formal analysis of your logs; however, your situation peaked my interest when you said it acted like a BSOD but didn't actually BSOD (it just started lagging). So, I took a peek at your Event Viewer logs and I didn't see anything in there (although I could have missed something important). Anyway, my first question is "Did it ever work OK?" If so, would it be possible to try and reinstall the drivers that last worked and see what happens? Any chance you have developed a heat-related issue? Do you have any means of monitoring your GPU temperature? If not, you could try download GPU-Z to do the monitoring.

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Hey!

I'm currently getting BSODs when I try to update my Nvidia drivers. I have had a lot of them - last time I had a BSOD was November 2012 (Same computer - no hardware/software replace). But now I've been getting them again. I'm very sad about this, there's not much to say...

A:BSOD when trying to update Nvidia driver

Only 40 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have 66 or more. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

WPRO_41_2001.sys (CACE Technologies WinPcap Packet Driver) dates from 2011, please update the program with the latest, Win8 compatible version. If there isn't a Win8 compatible version, please uninstall it.

trufos.sys, bdfwfpf.sys, and avchv.sys (all are a part of BitDefender) date from 2011, please update the program with the latest, Win8 compatible version.

LGBusEnum.sys (a part of your Logitech software) dates from 2011, please update the program with the latest, Win8 compatible version. If there isn't a Win8 compatible version, please uninstall it.

AsrAppCharger.sys (a part of AsRock App Charger) dates from 2011, please uninstall it.

All 3 memory dumps in the upload are all STOP 0xA and blame the kernel (core) of the OS.
If all of the above doesn't stop the BSOD's, please run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: Driver Verifier Settings

Also, if you're having more BSOD's than the 3 that were uploaded, I'd suspect that there also might be a hardware problem (maybe with the video card?). Start with these free diagnostics (I'd start with the 2 video test sections first): Hardware Diagnostics


Code:
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Owner\Downloads\053013-51796-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.m... Read more

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i keep getting this error every time i try to update my graphics card driver.

Here is a screen shot of the problem -

Most/all information is in the SS , I have a HP laptop windows 7 32 bit and i do windows updates when there available. And i got bitdefender total security 2010 as a security software.

[Any help will be thanked heavily and very appreciated , and I'm pretty sure i posted in the correct section.]
EDIT: hehe fixed , i did windows update and restored the hidden update and installed it from there (it didn't work before with this method , but magically worked now) , Thanks anyway guys.

A:[Help] NVIDIA Driver Update Error

Glad to know you figured it out. Thnaks for posting how. Fabe

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Hi,

About last week I update my graphic card driver (nvidia geforce go 7150m/630m) from ver 7.15.11.5665 to 7.15.11.7991 using updating function in Device Management. The update when smoothly and I thought at first that it's successfull since I did not receive any error messag and in Device management list the new ver. as 7.15.11.7991. However, after that I got some conflicts in driver and it somehow affects my cdrom drive as it's now no longer start when turn on the laptop unless restart immediately.

I went to the regedit and see in the installer folder of nvidia, the install regitry listed as "failure" and the version is still listed as the old one (7.15.11.5665). Is there any way to correct this?

BTW, my OS is window vista home premium 32-bit.

A:nvidia driver update failed

Welcome
If you have the new driver and are having problems, go back to device manager and roll back to the old driver. What you are experiencing is a common problem. Many here feel it is best not to upadate unless you are having problems.

Edit: Better to roll back with a system restore.
System Restore - How to

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Im really lost on how to update my video card. I think im supposed to download something...
 

A:Nvidia GeForce2 MX/MX 400 driver update?

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Hi,

I have encountered a problem with installing the latest drivers from NVIDIA.
The driver fails to install and in the Windows 10 (x64) Device manager the NVIDIA 1050 GTX is displayed with a exclamation mark. I had to revert back the driver to previous version. 
Are there other people with this problem ?

A:xps 15 (9560) nvidia 378.66 driver update

Same. Updated to the latest Nvidia drivers and has an error in Device Manager that the device cannot start. Even removed them with Add/Remove programs and DDU, rebooted, installed and same error. Had to revert back to previous drivers. Another XPS 9560 user is having the same issue on the Nvidia forums.

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Hello all,

I'm having an issue with windows update. I have an Nvidia driver for my GTX275 that keeps failing to update. This has stopped all other pending updates. I have since disabled Windows from getting driver updates but I can't figure out how to get Windows to ignore the current Nvidia driver update that's trying to install. This is of course still preventing me from getting updates currently.

I wanted to keep my post short and sweet, if more info is need please feel free to ask. Also I already have a decoded update log ready to go if anyone wants to see it.

Thank you

Window 10 Build 10240

A:Nvidia Driver Fails to Update

Originally Posted by Teilani


Hello all,

I'm having an issue with windows update. I have an Nvidia driver for my GTX275 that keeps failing to update. This has stopped all other pending updates. I have since disabled Windows from getting driver updates but I can't figure out how to get Windows to ignore the current Nvidia driver update that's trying to install. This is of course still preventing me from getting updates currently.

I wanted to keep my post short and sweet, if more info is need please feel free to ask. Also I already have a decoded update log ready to go if anyone wants to see it.

Thank you

Window 10 Build 10240



Hi,
Microsoft has released a tool that hides an update in case if it fails or giving you troubles.
Download it here:
Download Windows 10 Updates Troubleshooter Tool from Microsoft
let us know how it goes, feel free for any other assistance

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I went to Nvidia and run the scan and downloaded the latest driver. I installed it, and thought it would automatically uninstall the previous driver, which is also located in the default C:/ > Nvidia folder, but when I checked after installing the new driver, the old version has a different folder and the new one has a different folder. Now I checked device manager and my pc was using the new drivers and software, so how can I remove the old version which is located in C:/ drive?

Please help.
 

A:Nvidia Driver Update problem.

Nvidia and ATI installers will first extract the drivers
to a folder on the main drive and then run install.
It is usually safe to delete the old setup files.
You will want to keep the newer one in there
in case you need to do a reinstall.
Keeps you from have to download it again.
 

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