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418.81 WHQL - Clean Version

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by cryohellinc, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Apologies for this. Seems that there are a lot of downloads right now, so perhaps a Google Drive transfer quota was reached.

    I will upload them to MEGA as well then, that should fix it.

    P.S. Fixed.
     
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  2. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    -First post updated with additional/backup MEGA links.
    [​IMG]

    Apparently lots of downloads...
     
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    Hey buddy, is there any possibility of getting the links to your older driver releases?
     
  4. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    I keep only current driver versions on my cloud storage.

    However, if someone has massive cloud storage and wishes to keep a version archive I will be more than happy to organise that.
     

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    That's a bummer. I hope somebody would help us out, because some of us tend to go to back to an older version after having problems with the latest driver. I'm looking for the 416.94 version. If anybody got a link to that particular version, please help me out.
    Anyway thanks for what you are doing buddy.
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Worst case, you can always try to do your own driver slimming with the older ones (again)
     
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    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    There is a detailed step by step guide in the first post. Read it and do it.

    It's not that hard really. The whole process takes a couple of minutes and works for any driver version.
     
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    Yep I know the steps. I used to do that by myself before finding about cryo's clean version. The thing is I want to save all the data I could at this point, cuz data packages are brutal in my country compared to the other countries.
     
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  9. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    - First post updated with Clean 417.75 HotFix - Desktop/Notebook Versions

    417.71 - r417_68-4
    417.75 - r417_68-5
     
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  10. EeK

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    First of all, I'd like to thank @cryohellinc for providing the clean drivers.

    If I may suggest an improvement to an already excellent thread, I'd like to see links to previous drivers on the main post, and not just to the most recent version, as that may not be the best option to all users.

    Case in point, as a 1080 Ti owner, I was looking for the 399.24 drivers (still considered the best for Pascal cards, in terms of gaming performance). I found cryohellinc's post about it (dated of September 10, 2018), but not the link to the download of the drivers themselves, so I had to "clean" them myself.

    I realize it's not viable to keep all driver versions uploaded (and maintain a long list in the OP), but maybe keep links to at least the last five, aside from well regarded choices, like 399.24, 417.22, etc.

    Finally, I'm a fan of Nvidia Share (formerly ShadowPlay), so I still later installed Geforce Experience. I tried following the instructions provided in the link for removing mandatory login and telemetry, but I'm not sure if I've followed the steps correctly.

    I downloaded the latest version of GFE and installed it normally. I then replaced the app.js file with the pre-modded one in the GitHub page. I also edited the Windows hosts file, adding the full block list of domains to the end of the text (without "#" before each line, I assume).

    My question is related to the "auto-install easy fix". There's no option to "Run as Administrator" when right-clicking the Install-Fix.ps1 file, only "Run with PowerShell". I tried that and the blue PowerShell window quickly flashed and closed itself.

    I then tried running the suggested PowerShell call ("Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned") by opening PowerShell itself as Administrator. After I typed "A" and hit Enter to change all, no other information was displayed on the screen, and I was still in the same command prompt.

    After doing that, I ran Install-Fix.ps1 one more time (with PowerShell, since the Administrator option still wasn't showing up) and the same thing as before occurred: quick flash of the blue PowerShell window and that was it. Not sure if that's the intended behavior or if I've done something wrong.

    Opening GFE shows me the "The page could not be loaded. Check your internet connectivity and try again." error window, but I can close it and proceed to change settings and use Nvidia Share. So I guess the tweaks worked? I'm still curious if I did everything correct in the PowerShell step, though.
     

  11. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Hi @EeK
    Thank you for some feedback. Glad you find this useful.

    -Regarding archives: I have stated it multiple times, that I don't have the storage capacity to sustain previous driver versions. Drives in the OP will be only from latest WHQL / Hotfix versions. If you have cloud storage and willing to share it, we can talk it through and arrange a solution.
    Otherwise, that won't happen.

    The first post has a "clean yourself guide", it can be applied to any previous driver version and takes only a couple of minutes to do so.

    -Regarding BaiGfe: Please re-check the steps, I haven't used it for some time, but last time I tried it both auto and manual modes worked for me.
    I would advise using Manual method as it assures that everything will Work.
     
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    I can help with storage check pm
     
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  13. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Did, thank you.
     
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    Your welcome check again
     
  15. EeK

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    Thanks for replying, @cryohellinc.

    I didn't read through the whole thread, my apologies if you had already addressed the archive idea. I'm not entirely familiar with free cloud storage alternatives, if the links expire after some time or not. But I see that another used has already offered help, so I hope you can work out something.

    In my previous post, I mentioned maintaining at least five driver versions at all times, but I now realize that's not necessary. My suggestion would be to have 399.24 up for the time being (as it's still considered the best pre-20 series driver for Pascal cards), as well as 417.22 (the best recent version, performance-wise). Aside from the most recent one and whatever hotfixes may be released, of course.

    As for BaiGFE, there aren't really any actual steps mentioned in the ReadMe, just bullet points (and not numbered), hence my confusion regarding what's necessary and what's just an alternative way of doing things. They are, in order:
    • Easy copy/paste fix
    • Auto-install easy fix
    • Manual way
    • How to Block Data Collection / Telemetry
    Are the first three simply different methods of applying the same tweaks?

    The "manual way" is pretty clearly the same as the "easy copy/paste fix", the latter being what I did (replace the app.js file with the pre-modded one).

    I also tried the "auto-install easy fix" after completing the "easy copy/paste fix", without knowing if it was a necessary or redundant step. That's the one I'm not sure was completed or not.

    Regarding the block telemetry "step", this is what my edited hosts file looks like. Does that seem right to you?
     

  16. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    @EeK
    Sorry for late reply.

    And seems correct to me.
    I will have some free time this weekend, will give it a go and test this approach on my laptop, however, from the other topic you wrote in (ddu) it seems that it's working for you as intended?
     
  17. EeK

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    Hey! No worries, thanks for getting back to me.

    I mentioned in my previous post on this thread that GFE was apparently working:

    Opening GFE shows me the "The page could not be loaded. Check your internet connectivity and try again." error window, but I can close it and proceed to change settings and use Nvidia Share. So I guess the tweaks worked? I'm still curious if I did everything correct in the PowerShell step, though.

    I didn't have to login to use the program, but I'm still not sure if the "auto-install fix" is a redundant step or if I did it right, as I have no way to tell what's the intended behavior of the "fix".

    And speaking of DDU, it really breaks GFE even after unticking the "remove GFE" checkmark, right?
     
  18. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    @EeK
    It does, as it cleans A LOT of things. And as @Wagnard suggested, down the road, he plans to fully remove it. I can see why.

    Personally, I DDU clean before any driver installation. This assures me that no traces are left from anything related to a specific driver I had before.

    In your place, I would prepare GFE with tweaks in a separate folder somewhere, and after each new driver installation simply copy it over.
     
  19. EeK

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    @cryohellinc

    I understand. I also run DDU before all new driver installations, and had honestly given up on GFE until I found your thread. However, since Nvidia Share is the overlay that least affects performance, in my experience, I was planning on going back to using it.

    As for keeping a tweaked GFE elsewhere, if the only method required to tweak it is, in fact, the "easy copy/paste fix", without the need for the PowerShell script or the manual tweaks, it's not really a hassle to just copy/paste a single file (app.js).

    Can you confirm that, aside from editing the hosts file to block telemetry, copying/pasting the pre-modded app.js file is the only necessary step to tweak GFE? Are the auto-install and manual ways simply alternative methods of performing the same task?
     
  20. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    Just to let know that I'm working on what you asked and so far the result are promising.
     
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