516.59 - Clean Version

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by Eviltoaster, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. OniKeaton

    OniKeaton Master Guru

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    The files in the Display.Driver folder that end in '_' are compressed using SZDD, which can be decompressed using the 'expand -r' command in Windows. This enables the drivers to be compressed by an additional 20%+. I'm surprised NVIDIA doesn't provide the original, uncompressed files in their installation files to save on server space. A .bat file can be created and executed in the Display.Driver folder to prepare them for compression:
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    expand -r *.??_
    del *.??_
    rename *.dl *.dl_
    rename *.ex *.ex_
    rename *.sy *.sy_
    rename *.bi *.bi_
    rename *.ic *.ic_
    7-Zip can also extract these files, but it won't handle the renaming of them like the above .bat file will.
     
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  3. OniKeaton

    OniKeaton Master Guru

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    @Eviltoaster, the official NVIDIA desktop and notebook releases are still identical. No need in providing separate desktop and notebook versions for these Clean drivers.

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    https://mega.nz/file/1lYCARxB#EbFIIkDLiKlsDoLyeF0s_lOdIQtlmU3MXQ5tprLBW0E
    
     
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  5. THEBOSS619

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    I appreciate the amount of work put on this, thank you :)

    Although.. it isn't enough to clean it from the driver/files level... the amount of telemetry and bloat that Nvidia have implemented is above imagination truly. The amount of loggings, tracing, and buttload of crap inside the drivers... makes it impossible to do it universally bec. it does it to each specific GPU model and not just the models but the sub models too. I do the cleaning by myself and following alanfox2000's cleaning method [https://puresoftapps-nvidia.blogspot.com/] he doesn't share how he does it but I can see it through his work on the drivers + some extra cleaning by myself I do it on my own. I am 100% doing it all by myself now on every Nvidia driver updates gets released ;)

    I will put out some points for those who want to go too damn deep to the rabbit hole.
    - Folders to remove inside Display.Driver:-
    • NvCamera
    • NVWMI
    • NvTelemetry64.dll
    - Then Files to remove inside Display.NvContainer:-
    • dlsargs.xml
    • dlsnetparams.csv
    • nvgwls.exe
    • nvtopps.db3
    - Then Files to remove inside plugins\LocalSystem:-
    • wksServicePluginZero.dll
    • _DisplayDriverRAS.dll
    - Then Files to remove inside plugins\Session:-
    • _nvtopps.dll

    After all that... You need to find your GPU specific ID Hardware on *.inf files and then remove all the lines that you have removed Files/Folders previously.

    Then Inside Display.Driver folder you will need to open DisplayDriver.nvi as a Notepad/Sublime/Notepad++ and also remove all the lines that you have removed Files/Folders previously. Same thing applies on the root folder of Nvidia setup.cfg too.

    This is just some guidance points for those who wants... extra clean :) although.. doing that will alter the driver signature so you will need to disable driver signature enforcement feature to be able to install the driver after you have done everything. This is not for newbie people or beginners.. you should know what I am talking about.

    After all... thank you for your support after all those years providing every single driver clean update :)

    Edit:- He actually did provide how to do it on here [https://puresoftapps-nvidia.blogspot.com/p/the-latest-repack-follow-this-tweak.html] but it is a little bit outdated :)
     
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  6. enthusiast29

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    Doing this would prevent running anti-cheat software and people would not be able to play most MP games. If you really care about data collection then add something like pi-hole to your network. Stopping data collection from just one app isn't gonna do anything to your privacy.
     
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  7. THEBOSS619

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    That is true but I play MP games that doesn't have this kind of anti-cheat software so it isn't affecting me. It isn't about privacy only though... I use custom DNS server so I am pretty much covered on that side about privacy... it is also about trying to lower the overhead that Nvidia drivers gets added with it and the amount of bloat/loggings/tracings on driver levels. All these stuff pretty sure use CPU/GPU cycles at least.

    At least when customizing the driver... I still have WHQL status on a custom Nvidia driver ;)
    whql.jpg

    Which really shouldn't cause too much issue with anti-cheat software unless they are pretty stubborn.

    It isn't about one app on nvidia... its a multiple of services with it + Deep down on drivers level... all that with just Nvidia drivers alone.. useless with no benefits except collecting/logging/etc... why need all that dirt on driver level + a multiple of services with it for a damn GPU driver? I believe those kind of things to be made for Beta driver releases where a developer gets benefits from those kind of stuff... but other than that.. why implement it on Stable releases too? it doesn't make sense to me.

    Generally... It might not make a difference for High End Spec PC's/Laptops but it will surely make a difference on Low-Mid Tier PC's/Laptops in general. Personally I like my stuff to be clean :)
     
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  8. OniKeaton

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    I use Pi-Hole on my network and love it.
     
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  9. Phragmeister

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    Just want to say a massive thank you for uploading these clean drivers. Makes it so much easier and takes worries off the mind.

    Thanks a lot @Eviltoaster
     
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    TY. Like the good ol' days.:)
     

  11. Sabbath

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    So i just installed these drivers. For the very first time, first time for any of your drivers dame good job i must say. Thank you sir :cool: stuff
     
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  12. Eviltoaster

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    Updated to v511.65
     
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    Do i still get the Nvidia control panel with these clean versions?
     
  14. PetritH

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    Yep.
     
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    You're a such incredible toaster, thx again for your work !
     
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    Thank you so much tuan.
     
  17. Danny_G13

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    Way prefer these cleaner drivers. Thank you for this project. Looking forward to the clean version for the latest hotfix!
     
  18. Eviltoaster

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    Added hotfix v511.72
     
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    Thanks for job and update, no more issue with custom refresh rate over hdmi.
    Good driver
     

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