Discontinued (check OP link for future drivers) - Clean Version

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  1. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    I have been using the workaround method with a dummy file for quite some time now across all my devices including work pc, without any issues at all. Try it out and let me know how it works for you.

    The reason as to why I haven't implemented this method into the clean drivers yet is lack of testing - a dozen of people are hardy a sample group big enough to assure that everything works just fine. So please by all means - give some feedback in the end.
     
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  2. Kronos

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    I had issues using a dummy "Windows couldn't find the file specified" but I didn't try blocking with windows firewall, what I did do was install the clean driver as per normal (without a dummy file)

    navigate over to the driverstore folder where the driver is installed which would be ...

    c:/windows/system32/DriverStore/FileRepository/nv_dispi.inf_<arch>_<uid>/

    then simply deleted both NV_telemetry and DisplayDriverRAS, limited testing (restarting, clicking around the desktop, playing media etc) shown no errors so far.

    one thing though is the entries for the removed dll files still exist in the registry and can't be removed, maybe they also do when using dummy files method too?

    would be interested to know if searching the registery for DisplayDriverRAS.dll with the dummy file method turns up anything?

    Anyways thanks
     
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    Technically, all the strings that point to RAS dll and registry entries will still be there.
    However, they will not do anything, as all of the instructions that were within the .dll are not present.

    Odd that you had this Windows warning. At what stage did it pop up?
     
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    durin driver installation,clicked on my existing generic display in device manager, clicked update driver and pointed it to the clean driver location, with a dummy file it gave that error but with the original files it installed fine

    either way it is ruing without telemetry now which probably wouldnt have bee able to figure out on my own so I am happy, thanks
     

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    Why not use DDU prior to installation and afterwards simply installing a clean driver? In that case dummy method works perfectly.
     
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    Steve30x Master Guru

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    While creating a custom windows 10 Install I found that Windows has an NVIDIA Statistics file in the 1903 installation. I removed this file and I have no problems with the drivers
     
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    If you could post what kind of problems you had, that would be helpful (for some people)...
     
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    Read what I said again. I did not say I had any problems
     
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    For future reference - what file are we talking about?
     
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    Ill have a look shortly. and I'll update this post
     

  11. Steve30x

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    Sorry its not a file I deleted , Its a privacy setting I disabled.

    In NTLite go to Settings> Privacy Theres a setting there called

    Allow Experience Improvement Program (Nvidia Driver).
     
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    Just a heads up: R435 drivers (including 436.02) have integrated the Nvidia Profile Updater into the Nvidia Display Container service as a plugin.

    If you don't want the plugin to "phone home" every now and then to check for updated profiles, you can remove the plugin as follows:
    1. Delete the NvProfileUpdater shortcut from the "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display.NvContainer\plugins\Session\" folder.
    2. Delete the NvProfileUpdater folder from the "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\" folder.
    3. Restart the Nvidia Display Container service (or restart PC if you prefer).
    This plugin also creates a folder in "C:\ProgramData\NVIDIA Corporation\" for its log files, so you can safely remove that NvProfileUpdater folder as well if you decide to remove the plugin.
     
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    This plugin is still only utilised if GFE is on the system, update commands are not invoked automatically by the plugin.
     

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    According to the plugin's logs, it kept trying to connect to Nvidia every few minutes even when I wasn't connected to the Internet. I also don't use/install GFE.
     
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    i've got logs from 435.80 and none of the attempts succeeded all failing with error 200
     
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    All the more reason for removing the plugin then.
     
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    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    All driver links seem to be down, for me at least. Anyone has a working link for all RTX versions?
     
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    I got the installation from GFE. I'll edit this post with the link when my upload is done. Not sure if it includes the files for RTX as I'm using a GTX 1070.

    === EDIT ===
    Apparently nvidia pulled off the drivers because they're installing GFE even when users chose the option to not install it
    Anyway, here's the driver; https://mega.nz/#!UkoAiI5T!pj430uyl4-2qIABujt-znRbroadfZgO5ucFFRPpSIu8
     
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