Display Driver Uninstaller Thread

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by Wagnard, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. mtbiker033

    mtbiker033 New Member

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    you are fast!!! I just edited my post but you beat me to it!

    i did read above and confirm that closing MSI AB worked!

    thank you!
     
  2. jiminycricket

    jiminycricket Member Guru

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    Hmmm what does the Remove "GeForce Experience" display driver installer cache/files (Note: Drivers won't be removed) option do exactly? Should I use it even if I don't have GFE installed? Must be a new feature as I don't recall seeing it before (although I haven't run DDU in several months).
     
  3. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    No need to run if you never installed GFE.
    It only clean it's cache. By default, GFE doesn't remove the drivers installation files that it has downloaded.
     
  4. jiminycricket

    jiminycricket Member Guru

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    I see. Thanks for the helpful explanation.
     

  5. jbh1145

    jbh1145 New Member

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    DDU hasn't been blocking Windows from automatically installing Nvidia drivers lately. Is there something wrong with DDU or did a Windows Update bork this?
     
  6. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    DDU block device manager from searching Windows update.
    DDU doesn't block windows update from downloading /installing a driver.
    Yeah I know, it can be confusing.
     
  7. jbh1145

    jbh1145 New Member

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    Alright. I guess its not a big deal, I'm just confused cause for me it always prevented windows from automatically installing the driver until about a week ago.
     
  8. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    if you want to stop it from happening

    2 things you can try/do


    Code:
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    Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Windows Update "Do not include drivers with Windows Updates"
    Which "Should" stop WU from find drivers.
    I have this enabled



    Code:
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    Computer Configuration>Administrative Template>System>Drivers Installation>Driver Installation restriction>"Prevent Installation of Devices using drivers that match these device setup classes"
    this will stop installs(warning this will prevent manual installs too but it will stop driver updates that bypass wu all together)

    To get the GUID

    Device manager> "gpu name">proprieties>details>propety>Class GUID
    I was using this it is currently not thought, I want to see if above works as advertised.


    I running 375.70 drivers still and WU has not found or installed drivers since.
    As stated above there are times when GPU drivers update completely bypass WU the GUID trick will fix that permanently with side effect of you will have to disable it to manual install drivers.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2017
  9. blemish

    blemish New Member

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    Today a try using DDU last version (i use DDU from long time ago) with latest windows 10 insiders version (updated yesterday). and it killed my windows 10 installation. the only thing that recovered my windows was using go back to latest version.
     
  10. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    DDU doesnt officially support the Insider preview. Also it is quite possible that the issue you had is a Windows one too.

    If you still have the DDU logs, it could be helpful
     

  11. blemish

    blemish New Member

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    well. maeby it was related to the safe mode. but its a bad idea use DDU with that version of windows.

    The log folder is empty. everything ocured after the restart process. even in the recovery process it was showing and C++ error.
     
  12. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    Then it's a windows issue as DDU is not made in C++
     
  13. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    I can confirm its a windows issue, their Safe mode is broken.
    For anyone stuck in the bsods, when windows give you the choice to go in advanced and open a command prompt,
    type:

    bcdedit /deletevalue {default} safeboot


    This should allow to boot back in normal mode.
     
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  14. Teisco

    Teisco Master Guru

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    I used this software before installing my last set of drivers and now some windows will not open. Sony Vegas 14 window will not open now and after sending their support team the error reports they said it was a problem with my video settings or drivers.

    What would driver cleaner remove to cause this?
     
  15. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    Could be an issue with the new driver you installed, try to go back. To the last working one
     

  16. Teisco

    Teisco Master Guru

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    Thanks, I did just now update to 382.53 and still window will not open so I will try 382.05
     
  17. christal

    christal Member

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    Hello, I have a problem using DDU in Windows 7 (safe mode). I launch the application and click "Cleanup and restart", there is a notification "Starting cleanup" and then nothing happens. Latest version of DDU and latest drivers from Nvidia.
     
  18. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    Please send me the logs at wagnard28@gmail.com (they are located inside the DDU folder)
     

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