Mott's (Exostenza) Free of Crap Drivers I made my account on Guru3D so long ago that on every other electronic site or service I am known as Exostenza if anyone wants to look me up or comes across me on another site. Note: Even though these are marked DT for desktop they work on notebooks too. I have a GTX 980m in my laptop and they all work just fine. Straight to the downloads: nVidia Win 10 x64 'free of crap' WHQL, Vulkan Development drivers, and Vulkan RT Libraries created and hosted by Mott (Exostenza) Information: I have decided to maintain a series of drivers based on the 'free of crap' installation method which only includes four folders in the install package (Display.Driver, HDAudio, NVI2, and PhysX) as nVidia drivers have been steadily increasing in size and bloat. This is for the people just want their drivers and none of the crap bogging down their system that they do not need. I have also edited nVidia installation configuration in the newer drivers so GFE does not need to be present in package keeping the size down. Vulkan Development Driver & Vulkan RT Installer: I have also decided to maintain a 'free of crap' driver package of the nVidia Vulkan Development drivers as it seems that enough people prefer them over the official drivers while having support for the latest Vulkan is always awesome. There is also a folder containing the latest version of the Vulkan RT installer for those who wish to have the latest version installed or simply want to make sure it is installed correctly. A note about Vulkan: Since Vulkan is backwards compatible, so installing the latest RT with a driver that doesn't support the feature level will at least take advantage of the bug fixes in the higher version while feature set supported by the driver will be used. This means there is no harm in installing the latest Vulkan RT libraries even if your selected driver does not support the driver number feature set and in some cases it can even be beneficial. Modded config for drivers 397.93 and up: It seems that our overlords at nVidia have seen it fit to require the Geforce Experience folder in the install folder in order to initiate the setup process. Thanks to a post by Guru3D member disq a modded config file can easily circumvent this so all of my drivers will include this simple change in order to keep the file size down and stick to the meaning of 'free of crap'. So, props to user disq! I Highly recommend using Display Driver Uninstaller between major version changes and not between minor ones. This means that if a number changes in the first three digits of the driver version in the xxx.xx format use DDU before installing the new driver while if the number changes in the two decimal points of the driver version it is not needed to use DDU unless you are experiencing problems after updating the driver. In my experience it is never needed between smaller version changes (i.e. 397.33 - 397.44) although it is usually needed between large version changes (i.e. 397.33 -> 398.33). Extra information: In the shared folder I also have an info-graphic on what the different installations look like file wise and information on Vulkan version updates. Updated June 26th 2018: - 398.36 WHQL driver (free of crap) with support for 18.104.22.168 - 398.11 WHQL driver (free of crap) with support for 22.214.171.124 - 397.96 Vulkan development driver (free of crap) with support for 126.96.36.199 - 397.93 WHQL driver (free of crap) with support for 188.8.131.52 - Edited nVidia installation configuration so GFE does not need to be present in package - Vulkan RT Installer 184.108.40.206 - Vulkan RT Installer 220.127.116.11 Free of Crap Drivers hosted for posterity: - Previous best WHQL drivers: 390.77, 397.93, 398.11 (free of crap) - Previous best Vulkan beta drivers: 388.84, and 389.20 (free of crap) nVidia Win 10 x64 'free of crap' WHQL, Vulkan Development drivers, and Vulkan RT Libraries created and hosted by Mott (Exostenza) Off Topic Stuff: I have a 35% off voucher code for Battletech (base game not deluxe) on indiegala for whomever wants it. It is good until July 15th. If you want to show your appreciation for me maintaining these drivers and are interested in the latest humble bundle please buy it using this link you'll get a 10% discount on it and I'll get a kickback as well so it serves us both! To anyone who does - thanks! Shameless plug for a friend who is making a Tower Defence game inspired by some of the popular modes played in Warcraft 3 The Frozen Throne. I used to play TD in WC3 TFT all the time and I think he is doing a great job so far! So, if you are interested you can check it out here. It is super hard for indie games to get much press so I am just trying to help him get some visibility.