Must you DDU after every single driver install ?

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  1. Tyson

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    I have always wondered this and my method of just upgrading has never given me issues. Of course there are different computers with different configs that would need DDU more then some users. Like on some pre built Dells or HP or something like that. I ask this as it is something extra you have to do every month and if you can just not worry about it unless there is a problem then run DDU and what have you.
     
  2. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    I only ever needed to when using an AMD card but its been many years since my last one so that might have improved.
    I install over the top keeping my settings every time and it has always been well behaved.
    On Windows 7 btw, Windows 10 might not be so forgiving.
     
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    It is not worth it to be lazy. With that way of thinking, there is no point to upgrade or install newer drivers.

    Even after each Windows 10 update, I run all DISM commands and sfcscannow/wsreset to be smooth and clean. I am not lazy if it is worth it to avoid lurking errors, bugs, crashes. Better safe than sorry.
     
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    you don't have to but some of us run DDU each and every time we install new drivers, so there no left over from old drivers. alot of been doing this for years if not decades cause before DDU there driversweeper and few other tools. which do exactly that and are safe to use so long as you follow directions and. I never had any of such tool cause me issue.
     
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  5. gerardfraser

    gerardfraser Ancient Guru

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    No you do not, Nvidia should be able to make an uninstaller by now. Since they maybe have a actual clue what is in there own driver.
     
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    Of course you must! How else @Wagnard can know whether his app still works?!
     
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    DDU is a great utility - but personally I only use it when I run into issues doing an inplace upgrade. And honestly for me that is rare. I am glad it exists!
     
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    I can't speak on AMD drivers but for Nvida, hell no. For the last few years you can just install new drivers on top of old ones flawlessly. With Windows 10 and a high speed connection it literally takes like 2 minutes from start to finish and you're good to go.
     
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  9. Tyson

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    Thanks guys for the replies. Well what happened was I changed monitors and the fonts were all Fed up looking. Blurry and fonts all weird it was retarded. Then I learned I should run DDU. I ran it in safe mode came back installed driver and baaaam my fonts are beautiful and proper like they should be. Felt nice. So thanks DDU! Some fonts had red in them as well. Crazy. Next time I run it I will get the paypal and donate a dollar lol.
     
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    Tyson, my man. Best. Heavyweight fighter, ever!
     
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    ^ Just do not let him near your ears.
     
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    A M D BugBear Ancient Guru

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    For the stuff I am doing, Absolutely yes.

    Also on top of that, I always use regseeker to look for the branch so I can get rid of the left overs as well, and yes, DDU does not clean these leftovers.

    LOL, I am still using the old driver sweeper 3.2.0, then I use DDU, then I use regseeker to look for the branch Version, all good to go.

    Most defin't a must on my side cause of the 4-way sli stuff that I am doing, just in case I go to a different drivers to test, absolutely a must, works great every time.
     
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    If you have ocd or have driver issues...yes, if you only upgrade to whql drivers as they arrive and dont bother testing out beta`s and pre-releases....i`d say no.
     
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    the man that bite holyfield ear off! no seriously this how I remember the guy mostly in his hay day he was one amazing boxer
     
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    This is how I remember him ;)



    TYSON AND AUSTIN!!! TYSON AND AUSTIN!!!!

    Good times.
     

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    @CPC_RedDawn

    well if your watching AEW is now Tyson and Chris Jericho and Tyson dont look like that anymore and he failed spectacularly to rip his shirt off after 10 seconds of trying he gave up. but hey we getting Tyson Jericho match they might even throw in a ear biting or 2:rolleyes:

    When Stone cold was around was probably last time I really watch WWE I have not been able to stomach watch wwe for decade.
     
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    People running DDU for every update are also the people who clean install windows every service update because they broke their PC.
     
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    Never use DDE. Nvidia may leave a few harmless traces, files, reg entries, but they are just that, harmless. Never had any issues related to drivers that were attributable to previous drivers. I'm sure some ppl have anecdotes about how DDE saved the day for them, but a simple reinstall of a driver can do the same.
     
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    I do watch AEW bro best thing to happen in this industry in nearly 20 years, and yea Tyson and Jericho should be fun.

    Back in the day I was more of a WCW guy, but watched all shows WWE and ECW. I stopped watching around 2004/5 but kept dipping back in here and there like when Eddie and Benoit died I dipped back in and then just stopped after a while. I only started watching again in like 2013/15 and its been up and down alot but started getting into NJPW more and the Inide scene too.

    WWE is practically unwatchable for the most part now, I only dip in for the big events like Rumble or Mania.
     
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    Yah cause MS has never released updates that broke things or Build updates that deleted thing of people drives and pull such update or build cause they failed on there end Q/A and as of late most issue are from MS failing to Q/A

    @CPC_RedDawn

    WWE is joke now, it unwatchable nothing but drama talk BS and then possible if you lucky they throw a match in there. AEW is watch able for now but they are slowly doing the same thing drama talk wrestling. atlest in the case of AEW 70% time aloted is ACTUAL matchs last I bother to try to watch WWE it more like 30% matches 70% wtf is stuff.

    I got say Matt hardy went from be the sane one of hardys to being to being the off he franking rocker one
     
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