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NVIDIA driver slimming utility

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by uKER, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. RaXelliX

    RaXelliX Member Guru

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    Sounds good. Before this i manually deleted unnessesary folders and replaced setup.cfg with a modified one. This greatly simplifies the process.
    Now i just wish someone would make a GFE slimmer in the future to remove the login requirement (also a cfg file somewhere there). Tho i believe that i much more difficult to do without breaking GFE alltogether.
     
  2. BetA

    BetA Ancient Guru

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    well, to our luck, there is an informative Tutorial here for DISABLING LOGIN requirements :)

    taken from here:
    https://github.com/CHEF-KOCH/nVidia-modded-Inf/tree/master/Telemetry & Crap free/Remove Geforce Experience Login


    greetz :p
     
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  3. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    I like that but still not using it :p
     
  4. uKER

    uKER Member Guru

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    There goes v0.3.
    Enjoy!
     
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    thanks good stuff ^^
     
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  6. Tom Yum 72

    Tom Yum 72 Active Member

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    Great tool , uKER , thank you.
     
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  7. Cyris

    Cyris Master Guru

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    A short list of dependencies, these dependencies are considered during the installation..

    Code:
    Display.Driver Standalone
    NView requires Display.Driver
    Optimus requires Display.Driver, Update.Core
    Display.Update requires Display.Driver, Update.Core
    DisplayDriverCrashAnalyzer requires Display.Driver
    GFExperience requires Update.Core, NvBackend, NvNodejs, NvAbHub
    GFExperience.NvStreamSrv requires VirtualAudio.Driver, NvContainer
    HDAudio requires Display.Driver
    NGXCore requires Display.Driver
    Nodejs requires Display.Driver
    NV3DVision requires Display.Driver
    NV3DVisionUSB.Driver requires Display.Driver
    NvAbHub requires NvContainer, NvTelemetry
    NvBackend requires Update.Core, NvContainer, NvTelemetry
    NvCamera requires Display.Driver
    NvContainer requires Display.Driver
    NvTelemetry requires Display.Driver
    PhysX requires Display.Driver
    PPC requires Display.Driver
    ShadowPlay requires GFExperience, VirtualAudio.Driver, NvContainer, NvNodejs
    Update.Core requires Display.Update, NvBackend, NvTelemetry
    
     
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  8. prettyclaire82

    prettyclaire82 New Member

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    Seems to auto close in Windows 10 build 1809, when loading new Nvidia driver exe, any idea why this is? Using only built in Windows Defender antivirus
     
  9. Txatxiquesi

    Txatxiquesi New Member

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    Thanks for the update.
     
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  10. hoffer

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    [​IMG] Thank you very much @uKER ! Wonderful utility!
    May I say some words for your thinking, please...
    I try to cut nvidia developer vulkan driver and an exception occures. Shortly, access denied for path "NVSWCFilter.cat".
    Please, could you try to slim developer driver by yourself with your tool to see this exception. May be you can fix this.
    Best regards to you that you open for discussion and suggestions cocerning[​IMG] [​IMG]your tool!
    P.S. Sorry I can not attach image
     
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  11. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    You are linking your images towards your local HDD: http://c/ex.JPG
     
  12. hoffer

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    Yes, you are right, sir Hilbert Hagedoorn!
    Here is the screenshot of a problem with vulkan driver slimming in utility by @uKER after pressing Apply button: unhandled exception in the application.[​IMG]
     
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  13. NiColaoS

    NiColaoS Master Guru

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    GOSH! When I do a clean Windows installation after a major release ( 1709, 1803 etc ) only very few and extremely examined programs are being installed. This one became among one of those of priority ONE.

    I'd like to express a true big thanks to creator. As I said above, nothing could work for me. Every time I was getting each proposed trick the package deleted itself. Not anymore and only the very essentials installed! Hurray!

    P.S. 1: Wait, what? Now I saw it... Not even the telemetry service installed? Matey, you belong besides Zeus.

    P.S. 2: I hope NVIDIA won't find and try to destroy it, because if they want, they could do it rather easily. I prey to Goddess Athens ( or Artemis or Demetra - pick one for god sake ). I can't pick 'cause I'm trembling by joy.
     
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  14. uKER

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    Nice. I'll see to add those to the next release.

    I am in Windows 1809 actually, and have no problems.
    Can you provide a more detailed report of the issue?

    Give me a link to the problematic driver package and I'll see to test it.
     
  15. CPC_RedDawn

    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    This application is simply excellent.

    I love the repack feature, I just did a repack of the latest drivers 411.70 with only the minimal stuff, core, drivers, and physx.

    Worked like a charm. Thank you, now I don't have to bother with unpacking drivers every release
     
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  17. Jorge Rhor

    Jorge Rhor New Member

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    On Windows 10 Pro 1803 x64, I open the application, load the driver executable (411.70-notebook-win10-64bit-international-whql.exe), NVSlimmer then tries to load the packages, but it closes down every time a few seconds after.
     
  18. uKER

    uKER Member Guru

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    I added the Repack feature just because it crossed my mind.
    Wasn't sure whether anyone would actually use it.
    Good to hear it worked for you. :)
    Will see to try those and get them supported for the next release.
    Have you checked Windows' event log to see what's going on with it?
     
  19. uKER

    uKER Member Guru

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    Version 0.4 is out.
    Developer drivers now working. The Shield Controller driver in those was readonly, which caused an unauthorized access exception due to a silly .NET framework behaviour.
    I didn't add the dependency checks Cyris provided, because we know from Vidik that ShadowPlay is working without GeForce Experience, so I feel those requirements (probably dictated by NVIDIA) may not be as strict as they should, and I'd rather not force modules upon installation unless we know for sure they're required.
    Also, I made a couple other tweaks, noted in the release notes as usual.
    Enjoy!
     
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  20. EeK

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    uKER, first of all, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to develop this application. It'll surely come in handy for all future driver installations!

    Now, I'd like to ask you about ShadowPlay (Nvidia Share). You mentioned that it's working without GFE, citing Vidik, but that user was replying to a comment about Ansel, not ShadowPlay.

    Can you confirm what modules should be installed in order for ShadowPlay to work? I just want the core driver, HD Audio, PhysX and ShadowPlay/Nvidia Share without GFE and any extra bloatware.

    Edit: I just repackaged the drivers selecting only the core modules that I mentioned, plus ShadowPlay and GFE (ShadowPlay prompted me to select GFE in order for it to be installed). I then performed a clean install using DDU (custom install, selecting the drivers and GFE - only what I had repackaged showed up in the contents, so it worked), but ShadowPlay (Nvidia Share) does not work and GFE doesn't even start ("something went wrong") error message.

    My next trial will involve selecting the proper dependencies listed by Cyris.

    Edit 2: Well, selecting the dependencies related to ShadowPlay didn’t work either. ShadowPlay won’t run and GFE won’t start (same error message as before).

    My final trial of the day will involve adding nView, Nvidia Backend (Google tells me it’s related to the functioning of GFE) and Ansel to the mix.

    Edit 3: Still nothing. I’m giving up for now, hopefully someone else will be able to find out what exactly needs to be installed in order for ShadowPlay to work.
     
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