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NVIDIA driver slimming utility

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Download the NVIDIA driver slimming utility, it is exactly as it says so you can trim down your NVIDIA driver install base. ...

    NVIDIA driver slimming utility
     
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  2. chispy

    chispy Ancient Guru

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    Nice handy utility :) , thank you.
     
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  3. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    Cool! Thanks Hilbert you sweet, sweet man <3
     
  4. NiColaoS

    NiColaoS Master Guru

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    The idea seems perfect, but every time I tried to delete something, even supposedly with modified drivers, the whole package kept deleting. Hope this will work, finally.
     
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  5. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Yep this is great.
    Its not immediately obvious what will happen and when, a quick tutorial:

    When you run it a dialogue will open to select the driver.
    This will unwrap in a temp folder, wait for it to finish.
    Select what you want to add/remove and click apply.
    You will be asked if you want to delete everything you dont want, click yes.
    It will only then ask if you want to install the driver now, you can click no if you want to create the installer to use later.
    You can view what is in the temp folder by clicking "Open folder".
    Press "Repackage" to create a new ZFX packaged auto installer, it will prompt you where to save it.
     
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  6. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Please post your experiences here in this dedicated thread.
     
  7. uKER

    uKER Member Guru

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    @Hilbert Hagedoorn just a comment: hitting Apply doesn't repackage the driver. It just deletes the modules the user didn't choose too keep, and offers the option to install the driver.
    Repackaging I figure will actually be used quite rarely.
    While you're at it, perhaps you can correct the capitalization in my nickname. Note that it is inverted. :)
    Thanks in advance!
     
  8. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    pssst ;)
    I did a little write up in post 5 to cover basic use.
     
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  9. uKER

    uKER Member Guru

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    Yeah, I saw that, and it will surely help, but you too made it look like repackaging is a mandatory stage. :p

    I would have made it "Optionally, you can view what is in the temp folder by clicking "Open folder", or press "Repackage" to create a new ZFX packaged auto installer (it will prompt you where to save it)".
     
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  10. Killian38

    Killian38 Master Guru

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    I tried to use this when purchasing a 2080ti. However the price was still the same at check out.....I guess it can't fix that =/
     

  11. uKER

    uKER Member Guru

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    If you're running Chrome, you can right click the price during checkout, select "Inspect" and edit the price by double clicking it on the panel that pops out.
    You'll be able to get the card at whatever price you like. Guaranteed.
    Cheers!
     
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  12. WildWeasel

    WildWeasel New Member

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    This is a great idea & utility. Much faster / easier than manually changing the driver set.

    At first I had errors trying to run the package I created, but loading the official NVidia driver installer directly and installing via this utility worked perfectly. This serves as the ideal complement to Display Driver Uninstaller. Thank you for your efforts, and I encourage continued development of the project.
     
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  13. uKER

    uKER Member Guru

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    I had skipped you over.
    I didn't really get what's going wrong for you.
    Care to explain exactly what you're doing?
     
  14. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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  15. 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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  16. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    Yeah the drivers keep getting bigger and bigger so this is a good idea.
     
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    uKER Member Guru

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    LOL Thanks for your kind words.
    It's great to see one's work is this well received.
    Enjoy it.
    Cheers!
     
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    What components do i need to make the geforce experience app work? i currently just want the nvidia drivers (core programs) and the geforce experience. I checked all 3 geforce experience boxes but even on a fresh install it doesnt seem to work.
     
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    I like this! :)
     

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