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Issues with W8.1 Nvidia drivers from Windows Update

  1. #11


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by nenad285 View Post
    Here is the Nvidia 327.23 WHQL driver released for windows 8.1 , they were released just today.

    NVIDIA DRIVERS 327.23WHQL
    Downloading now, thanks for the heads up. Will be installing shortly.

    EDIT: Update Downloaded and installed, no issues at the moment.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by zrtom View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    How do you get to v327.02 in Device Manager? All I get is your driver is up to date. I haven't seen 327.02 on the NVidia site either.
    No, I've never seen 327.02 on the Nvidia site either, but Device Manager reports:
    Driver Version: 9.18.13.2702
    (on Nvidia drivers, moving the last decimal two places to the right and using only the last 5 digits gives the Nvidia version number)
    9.18.13.2702 becomes 327.02
    Tom
    It must have something to do with what video card your running. If I try to update from device manager I get "The best driver software for your device is already installed". For me that's 9.18.13.2601.
    Most of my test runs gave me that driver (9.18.13.2601) but my last install from 9/17/13 gave me the 9.18.13.2702. Odd but I'm guessing Microsoft will get this sorted out as W8.1 becomes more widely available.

    I'll probably use drivers from Nvidia anyway but I thought the issue was valid, worth noting and... anal retentive engineers can't let sleeping dogs lie.
    Tom
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  3. #13


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by zrtom View Post
    Thanks for the input. Yes, I can clean it up easy enough.

    As an experiment, I've fresh-installed several times. I can replicate two scenarios. From a fresh install in each scenario here's what I get:

    • If I install the Nvidia drivers from Windows Update I can literally watch as the 37+/- folders (10GB) appear in FileRepository (and the WU progress bar doesn't move). In this scenario, if I uninstall the Nvidia drivers from Device Manager, it deletes only one of the subfolders in FileRepository. If I uninstall the Nvidia drivers from Programs & Features, it removes all 10GB of the FileRepository Nvidia-related subfolders.
    • If I turn off Windows Update and update the Nvidia drivers from Device Manager, it installs just a couple folders in FileRepository (and Programs & Features lists Nvidia 3D Vision Driver 327.02, Nvidia Grapics Driver 327.02 and Nvidia Update 1.14.17).

    Windows Update seems to install v326.01 where Device Manager installs v327.02.

    I haven't gotten around to trying W8.1 on another Nvidia laptop nor my Nvidia desktop so I don't know how they will behave.

    I was wondering if anyone has had this happen, or knew this to be a bug that MS might be aware of, etc., etc.
    Tom
    I have same problem with same driver version. I have Samsung laptop with Nvidia 650M. After install driver through windows update Drivestore dir have more then 10GB.
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  4. #14


    if you check the Nvidia site there is a new driver release - 331.65,

    NVIDIA DRIVERS GeForce 331.65 Driver WHQL
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  5. #15


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8.1


    Did u install the latest beta version driver ?
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