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GTX 980 Video Card

  1. #1

    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1

    GTX 980 Video Card

    Why is there no automatic background driver installation from Windows update for the GTX 980 video card after windows reset or reinstall unlike with my old GTX 570 video card.

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  2. #2

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Weisshar View Post
    Why is there no automatic background driver installation from Windows update for the GTX 980 video card after windows reset or reinstall unlike with my old GTX 570 video card.
    Too new is my guess, MS didn't catch up yet. You should be using Nvidia drivers anyway, Those from MS even when exist are pretty basic with no settings to use all the features GPU is capable of.
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    Posts : 47
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    As well, when Windows update does send out a GPU update it's always an older version. Like CountMike said, best to just grab the latest driver from the Nvidia website.
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    Miami, Florida
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64-bit

    In the past it was always a pain updating video drivers, specifically making sure you got everything from the previous installation off your system. Now GeForce Experience does a great job of stream lining the operation. all you have to do is check for updates, then select 'Express Installation'. It's that simple. Restarting isn't even required anymore.
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    Posts : 406
    W10 Pro X64

    I recommend a clean install as shown here

    NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems - Windows 7 Help Forums
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