Clean Install Nvidia Drivers

Modified on Mon, 24 Oct 2022 at 01:55 PM

First, check which version of the Nvidia drivers you are using - Right Click on the Desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel

Click Help -> System Information

Find the Driver Type value (either DCH or Standard)

This page will also give you other details helpful for the next stage.

Please download the latest version of the nVidia GeForce Drivers from here:

Select: Product TypeSeries / Windows Driver Type

The other values don't matter or should be correct on their defaults.

Click Search

Avoid any 'Beta' versions unless advised otherwise!

Pick the latest Game Ready Driver (for Gamers) or Studio Driver (for Creatives)

Click through to Download the file

Run the file that download, once it’s extracted, go through the process until you get the choice of: Custom (Advanced) and choose this.

Next – Tick the box for Perform a clean installation and click next.

The screen will flicker on and off during this process, once it’s complete it may ask you to restart, if so please do this.

Notes: A lot of places will recommend 'DDU' (Display Driver Uninstaller) - this isn't something we'd typically recommend as the Nvidia driver itself does a good job of this nowadays. If it doesn't resolve the issue, it's likely something more sinister, and potentially unrepairable via software installers. At that point, we'd either recommend a clean install of Windows or it's potentially a hardware fault, so please contact us to discuss in more details.

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