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Want to know why, after using my BFBC2 settings guide for setting up the Nvidia control panel settings and everything was working perfectly, but now when you run Crysis2 your having problems?
Yep, right there on top... stupid Maniac had you force a value (AF=x16 in the Control Panel), that right here in the Release Notes it says will cause problems
!! when running the latest DX11 Crysis2 patch
--->(but only when using a 500 series card, not if your using a 400 series)... DOH!
The official Release Notes are FULL of all kinds of suff like the issues noted above.
This game or application has a problem with just a 560Ti, or some game only has problems on 400 series cards with THAT setting, while 500 series cards dont (except for a 590)... Etc, Etc, Etc
All Nvidia drivers have some bugs or issues, but the release notes (while hard to keep track of) can really REALLY help if your trying to find out why (as an example) Microsoft Flight Sim is having a problem running correctly with your new GTX 460 and the settings you are using.....yep, the answer is in the Release Notes
Sometimes the release notes will contain good news about a issue that has now been fixed
Other times the release notes will contain infromation about issues that have NOT been fixed
And sometimes the release notes just contain the information you were looking for
Always remember to READ the release notes -before- downloading a new Nvidia driver, to check for answers to issues or questions you might have been having, and to see if whats contained in the new driverset will be Better or Worse for your setup and the games and applications you have installed.
*Failure to "read up" can lead to a "DOH!" moment..
-->because the answer to your problem or issues might have been right there in the Release Notes...
__________________________________________________________________________________________ OK, we have read the release notes.. Its time to download that new driver
Choose the "Download" button
Now "Agree" to the Nvidia licence
Now choose "SAVE" to begin your driver download *IMPORTANT NOTE:
Everyone has their downloads setup differently due to their hard drive setup, browser choice and folder layout. While "where" it ends up is not important... It is VERY IMPORTANT
that before installing the driver you downloaded, that you COPY the file and PASTE it onto your desktop. This needs to become a habit-->running installers from the desktop, because of the problems and issues that can occur from -not- doing so...
OK we have our driver downloaded and the file itself (not a shortcut) is on the Desktop. Think your ready to just launch the Nvidia driver installer?
Nope, not by a long shot.
This is the point where many driver installs or re-installs go--> WRONG! and create or even pass along a previous issue
We need to first prepare our Windows settings, make sure we have the proper Windows Admin rights, disable some third party programs and make 100% sure that when we go to uninstall our previous driver and then install our new driverset nothing gets "broken", nothing gets in the way of the installer during the reboot without a driver (Windows can get bossy) and to make certain that any problems or issues we had with a previous driverset does NOT get passed along into our "new" Nvidia driver install.
We need to get properly setup, THEN we have to correctly and completely uninstall our previous Nvidia Driver
First on the list for getting setup for a Nvidia Driver uninstall/install, is getting Windows update properly configured.
For many users, Windows Update is one of the Major
issues for causing driver problems. Many users leave Windows Update in its default install state. This can lead to Windows deciding to do a Nvidia driver install when a new version is WHQL, or trying to put in a Nvidia driver when the OS reboots without one during the uninstall process. Either of which can lead to all kinds of problems and issues, if you didnt catch (or notice) Windows when it performed such actions..
To setup Windows Update correctly, open the Control Panel and choose Windows Update.
On the left hand side, is a option to "change settings", and thats what we want to do (shown below)
Now, as shown in the screenshot below, pick the setting off the flyout for Update Settings, we want to choose...
-->"check for updates, but let me choose whether to download and install them"
Now, click the "OK" button on the bottom of the page to save the change. Your done! *
You have just told Windows Update that it can check for Updates online, but from now on you will get a balloon notice that when clicked will show you what updates are available. You will now have to give Windows permission to download and install any Updates, and you may pick and choose which ones to install. **
It is recommended that you NEVER
allow Windows Update to download or install any Display driver Updates. ***Upon booting without a driver, Windows should -only- Detect and then install a "Standard VGA Adaptor" this is NOT a driver
Next up, we need to make sure that you are logged in with the correct Admin privileges.
This did not appear to be a major issue in the past, but I have recently noticed users on "secondary" accounts or those users who installed Windows without using a "password" on thier Admin user account, reporting driver uninstall and install issues. *It is VERY Important that the user account you are using when working with Nvidia Driversets... --> is the PRIMARY user account with FULL ADMIN Privileges. **(If you do NOT login to Windows using a password on the primary account, please check the last section of this Guide)
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<message edited by maniacvvv on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 2:31 AM>