We reviewed NV Updater, a device to customize installations of Nvidia drivers by blocking sure undesirable parts from being put in with the driver, in February 2020.
The developer of the appliance released model 0.4.0.1 recently and with it a wide selection of further parts that directors could block from being put in.
Nvidia is infamous for including parts to its driver; a few of these might not be wanted others not needed by customers. Additionally, the common driver set up course of lacks choices to disable the vast majority of parts that get put in throughout driver set up.
A traditional instance is the set up of the Nvidia Shield controller driver. If you do not personal a Shield, you haven’t any use for that driver. Same is true for different parts similar to 3D drivers, ShadowPlay, or Telemetry.
It has been our advice from the beginning to only install the Nvidia components that you need in your units, e.g. solely the Nvidia graphics driver and to do clean installs. Third-party applications like NVSlimmer, NVCleanstall, or TinyNvidiaUpdateChecker help customers within the course of.
The latest model of NV Updater is accessible on the challenge web site. It is appropriate with all current variations of Microsoft’s Windows working system and supplied as a 1 Megabyte archive. Just extract the archive on the system after the obtain and run the installer to set up it. The program checks for the existence of Nvidia playing cards and can exit if none is detected.
The interface shows all accessible choices; at its core, it’s an replace checker that can mechanically customize drivers earlier than the driver will get put in on the system. First factor it’s your decision to do is change the replace verify interval (each six hours). You might also disable checks for NV Updater replace checks.
Once executed, verify the parts that you don’t need to be put in in your system when a brand new driver is put in. The latest model introduces help for the next parts:
- NvCamera – Ansel
- HDAudio – HDAudio
- PPC – USB Type-C Port machine driver
- Display.NView – nView
- Display.Update – Display driver computerized updater
- MSVCRT – Visual C++ runtime parts
- NGXCore – NGXCore
- nodejs – Node.js
- NvAbHub – AbHub
- NvBackend – Nvidia Backend
- NvVAD – Virtual Audio Driver
- NVWMI – WMI supplier
- Update.Core – Update core
Note that a few of these could also be required for some performance. You might have to experiment with element removals to get it proper in your system.
Previously, you already may configure NV Updater to take away parts similar to GeForce Experience, Telemetry, ShadowPlay, Shield Wireless Controller Driver, NvContainer or Physx.
The replace to model 0.4.0.1 introduces new parts that customers could take away from Nvidia drivers in order that these will not be put in on their units. NV Updater is an effective choice for Windows customers who need extra management over the set up course of. It lacks choices to course of a manually downloaded driver for the time being; NVSlimmer could be the higher choice in that case because it permits you to do this.
Now You: Do you customize your driver installations?