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    Nvidia Graphics Driver Website Driver Search

    I received an email from Nvidia regarding a new GeForce driver and clicked the link to go to their website. I wanted to make sure the driver applied to my GPU so I selected the automatically detect driver option. I chose to allow the activex installation and the automatically detect driver function started, but then I was told "Microsoft stopped this software because we are unable to verify the publisher" (or words to that effect. How do I stop this happening?

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    Use the control panel applet for all Nvidia driver updates, or just locate the specific card make/model from the site and d/l off of that.
    Be sure to verify the driver version numbers before and after any updates.

    And make certain that you have a specifically labeled driver folder with ALL the version updates for that specific card.
    It pays to be a fastidious driver organizer.

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    One more thing;
    I like to uninstall older versions prior to installing newer ones. NEVER install newer drivers, especially graphics, over/on top of older versions.
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    CLiNT, thanks. In Device Manager, if I choose to uninstall the existing Nvidia driver should I also select the option to delete the software for the device?

    Please advise.

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    Hi Roy,
    My pdf is missing 2 entrys, you must have Java installed and a reminder to re enable your AV. Nvidia.pdf
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    Hi Roderunner, I clicked the link in your pdf attachment but the website scan would not start, despite the fact that I enabled Java from Control Panel and then restarted Internet Explorer, having already temporarily disabled my Antivirus program. However, I downloaded the GeForce Experience installer and ran it as an Administrator and the latest Nvidia driver was installed.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
    ... you must have Java installed ...
    I don't see the relevance of Java here George? I'm not aware of it being needed to install drivers.

    Roy, Your drivers should be these, according to you hardware signature: http://www.nvidia.com/object/win8-wi...ql-driver.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by royw View Post
    Hi Roderunner, I clicked the link in your pdf attachment but the website scan would not start, despite the fact that I enabled Java from Control Panel and then restarted Internet Explorer, having already temporarily disabled my Antivirus program. However, I downloaded the GeForce Experience installer and ran it as an Administrator and the latest Nvidia driver was installed.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Glad you fixed it.

    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    I don't see the relevance of Java here George? I'm not aware of it being needed to install drivers.
    The last time I used the search feature, it never worked due to Java not being installed.
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    George, I haven't had Java installed in over a year and I must have visited the nVidia support site to look up drivers for others over 100 times during that period without difficulty.

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    satrow,re your post #6 the driver referred to is the one I installed. Like George, the Nvidia search feature always tells me I need to install Java, although in my case it didn't work even with Java enabled. However, as I said previously, the GeForce Experience installer solved the problem.
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    My guess then is that the Java prompt is an advert that my hosts file blocks.

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