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Where do you download WDDM driver package?


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#1 Alchemist

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 08:51 AM

The trend of "automating" everything is making it harder and harder to do anything right. The latest screwup is the hiding of drivers behind auto-scan systems. Now I'd like to get the latest drivers for my nVidia cards, but I can't get them from nVidia except by installing JAVA. which I am NOT going to do, and I can't get them from Microsoft except by downloading EACH time I want to install on multiple machines. Since the drivers are 265 Mb that's a lot of wasted time and bandwidth. Where can I get the WDDM drivers directly (and ONCE) instead of having to use Windows Update on each machine? You can usually find hotfixes for direct download, so why not drivers?



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Posted 13 March 2015 - 09:00 AM

Hi Alchemist :)

You can download your NVIDIA drivers from the NVIDIA Drivers webpage without using Java. What is your graphic card brand and model, and also, exact version of Windows? Also, do you have a computer or a laptop?

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 09:07 AM

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
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Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
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The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
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In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 09:13 AM

Also just to precise, you only need Java on the NVIDIA Drivers webpage if you use their auto-detection tool for your drivers. If you enter the information manually (which you can do and I suggest you to do), you won't need Java to download them.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 09:47 AM

The manual search doesn't work in my current browser. I tried Internet Explorer and the manual search finally works. So I could get it there now. But I still want the WDDM package direct from Microsoft if possible. I know my graphics card info. It's just a matter of finding the download page in the MS site complex.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 10:40 AM

You know that WDDM drivers are less performant than the NVIDIA original drivers, right? WDDM graphic drivers have a lot of issues so I don't recommend you to use them.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 10:43 AM

I agree with Aura, stick with the NVIDIA drivers.

 

Please post the Speccy, there is information there which will be useful.


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