DDU to cleanly reinstall Windows 10 Nvidia graphics driver

DDU recommends setting a system restore point and disabling network and running from Safe mode;
VivaLaRobo suggests neither.

Download DDU from guru3d.com
Download to e.g. D:\packages\Nvidia\ as Guru3D-DDU.zip
Download Nvidia driver from nvidia.com:


Download to e.g. D:\packages\Nvidia\

DDU recommends running Clean and Restart twice; VivaLaRobo only did once..

Bjarne Hansen reported problems solved only after running DDU twice in Safe mode..

Windows 10 restore point

System Properties > System Protection > Create a restore point right now... [Create...]
(verify that protection is On for OS (C:) (System)

turn off networking

Disable: Settings > Network & Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter options. Right-click [network] > Disable

Start Windows 10 in safe mode

Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Advanced startup > [Restart now]
To cancel safe mode:
[Windows key] + [R]
Open msconfig [OK]
Boot tab > under Boot options, clear Safe boot checkbox

run DDU

tons of options..?


NVIDIA Graphics Driver installation

  • AGREE AND CONTINUE
  • Custom, NOT Express
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