Nvidia Drivers without Spyware (clean drivers)

When you download a Nvidia driver package on Windows it comes with a lot of spyware. Geforce Experience, Telemetry, Screen Recorder etc.
Are you ok when someone places a camera in your car and records everything you do?
If not, why do you allow it on your computer?

Anyhow I’m not here to preach but to teach.

  1. Download the driver. It’s named something like 452.06-notebook-win10-64bit-international-dch-whql.exe
  2. Get and install 7zip and extract the files so that you now have a directory named something like 452.06-notebook-win10-64bit-international-dch-whql
  3. Go into that directory and start deleting everything except the following:
    • Display.Driver
    • HDAudio
    • NVI2
    • NVPCF
    • PhysX
    • PPC
  4. Edit the setup.cfg file and remove the following lines:
  5. Start setup.exe and install the driver without spyware and bloatware

Update: It seem like this won’t completely remove spyware.

Final step:
Go to services: Right click taskbar (usually on the bottom) and open Task manager, click on the services tab, click on “Open Services”, sort by name (default) and find all Nvidia services. Change from Automatic to Manual.

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