Thursday, July 1st 2021

TechPowerUp NVCleanstall 1.10.0 Released

TechPowerUp today released the latest version of NVCleanstall, our handy, lightweight utility that lets you customize your NVIDIA drivers installation to a much greater degree than the "Custom" install option in the NVIDIA Installer, letting you toggle components and features you didn't even know exist. The latest version 1.10.0 introduces several updates. For starters, it fixes ShadowPlay not working (even though selected), due to a missing reference to NvModuleTracker. We've introduced an additional driver signing mode that's compatible with EasyAntiCheat. NVCleanstall now discards the generated private key once the signature rebuild is complete, for additional security.

We've introduced a feature that lets you create a self-contained EXE installer with the installation options you've selected. The option to disable NVContainer has been introduced, however, this may break GeForce Experience, and removes NVIDIA's Desktop context menu. You can configure MSI (message-signaled-interrupt) CPU selection and priority. NVCleanstall also makes sure MSI only gets activated on NVIDIA GPU devices. An option has been added letting you disable HDCP. The app now warns you that UWP apps can't be installed in Safe Mode, if you request the Control Panel app while running in Safe Mode. The app also warns about installation of GeForce Experience in Safe Mode. Both these limitations are due to Safe Mode, not NVCleanstall. When customizing your install, you can now also provide hooks to run programs before and after installation. Grab NVCleanstall from the link below.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp NVCleanstall 1.10.0
The change-log follows.

  • Fixed ShadowPlay not working due to missing reference to NvModuleTracker
  • Added optional driver signing mode that's compatible with EasyAntiCheat
  • Once driver signature rebuild is complete, throw away the generated private key for additional security
  • Added button to create self-contained.exe installer with the slimmed driver package
  • Added option to disable NVContainer, which reduces the number of processes even further, but breaks GFE and removes the "NVIDIA Control Panel" option in the Desktop right-click context menu
  • Added options to set Message-Signaled-Interrupt CPU selection and priority
  • Ensure MSI only gets activated on devices with "nvlddmkm" driver
  • Added option to disable HDCP
  • When installation of the Control Panel App is requested, while running in Windows Safe Mode, show a warning, explaining that UWP Apps can't be installed in Safe Mode
  • When installation of GFE is requested, while running in Windows Safe Mode, show a warning, explaining that it can't be installed in Safe Mode
  • Added input fields to provide hooks to run programs before and after installation
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19 Comments on TechPowerUp NVCleanstall 1.10.0 Released

#1
isvelte
Im not a fan of these "lite" installs of drivers or operating system etc. Everytime you encounter a problem you will always have to wonder if its because you installed a corrupted driver/os with missing components etc
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#2
night.fox
isvelteIm not a fan of these "lite" installs of drivers or operating system etc. Everytime you encounter a problem you will always have to wonder if its because you installed a corrupted driver/os with missing components etc
Same here.. But for the people who knows what they are doing, this maybe for them
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trparky
I keep getting this error message when saving the resulting saved installation file anywhere other than the default location.
isvelteIm not a fan of these "lite" installs of drivers or operating system etc. Everytime you encounter a problem you will always have to wonder if its because you installed a corrupted driver/os with missing components etc
Yeah, well if nVidia's driver wasn't such a bloated piece of crap then tools like this wouldn't be needed. The driver is 700 MBs for God's sake. You can try and pare down what's installed using the normal installation routine but it still installs stuff that bloats your setup like nothing else can.
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#4
W1zzard
trparkyI keep getting this error message when saving the resulting saved installation file anywhere other than the default location.
This happens right after clicking "save" or after a while?
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#5
trparky
W1zzardThis happens right after clicking "save" or after a while?
Right after clicking save.
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#6
rethcirE
I've used NVCleanInstall for a custom Nvidia driver install for several versions now. At least half a dozen installs.

More than once I finished install and realized I added a feature I didn't need or forgot to include a feature I did need. Simply DDU uninstall and then NVCleanInstall again. No problems, simple.
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#7
Ed_1
I have used it ever since it came out, not once have I had any trouble after stripping out what I don't use.
I don't need task scheduler entries or anything extra. I don't have RTX model (GTX970) so it easy to just pick the basic driver and physicX.

I also have never used or needed to sue DUU, I use the "clean" option and have had no issues.

This app does what it says it is supposed to do, if you want all the features of thet driver has then no need to use a slimmed-down one.
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#8
MrDweezil
Created an account just to say I've been using this tool for several months and its fantastic. Beats the hell out of my previous process of periodically seeing what new nvidia services had popped up recently and disabling them until something breaks.
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#9
R-T-B
isvelteIm not a fan of these "lite" installs of drivers or operating system etc. Everytime you encounter a problem you will always have to wonder if its because you installed a corrupted driver/os with missing components etc
It's not. I think more problems come from the heavier drivers, frankly.
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#10
wolar
Awesome tool, before this i had to strip down the drivers myself before installation, this saves alot of trouble and goes to greater depth :thumbs-up:
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#11
RealKGB
Great tool. Quite useful to get rid of the useless crap like HDMI HD Audio, Optimus, Quadro View, Shield Wireless Controller, etc., and I like its ability to let you give your graphics cards a custom name. I used it to name my GTX 690 GTX 695. Works everywhere except MSI Afterburner.

10/10, would recommend.
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#12
Nordic
isvelteIm not a fan of these "lite" installs of drivers or operating system etc. Everytime you encounter a problem you will always have to wonder if its because you installed a corrupted driver/os with missing components etc
If you are having problems with a graphics driver, one of the first troubleshooting steps is to do a clean installation of the drivers. It would be trivial to instead install the full drivers rather than cut down ones.

Drivers are a lot more stable these days than they used to be. I haven't personally had a graphics driver issue since 2015.
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#13
isvelte
R-T-BIt's not. I think more problems come from the heavier drivers, frankly.
Back in the windows xp days i was OCD on what things are running in my computers background. I always install the most barebones version of windows and drivers, and disable services I dont need. But computers nowadays has fast SSDs and huge amount of ram and have gotten so much faster now, does it really matter when theres 10 small footprints of nvidia container running on background? *shrugs
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#14
R-T-B
isvelteBack in the windows xp days i was OCD on what things are running in my computers background. I always install the most barebones version of windows and drivers, and disable services I dont need. But computers nowadays has fast SSDs and huge amount of ram and have gotten so much faster now, does it really matter when theres 10 small footprints of nvidia container running on background? *shrugs
I never lost that philosophy. It's not about performance, it's about control over your machine,.
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#15
trparky
R-T-BI never lost that philosophy. It's not about performance, it's about control over your machine.
Exactly. I don't like all of that crap running in the background for no good reason.
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#16
johnnypop
R-T-BI never lost that philosophy. It's not about performance, it's about control over your machine,.
I agree with "lited" operating systems, reduced bloatware reduced telemetry and everything works just fine using Win7 lite with simplix update pack and winreducer + NTLite'd integrated all drivers just about 5GB same with Win10 all drivers and portable NVCpl and 4.64GB no problems at all and i think they even more stable and performance ready at times, and I'm in control of the systems not the other way around like win10 decides when to do whatever it wants to do crap, like updates.
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#17
RealKGB
johnnypopwin10 decides when to do whatever it wants to do crap, like updates.
W10 only does security updates automatically. Everything else it will wait for your command.

Though I do like "lited" OS's. As soon as I install Windows I spend about 15 minutes disabling telemetry as much as possible, removing the horribleness that is Cortana and uninstalling useless Windows apps. I remove everything I can, but I will be keeping Get Help.
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#18
johnnypop
RealKGBW10 only does security updates automatically. Everything else it will wait for your command.

Though I do like "lited" OS's. As soon as I install Windows I spend about 15 minutes disabling telemetry as much as possible, removing the horribleness that is Cortana and uninstalling useless Windows apps. I remove everything I can, but I will be keeping Get Help.
I cannot disagree here, but most of the w10 updates are the security this days. On the telemetry side I believe this "telemetry feature" is deeply coded within the w10 and its services, store and so on, I think with Nvidia drivers it happens the same now so soft like this is much appreciated, so the users might decide do they want the full package or they wish to try alternative way. On my end I've been using this and similar like NVSlimmer for a long time now without any problems, and would recommend to experienced users.
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#19
Chaython
johnnypopI cannot disagree here, but most of the w10 updates are the security this days. On the telemetry side I believe this "telemetry feature" is deeply coded within the w10 and its services, store and so on, I think with Nvidia drivers it happens the same now so soft like this is much appreciated, so the users might decide do they want the full package or they wish to try alternative way. On my end I've been using this and similar like NVSlimmer for a long time now without any problems, and would recommend to experienced users.
If you want a telemetry reduced version of windows install windows n, and click to disable all the telemetry, there's still some but n gives a little more. Windows N is the GDPR compliant edition. Otherwise there's third party tools, but windows had issues overtime.
Also windows server is windows 10 with store and crap cut.
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