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Updating the Dedicated GPU on a Windows 10 device

This article offers guidance in regards to updating the dedicated GPU drivers on a Windows 10 system. 

1) To verify the graphics card model, open Device Manager within Windows.  The model is listed under the Display Adapters category as shown in the picture below:

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2) Next open a web browser and navigate to https://www.nvidia.com/download/index.aspx to find the most recent driver available for the graphics card.  The Product Type, Product Series and Product may vary based on what is installed but the Operating System. Windows Driver Type, Download Type and Language options remain the same as shown in the image below:    

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3) Click Search.  Select Download to begin to download the Installer file from Nvidia's website.

4) Once the download finishes, right click the Installer file and click Properties.

5) Look for a check box labelled Unblock. If present, check the box, then click Apply and then click Ok. If it is not there, disregard this step.

6) Right click the Installer again and select 'Run As Admin.'

7)  The Installer will now run and check the system compatibility.  It will then give the following choices. Select just the Nvidia driver as shown and click AGREE AND CONTINUE.

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8) For Installation options, choose Custom (Advanced) and then click next.

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9) Under custom installation options, uncheck everything except for the graphics driver. Be sure to scroll the bar down and uncheck the PhysX System Software as well. Check the Perform a clean installation box and click Next.

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10) The driver will begin to install. The screen may flicker at times. This is expected behavior and the screen will appear again shortly. When the driver install is finished, it may automatically Reboot the system.  If it does not, you can manually Reboot after the install is finished.

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