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    NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, question

    I downloaded Nvidia driver 285.62 and I noticed that in the Windows Task Manager the NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, version 285.62 is listed twice. Both under C:\Windows\System32. Is that normal?

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    I only have it once under System. Did you install the 32 bit drivers? :-o
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRd1st View Post
    I only have it once under System. Did you install the 32 bit drivers? :-o
    Well, I just downloaded the W7 64 bit version from Nvidia. Should I just reinstall it to see if nothing went wrong during installation?

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    Yes, but uninstall the old and restart windows. Just ignore windows if it tells you it installed an nvida driver and wants to restart. Just install the driver anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRd1st View Post
    Yes, but uninstall the old and restart windows. Just ignore windows if it tells you it installed an nvida driver and wants to restart. Just install the driver anyway.
    I have just noticed that I mis-wrote may last reply. I said, "Well, I just downloaded the W7 64 bit version from Nvidia." I meant I have the W7 64 bit version. My last reply seems like I was saying that I didn't have the 64 bit version(which I do). Anyways, I will reinstall it.

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    If you don't use 3d, do a custom install and don't install 3d vision. That a difference in what I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRd1st View Post
    If you don't use 3d, do a custom install and don't install 3d vision. That a difference in what I do.
    I just reinstalled the driver and I get the same thing, driver listed twice in Task manager. I have the G74SX BBK7 version so I guess I don't need the 3D support. Perhaps, it is this Nvidia 3D driver that's duplicating the drivers. I'll do what you said.


    UPDATE: After installing the driver without Nvidia 3D support, I still get NVIDIA Driver Helper Service version 285.62 twice in Task Manager. I wonder what is going on? Could it be something related to user profiles in Windows?

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    Well, I think all the helper service does is the menu item from the desktop, and the tray icon. So, if you have 2 profiles I suppose its possible to need the helper service twice.



    I just tried out that nVidia 285.64 and it seems nicer than 285.62.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRd1st View Post
    Well, I think all the helper service does is the menu item from the desktop, and the tray icon. So, if you have 2 profiles I suppose its possible to need the helper service twice.



    I just tried out that nVidia 285.64 and it seems nicer than 285.62.
    Lol, how about that! What's going on is that if you tick "show processes from all users" in Task Manager you'll get Nvdia Driver Helper twice. I wonder if having those two running might cause stability problems. I got this info from another site where they have the same issue:

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=284054

    Btw, you said nVidia 285.64 is nicer. In what way and where can I download it?

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    I believe the behavior is by design. See http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.ph...1&postcount=24
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