Is DDU completly safe to use?

Spietres

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Hello everyone.

Recently I have been experiecing huge performance drops in few games I was playing daily. I want to do a full uninstall of my GPU drivers. I have some poor stories behind me with the Geforce Experience and drivers updating, so I'm pretty certain the drivers aren't working as they are supposed to.

I found out about the DDU and I am wondering if this program is safe to use? In a way, could it possibly give me black screen of death or no signal? Also would it be appropiate If I would download recent drivers first to my desktop, and then use DDU to uninstall the drivers, so it would be easier to install new ones after the restart?

I would appreciate any answers.
 

JoeMomma

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1) Download the latest WHQL driver.

2) Run DDU. Windows will reboot and strip the drivers using Linux, then restart.

3) Do Not Allow Windows to install a driver when it detects that you have no driver on start up.

4) Install the driver using the custom option. Only install the driver (not-optional) and PhysX.
. . Do Not install 3D or Audio unless you need it. Use the clean install option (just in case, your system should be clean after DDU.)
 

JoeMomma

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1) Download the latest WHQL driver.

2) Run DDU. Windows will reboot and strip the drivers using Linux, then restart.

3) Do Not Allow Windows to install a driver when it detects that you have no driver on start up.

4) Install the driver using the custom option. Only install the driver (not-optional) and PhysX.
. . Do Not install 3D or Audio unless you need it. Use the clean install option (just in case, your system should be clean after DDU.)
 

Spietres

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Thanks for the answers guys! Used DDU and installed new drivers. My fps went back to the ones I had before! So it must have worked.

Appreciate ya!
 
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