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Nvidia releases hotfix after breaking Windows 10

by on25 October 2016

Beware version 375.57

The GPU maker with the same name as a Roman vengeance demon, Nvidia, has rushed out a hotfix after an earlier driver update broke Windows 10.

According to NeoWIn,  Nvidia’s track record on drivers is not that hot. Already it released a game-ready driver for The Division that caused some systems to go BSOD. In July, the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 caused some serious driver related headaches.

Over the weekend Nvidia released version 375.57 of its GPU driver. This was supposed to sort out systems wanting to run Battlefield 1, Civilization 6, and Titanfall 2 in time for Friday. It might have made these games work better, but some users didn’t get the chance to find out – the update borked Windows 10.

First selected Windows Store apps crashed and then Windows lost the ability to drag and drop Start menu tiles. Then there were all sorts of image artefacts in GIFs and videos.

Nvidia did get onto it rather quickly. It rolled out an updated 375.63 WHQL driver pretty quickly, and this is being offered instead of the 375.57 version in the GeForce Experience app.

It is probably a good idea for Nvidia fanboys to update their drivers right now. Either that, or issue a long winded defense of Nvidia’s driver update policy in the comments below while being ruthlessly mocked by AMD fanboys. Alternatively you could just blame Microsoft.

Last modified on 25 October 2016
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