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Software to disable Nvidia Telemetry

Postby FlyingPenguin » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:04 am

NVidia has started including a telemetry service in it's video drivers that's installed even if you only install the basic driver and nothing else.

In my case, this telemetry service was causing my gaming PC to boot rather slowly to the desktop (seems to be a known issue). While you can manually disable the service and tasks in the Task Manager, this tool makes it simple: https://www.ghacks.net/2017/06/07/softw ... telemetry/

Manual instructions here if you want to do it yourself:
https://www.ghacks.net/2016/11/07/nvidi ... -tracking/

Needless to say, you probably need to do this again if you install new drivers.
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Re: Software to disable Nvidia Telemetry

Postby Losbot » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:03 am

Seems they've been doing this for some time, no? The article is 2 years old and updated a year ago. Sneaky 'lil bastards.

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Re: Software to disable Nvidia Telemetry

Postby FlyingPenguin » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:03 am

Yeah. My workstation is running an older driver and only had the service but nothing in the task scheduler.

Pity they're doing this. This crap should be in the optional Geforce Experience bloatware.
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