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Geforce Driver


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This package was approved by moderator doc on 12/31/2015.

Automatically detects and installs most up-to-date NVIDIA GeForce driver for your graphics card.

Important note

Always install with --force parameter - this package doesn't contain any driver URL. It searches for newest non-beta driver for your graphics card on NVIDIA webpage. That's why package version will be updated only with fixes.

Package parameters

The following package parameters can be set:
- nogfexp - do not install GeForce Experience

These parameters can be passed to the installer with the use of --params.
For example: --params "nogfexp".


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'geforce-driver'
    $fileType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '-s -noreboot'
    $packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters
    $scriptDir = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    Import-Module (Join-Path $scriptDir "functions.ps1")
    $url = Get-DriverUrl
    if ($url) {
      $tempDir = Join-Path $env:TEMP "$packageName"
      if (![System.IO.Directory]::Exists($tempDir)) { [System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($tempDir) | Out-Null }
      $zip = Join-Path $tempDir ""
      Get-ChocolateyWebFile $packageName $zip $url
      $installerDir = Join-Path $tempDir "Installer"
      Create-EmptyDirectory $installerDir
      Get-ChocolateyUnzip $zip $installerDir
      if ($packageParameters -like '*nogfexp*') {
        $path = Join-Path $installerDir "GFExperience"
        Remove-Recursively $path
        $path = Join-Path $installerDir "setup.cfg"
        $xml = [xml](Get-Content $path)
        foreach ($package in $xml.setup.install.'sub-package') {
          if ($ -eq "Display.GFExperience") {
      $file = Join-Path $installerDir 'setup.exe'
      Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage $packageName $fileType $silentArgs $file
      Remove-Recursively $installerDir
  • tools\functions.ps1 Show
    function Get-OsCode {
      return [string][Environment]::OSVersion.Version.Major + '.' + [string][Environment]::OSVersion.Version.Minor
    function Get-GraphicsCardType ([string] $name) {
      if ($name -match '(M(X|\s+(LE|GTX|GTS|GS|GT|G))?$|GeForce Go)') {
        return 'notebook'
      } else {
        return 'desktop'
    function Get-DriverVersion ($card) {
      $infFilename = $card.InfFilename.Trim()
      $key = [Microsoft.Win32.Registry]::LocalMachine.OpenSubKey("SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Drivers\")
      if ($key) {
        $value = $key.GetValue($infFilename)
        if ($value) {
          $version = $value -replace ".+\/([\d\.]+).*\r?\n.*",'$1'
          if ($version -match "^[\d\.]+$") {
            return $version
      return $Null
    function Get-GraphicsCardInfo {
      $cards = @(gwmi win32_VideoController)
      foreach ($card in $cards) {
        $name = $card.Name.Trim()
        if ($name -match '^NVIDIA') {
          $name = $name.Replace('NVIDIA', '').Trim()
          $type = Get-GraphicsCardType $name
          $driverVersion = Get-DriverVersion $card
          return $name, $type, $driverVersion
      return $Null, $Null, $Null
    function Get-SearchData ([string] $typeID, [string] $parentID) {
      # $typeID - 2 for series, 3 for card, 4 for system
      $url = '' + $typeID + '&ParentID=' + $parentID
      $xml = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $url
      return $xml.LookupValueSearch.LookupValues.LookupValue
    function Get-Driver ([string] $seriesID, [string] $cardID, [string] $osID) {
      $url = ""
      $url += "?languageCode=1033&beta=0&dltype=-1&isWHQL=1&numberOfResults=1&sort1=0&func=DriverManualLookup"
      $url += "&psid=" + $seriesID + "&pfid=" + $cardID + "&osID=" + $osID
      $json = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $url
      $info = $json.IDS[0].downloadInfo
      if ($info.Success -eq 1) {
        return $info.DownloadURL, $info.DetailsURL, $info.Version
      return $Null, $Null, $Null
    function Get-Reboot {
      $keys = (Get-ChildItem HKLM:\SOFTWARE -ea SilentlyContinue)
      foreach ($key in $keys) {
        if ($key.Name -match 'NVIDIA_RebootNeeded') {
          return $True
      return $False
    function Remove-Recursively ([string] $path) {
      if ([System.IO.Directory]::Exists($path)) {
        $longPath = (Get-Item -LiteralPath $path).FullName
        Remove-Item $longPath -Recurse -Force
    function Create-EmptyDirectory ([string] $path) {
      Remove-Recursively $path
      [System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($path) | Out-Null
    function Get-DriverUrl {
      if(Get-Reboot) {
        Throw ("You need to restart computer before this installation.")
      $cardName, $cardType, $currentDriverVersion = Get-GraphicsCardInfo
      $osCode = Get-OsCode
      $osBitness = [string](Get-ProcessorBits) + '-bit'
      $cardID = $Null
      $data = Get-SearchData 2 1
      foreach ($series in $data) {
        # limit series to desktop/notebook
        if ($cardType -eq 'notebook') {
          if ($series.Name -notlike '*notebook*') { continue }
        } else {
          if ($series.Name -like '*notebook*') { continue }
        $seriesID = $series.Value
        $seriesCards = Get-SearchData 3 $seriesID
        foreach ($card in $seriesCards) {
          $name = $card.Name.Replace('NVIDIA', '').Trim()
          if ($name -eq $cardName) {
            $cardID = $card.Value
          } elseif ($name -like "*/*") {
            if ((($name -replace "(\/|nForce).*$","").Trim() -eq $cardName) -or `
                (($name -replace "(?:[^\s]+\/|(?:[^\s]+\s+){2}\/|.*?(nForce))",'' -replace "\s+"," ").Trim() -eq $cardName)) {
              $cardID = $card.Value
        if ($cardID -ne $Null) { break }
      if ($cardID -eq $Null) {
        Throw ("Could not find matching graphics card. " + $cardName)
      $osID = $Null
      $oses = Get-SearchData 4 $seriesID
      foreach ($os in $oses) {
        if (($os.Code -eq $osCode) -and ($os.Name -match $osBitness)) {
          $osID = $os.Value
      if ($osID -ne $Null) {
        $downloadUrl, $detailsUrl, $driverVersion = Get-Driver $seriesID $cardID $osID
      if (($osID -eq $Null) -or ($downloadUrl -eq $Null)) {
        Throw ("Could not find driver for your OS. " + $cardName + "; " + $osCode + " " + $osBitness)
      if ($currentDriverVersion -eq $driverVersion) {
        Write-Host "Most recent driver ($driverVersion) already installed."
        return $Null
      #Write-Host $detailsUrl
      return $downloadUrl

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