Windows 10 Creator's update killed my Einstein GPU capability

archae86
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Quick Summary: No Einstein GPU jobs able to run after update, all well after updating the Nvidia graphics driver

Details:

Windows 10 Creators Update left my Nvidia driver version at 378.66, apparently obeying the indication left behind by DDU not to do automatic graphics driver installs.  However BOINC advised me that I did not have a suitable graphics card installed, so my in-process GPU tasks sat unstarted.

I went through my full DDU-using driver update drill, in summary:

1. uninstalled the existing Nvidia driver
2. ran DDU in safe mode, selecting the option suggested when not changing hardware
3. installed the latest available Nvidia driver (382.33)

This was the first of three machines that I'll need to shepherd through this Windows update in the next few days.

I'll not claim that running DDU was necessary or even helpful, but I do value it supposedly leaving my system in a state that will discourage Windows from installing an Nvidia Driver without my request.

Mumak
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Wasn't it because Windows

Wasn't it because Windows installed a driver without Open-CL support ?

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archae86
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Mumak wrote:Wasn't it because

Mumak wrote:
Wasn't it because Windows installed a driver without Open-CL support ?

That is the standard explanation I saw when I searched for previous such episodes, but it seems rather odd to me the version number I was shown when I ran the uninstall visible in control panel for an Nvidia driver was exactly the version number of the one I had installed a few months ago.

However I didn't do anything else to try to check what version was currently installed before proceeding.

My main purpose in posting was to provide a clue in case other participants had a corresponding difficulty during the wave of upgrades that is coming.

I have four Windows 10 machines, one of which is a laptop I purchased with Windows 10 already installed, one of which I built from a Windows 10 DVD, and two of which were in service upgrades from Windows 7. I have not pursued the voluntary earlybird conversion, but as with the previous major upgrade, it has come first to the two "nativeborn" machines and appears likely to come to the two others soon.

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