If you’ve got an Nvidia graphics card you’ve almost certainly dealt with GeForce Experience. While for most people GeForce Experience works just fine at managing graphics drivers, some people run into issues with it. From crashes to incorrectly installed graphics drivers; if GeForce Experience doesn’t work for you, you may find it easier to switch it off. Don’t worry though – you can disable it and still manage your graphics drivers manually. There are two ways to do this:
1. Disabling it on startup
By default, the program starts up when your computer does. You can simply turn this off without uninstalling the program entirely. To do this, right-click on your taskbar and select the Task Manager.
At the top, click on the Start-up tab. Scroll until you find the Nvidia GeForce Experience entry. Select it, then click on Disable. You’ll need to restart your computer for your changes to take effect.
The program will no longer launch on start-up, so unless you manually start it, it is effectively disabled!
2. Uninstall the program
Disabling GeForce Experience is as easy as uninstalling it through the “Add or Remove Programs” feature. This will only uninstall GeForce Experience, the graphics driver that is installed will not be removed. Once you’ve uninstalled GeForce Experience you can still manually update your graphics driver by downloading the driver from Nvidia’s website.
Tip: If you don’t have any problems running GeForce Experience, you should keep it on your computer, as it is a great tool for managing your graphics drivers.
To do so, first press the Windows key on your keyboard, then type “Add or Remove Programs”. A new window will pop up. About halfway down, you’ll see another search bar.
Type in “GeForce Experience”, and you’ll see the entry for it. Click on it, and a button to Uninstall will appear. Click on it, follow the prompts and instructions until the process is complete, and Nvidia GeForce Experience will be gone from your machine. Your installed drivers will remain, but you will have to update and install them yourself from that point on.
Tip: Only ever install drivers you downloaded directly from the Nvidia website, otherwise you run the risk of installing malware and viruses on your machine. You can get GeForce Experience back if you want to use it again – once again, install it from the Nvidia website only!