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No, it always shows installation successful. Everything is now as original except was updated to Windows 8.1. All Sony diagnostics are OK and everything works. It just shows these updates are required and they alternate as installed. Please not the update (BlueUPG Graphics Driver NVIDIA) does not exist as an update on the Sony site, only presented to automatic update.
it says up to date
It is a Vaio Update and not a Windows update
Yes. I am having problems because this site keeps asking for my email address and then complains that it belongs to another member.
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.The problem was resolved via remote if it happens again click on the folder icon on the bottom. Then click on the C drive on the left side. Click on the ProgramData folder and then sony corporation. Here delete the Vaio Update folder.You shoudl also be able to change your desktop back now.To do that right click on any empty area and then click on personalize. Here you will be able to change the wall paper etc back to what it was before instead of black. If you have any questions at all click on reply to expert and let me know. If not please don’t forget to leave a positive rating for my help - it is greatly appreciated..
The issue has returned. ie NVIDIA updates keep repeating
It is the same 2 updates & you cleared the cache yourself. The system disconnected us after that. It remained OK yesterday, but checked updates today & it is back again.
Have cleared the cache. Will I need to do that daily?
After deleting cache a few minutes ago, it has already asked me to update NVIDIA Graphics driver. Shall I download updater as suggested above?
Installed Updater & it still asks for NVIDIA update. Shall I uninstall updater & reinstall?
You mean that which is found in programs & features under VAIO update?
Uninstalled VAIO update, cleared cache, and recycle bin. Restarted & installed Updater on your link. Restarted.
Ran update check & system demanded install of newer version of updater which I did. Restarted
Did update check & request is there for NVIDIA Graphics driver!
Cleared cache again. Restarted. Asks again for NVIDIA Graphics driver In the history in Updater This driver is not installed, but the BlueUpg NVIDIA is. In Programs & Features, the NVIDIA Graphics driver exists but nothing with BlueUpg in the name.
Only Windows updates show in Windows update history. Only a definition update for Defender came up for update request + optional Bing Desktop update. The computer was fully updated before going to Windows 8.1. Although the VAIO updater then kept updating the NVIDIA driver even in Windows 8 - but I thought nothing of it at the time.
Note. If all NVIDIA files are separately uninstalled from programs & features, both NVIDIA Graphics Driver & BlueUpg NVIDIA drivers install exactly the same files. Is there some conflict of identity?
I followed Sony's instruction to upgrade to Windows 8.1 to the letter including creating recovery media a few days after getting this PC. For various reasons I had to recover back to 8 and do it again early on so I know it takes about a day to get everything back to how I want it. Sony support insists I restore to factory settings before they will deign to examine this problem - but I know it seemed to exist from the get go so my recovery media made on receipt will include whatever bugs/problems that are there now.
These requests for downloads are an irritation but seem not to be causing any harm except using a lot of my download quota.
I don't think it has a recovery partition which is why it instructs you to make recovery media straight away.
Please note: the update BlueUpg Graphics Driver (NVIDIA) loads all the driver files that NVIDIA Graphics driver loads - maybe a few bits of data are concerned with Bluetooth, but all the files loaded by it have the same names. In the meantime is it feasible to disable VAIO update and leave it all to Windows update or should I carry on just not ticking the box for updating it?
Is there any penalty to disabling the VAIO update? Also, how come what did yesterday worked even if temporarily, and when I repeat it today it doesn't.
Thank you for all your assistance. Where can I leave my very positive comment?
Since I not use any of Sony's apps or their own crap software, I will probably disable their updater. Again many thanks for all the trouble you have taken for this apparently trivial problem that I never imagined would be this intractable.
Generally, I was happier with XPpro which served me well. I have yet to discover any advantage to Windows 8.1 except it is better than Windows 8 which I found useless for Desktop use.
Bye and again, many thanks for your patience.