Weird but generally what I do when I am doing a driver update from Nvidia's website is to do a clean install instead of Express since that generally works better. Windows driver update usually doesn't have the latest version with all the hot fixes and game ready drivers. Also not sure if you noticed but on Nvidia's website, there is a driver for 1060 and 1060 laptop so make sure to download the one for that.
And yea I wouldn't go to Windows Store for anything other than Gamepass and movies.
How do I know if I actually need the 1060 laptop. I was told it was the desktop version in this laptop and it doesn't show as 1060m like it did with the dedicated gpu in my previous (non gaming) laptop. The installer (all selections led to the same multi purpose installer anyway) chose what to install on its own.
445.87-desktop-win10-64bit-international-dch-whql is what it downloaded. But I guess I need the one with laptop in it.
This is what nvidea control panel coughs up
NVIDIA System Information report created on: 05/11/2020 00:29:17
System name: LAPTOP-TROS2LSD
Operating System: Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
DirectX version: 12.0
GPU processor: GeForce GTX 1060
Driver version: 442.23
Driver Type: Standard
Direct3D API version: 12
Direct3D feature level: 12_1
CUDA Cores: 1280
Core clock: 1455 MHz
Memory data rate: 8.01 Gbps
Memory interface: 192-bit
Memory bandwidth: 192.19 GB/s
Total available graphics memory: 14257 MB
Dedicated video memory: 6144 MB GDDR5
System video memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 8113 MB
Video BIOS version: 86.06.65.00.2C
IRQ: Not used
Bus: PCI Express x16 Gen3
Device Id: 10DE 1C20 12631025
Part Number: 2914 0030
nvui.dll 18.104.22.16823 NVIDIA User Experience Driver Component
nvxdplcy.dll 22.214.171.12423 NVIDIA User Experience Driver Component
nvxdbat.dll 126.96.36.19923 NVIDIA User Experience Driver Component
nvxdapix.dll 188.8.131.5223 NVIDIA User Experience Driver Component
nvCplUIR.dll 8.1.940.0 NVIDIA Control Panel
nvCplUI.exe 8.1.940.0 NVIDIA Control Panel
nvWSSR.dll 184.108.40.20623 NVIDIA Workstation Server
nvWSS.dll 220.127.116.1123 NVIDIA Workstation Server
nvViTvSR.dll 18.104.22.16823 NVIDIA Video Server
nvViTvS.dll 22.214.171.12423 NVIDIA Video Server
nvDispSR.dll 126.96.36.19923 NVIDIA Display Server
NVMCTRAY.DLL 188.8.131.5223 NVIDIA Media Center Library
nvDispS.dll 184.108.40.20623 NVIDIA Display Server
nvDevToolS.dll 220.127.116.1123 NVIDIA 3D Settings Server
PhysX 09.19.0218 NVIDIA PhysX
NVCUDA.DLL 18.104.22.16823 NVIDIA CUDA 10.2.132 driver
nvGameSR.dll 22.214.171.12423 NVIDIA 3D Settings Server
nvGameS.dll 126.96.36.19923 NVIDIA 3D Settings Server
Is it up to date, do I have the right drivers, how can I tell!
I guess it's not up to date since it downloaded 445.87 before.
What's the difference anyway with the desktop GTX 1060.
(The windows store came up by itself after windows 10 detected the nvidea control panel was missing. 'Purchase' worked, download just kept giving "Error" with no further explanation. Trying to download it from the web redirected me back to the windows store lol)