Why did Windows CU delete this file?
QI am running Windows 10 Home 64bit with an Nvidia Geforce GTX 710 graphics card. Following the installation of the Creators Update (CU) I received a notification that said something about Nvidia’s Nv Stream Network Service having been removed from my PC because it wouldn’t work with this version of Windows. What is this, and should I be worried? I have not noticed any difference in anything I do. Adrian Kenyon
AThis relates to Nvidia’s ill-fated Shield handheld gaming gadget, which we’re guessing you must’ve previously purchased and set up for use with your PC. This service is responsible for sending streamed game data from your PC to the Shield. We’re assuming you no longer do this, which is why you’ve not noticed any difference.
It’s not clear from the Windows message whether a more recent version of the service has been installed, but if you do ever return to streaming Windows games to your Shield then you might need to update the drivers — get the latest ones for your card from www.geforce.co.uk/ drivers.
Note, though, that while Nvidia hasn’t officially killed off the Shield nor has the firm shown any indication that it intends to continue the product’s development. The Shield was released in 2013, and there’s been nary a peep out of Nvidia since, so it’s very likely an obsolete product.
The Nvidia Shield games console was launched in 2013
Should you need to update your drivers for Shield, you can find the latest ones on the Geforce website