Nvidia released a new WHQL graphics driver 388.43 for Windows earlier today which brings back NV Tray and Game Ready support for Doom VFR.
The new driver is already available on the official Nvidia download drivers web page for download.
Tip: You can use TinyNvidiaUpdateChecker to check for driver updates and install them without using GeForce Experience.
As usual, it is recommended that you remove the old Nvidia display driver fully before you install the new driver on the Windows PC.
You find information on Nvidia services that may run on your system after installation here.
As usually, a new WHQL driver improves support for some games. This one comes with Game Ready settings for Doom VFR, the first virtual reality game of the popular Doom franchise that was released today.
The driver version added or improved the following 3D Vision profiles, and SLI profiles on top of that:
Windows users who miss the NV Tray application that Nvidia removed earlier may be delighted to hear that the company brought it back from the dead with this release. While there is not much to it right now, it just lets you open the Nvidia Control Panel or GeForce Experience from the System Tray area, it appears that quite a few users requested the feature's return.
Note that you can also right-click on the desktop to go to the Control Panel. There is no dedicated nvtray.exe process however anymore.
The new Nvidia GeForce driver 388.43 fixes two issues. The first fixes a crash and hang issue with cross-adapter clone mode enabled, the second a Wolfenstein game crash on notebooks.
No release without a list of open issues that users need to be aware of. Nividia lists six of them in the official release notes:
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