Setting up Skyrim SE to work with Mods & ENB

These changes are absolutely necessary for Skyrim SE to work properly with mods. If you start Skyrim before making these changes, the game will most likely not make it past the main-menu before crashing.

With the exception of number 5, these changes are absolutely necessary for Skyrim SE to work with mods.

1: Drivers Settings
2: INI files
3:
Load-Order
4: FNIS
5: Windows (Optional)


1 - Drivers Settings
In order for the ENB to work properly, the games own anti aliasing MUST be disabled


Open up the nVidia Control Panel, go to "Manage 3D settings" and choose "Program Settings" and find Skyrim SE.

Set the following parameters:

Absolutely necessary:  
Anti aliasing - FXAA Off
Anti aliasing - Gamma correction Off
Anti aliasing - Mode Off
Anti aliasing - Setting Application-controlled
Anti aliasing - Transparency Off

Recommended:
 
Threaded Optimization On *ONLY if you have a multi-core CPU
Vertical sync On

The ENB uses it's own anti aliasing. Enabling the drivers AA at the same time will result in weird errors like flickering textures, stutter, incorrect brightness and missing effects.

*If you use an ATI/AMD or Intel graphic card, and can't find the AA settings, use Google.

 


2 - INI Files


Some settings in Skyrim cannot be set via the regular settings menu or the launcher. The default available settings are actually VERY limited compared to the amount of actual settings. All of these settings are stored in two files. "Skyrim.ini" and "SkyrimPrefs.ini". Some of these settings can bring much better quality to the game, also, some mods require certain settings to be set for them to work as intended.

The ini files are usually located here: "C:\Users\(USERNAME)\Documents\My Games\Skyrim Special Edition\".
Open each file with notepad


Skyrim.ini
Add/change the following lines:

[General]  *Needed for a couple of mods (This disables the invisible wall around the intended playing area)
bBorderRegionsEnabled=0

[General]  *This makes the game still work after alt-tab
bAlwaysActive=1

[General]  *Add this only if you have a multi-core CPU
bUseThreadedTempEffects=1
bUseThreadedParticleSystem=1
bMultiThreadMovement=1
bUseThreadedMorpher=1

[Display]   *Add these lines if you want to change your Field of View. I personally like 85, but choose any FOV you like
fDefaultWorldFOV=85.00 (SetFOV)

[Display]   *This will make shadows from sunlight move better with time-of-day
fSunUpdateThreshold=1.5

[Display]  *Needed for the Claralux mod
fFirstSliceDistance=4096
fSpecularLODStartFade=2500
fSpecularLODMaxStartFade=3000

[BackgroundLoad]   *Add this only if you have a multi-core CPU
bBackgroundLoadLipFiles=1
bLoadBackgroundFaceGen=1
bUseMultiThreadedFaceGen=1
bBackgroundCellLoads=1
bLoadHelmetsInBackground=1
bUseMultiThreadedTrees=1
bUseBackgroundFileLoader=1

[Animation]   *Add this only if you have a multi-core CPU
bMultiThreadBoneUpdate=1

[Grass]   *These settings are necessary for the grass to look good
bAllowCreateGrass=1
bAllowLoadGrass=0
fGrassMaxStartFadeDistance=9000.0000
iMaxGrassTypesPerTexure=15
iMinGrassSize=40

[Decals]   *Add this only if you have a multi-core CPU
bDecalMultithreaded=1

[HAVOK]   *Add this only if you have a multi-core CPU
iNumThreads=4 (This number should equal how many cores your CPU has. With the maximum of 5)

[Papyrus]   *These settings will allow scripts to get a little more time to run. (Important for stability when having many mods installed)
fUpdateBudgetMS=1.4
fExtraTaskletBudgetMS=1.4
fPostLoadUpdateTimeMS=2000

[Water]  *These settings are necessary for the water-reflection to look good
bReflectLODObjects=1
bReflectLODLand=1
bReflectSky=1
bReflectLODTrees=1

 

SkyrimPrefs.ini
Add/change the following lines:

[General]   *Add this only if you have a multi-core CPU
bUseThreadedParticleSystem=1
bUseThreadedBlood=1
bUseThreadedMorpher=1
bUseThreadedTempEffects=1
bUseThreadedTextures=1
bUseThreadedMeshes=1
bUseThreadedLOD=1
bUseThreadedAI=1
bUseThreadedMorpher=1

[BackgroundLoad]   *Add this only if you have a multi-core CPU
bBackgroundLoadLipFiles=1
bLoadBackgroundFaceGen=1
bUseMultiThreadedFaceGen=1
bBackgroundCellLoads=1
bLoadHelmetsInBackground=1
bUseMultiThreadedTrees=1
bUseBackgroundFileLoader=1

[Display]  *Needed for the ENB to work properly, and for alt-tab to be possible without game-freeze
bBorderless=1
bFull Screen=0
bFXAAEnabled=0
bUseTAA=0

[Display]  *For better shadow filter
bDeferredShadows=1
fShadowBiasScale=0.1500
iBlurDeferredShadowMask=3
iShadowMaskQuarter=4
iShadowFilter=4
bTreesReceiveShadows=1
bDrawLandShadows=1
bDrawShadows=1
bShadowMaskZPrePass=0
iShadowMode=4
fShadowLODStartFade=400.0000

[Display] *Use these setting for 8k shadows (Highly recommended)
fInteriorShadowDistance=8000.0000
fShadowDistance=5000.0000
iShadowMapResolution=8192
iShadowMapResolutionPrimary=8192
iShadowMapResolutionSecondary=8192
iShadowMapResolution=8192

[Display] *Use these setting for 4k shadows (Use only if your system can't handle 8k shadows. The quality difference is quite noticeable)
fInteriorShadowDistance=7000.0000
fShadowDistance=3500.0000
iShadowMapResolution=4096
iShadowMapResolutionPrimary=4096
iShadowMapResolutionSecondary=4096
iShadowMapResolution=4096

Note for Shadow Distance:
Higher number equals better shadows further away, BUT, at the same time, lower quality up close. - Unless resolution is set higher as well.
*Always set "fShadowDistance" to a lower number than the resolution parameters.

[Display]  *Needed for the Claralux mod
fLightLODStartFade=15000
fLightLODMaxStartFade=20000

[Decals]   *Add this only if you have a multi-core CPU
bDecalMultithreaded=1

[Grass]
fGrassStartFadeDistance=9000.0000
fGrassMaxStartFadeDistance=9000.0000

[MAIN]   *Better performance
bSaveOnPause=0
bSaveOnRest=0
bSaveOnTravel=0
bSaveOnWait=0
bDisableAutoSave=1

[NavMesh]  *Add this only if you have a multi-core CPU
bUseThreadedMeshes=1

[Trees]  *Add this only if you have a multi-core CPU
bUseMultiThreadedTrees=1
bShadowMaskZPrePass=1

 

After applying these changes
Launch the game and make sure everything works, then proceed to the mod-list

*The rest of this section is for after all mods have been installed.

 


3 - Load-Order


Info: The load-order is a list that determines in which order Skyrim loads additional content (mods). The load-order has 255 slots which are loaded into the memory one by one in the exact order they are listed, top to bottom. If identical data appears (If two mods contain data in the same records), then the last mod (furthest down), overwrites whatever came before. Also, if a mod has references to another mod, this other mod HAS to be listed in the load-order before the mod with the dependency. If a mod is depending on something that is missing or listed later in the load-order, Skyrim will either not load those mods, load them with errors, or not even start. Besides dependencies, some mods also edit the same data, and the load-order dictates which data takes priority. These "conflicts" can cause all kind of errors if the mods are not placed correctly. Having a correct load-order is absolutely necessary for the game to work with mods.

The list below is how a correct load-order with all SSEBP recommended mods looks like. If you didn't install all mods, but lets say, only installed the ones without a colored square, then you won't find all these items in your own load-order. Whenever an item is "missing", just skip it, but keep everything else in the exact same order from top to bottom.

Note: DON'T use Loot. I know it's tempting to have a program sort the whole thing, but unfortunately Loot isn't able to sort the list correctly. You can of course start by sorting with Loot, but then you NEED to correct the load-order yourself afterwards.
 

Correct Load-Order:
Start
NMM and click the "Plugins" tab. Then sort everything according to this list
*Items with red text should be unchecked

Note:
If for any reason NMM will not let you move a certain file, just close down NMM and open the "plugins.txt" with notepad. The file is usually located here: "C:\Users\(USERNAME)\AppData\Local\Skyrim Special Edition". Correct the list and save. Now open NMM again, and the file should be in it's right place. I assume this works for Vortex as well.
 

Skyrim.esm
Update.esm
Dragonborn.esm
HearthFires.esm
Dawnguard.esm
Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch.esp
Skyrim Project Optimization - Full Version.esm
WhiterunHoldForest.esp
Falskaar.esm
RaceCompatibility.esm
ApachiiHairMales.esm
ApachiiHairFemales.esm
ApachiiHair.esm
FlowerGirls SE.esm
ClimatesOfTamriel.esm
Undriel_FallingGildergreenPetals.esl
Falskaar - Fast Travel.esp
Falskaar - Boat Location.esp
Falskaar - Unique Region Names.esp
Falskaar - Bug Fixes.esp
Northshore Landing Ghost ship - ESL 1.0.esp
CBBE.esl
D13 Faster Get up Stand up Animations.esp
AnimatedHarvesting.esl
Particle Patch for ENB SSE.esp
Blacksmith Forge Water Fix SE USSEP.esp
TVDT REMOVED.esp
Dragon Stalking Fix.esp
FloraRespawnFix.esp
Modern Brawl Bug Fix.esp
HearthFires Display Case Fix SE.esp
Potema Fix.esp

Fix_Merge.esp
Quest Conflict Fixes.esp
KS Hairdo's.esp
TerrainLodRedone.esp
SMIM-SE-ShackRoofFixes.esp
SMIM-SE-ShackRoofFixesDragonborn.esp
SMIM-SE-FarmhouseFlickeringFix.esp
SMIM-SE-SolitudeDocksFixes.esp
SMIM-SE-RiftenDocksRopesObjectFix.esp
SMIM-SE-FurnitureChestSnowFix.esp
SMIM-SE-DungeonsCliffsIceSkirts.esp
SMIM_Merge.esp
HHrithgarPotFix14.esp
Better Dynamic Snow.esp
BetterDynamicSnow_PATCH.esp
Better Dynamic Ash.esp
Reverb and Ambience Overhaul - Skyrim.esp
SkyrimImprovedPuddles-DG-HF-DB.esp
SRG Enhanced Trees Activator.esp
Veydosebrom - Grasses and Groundcover.esp
RealisticWaterTwo.esp
RealisticWaterTwo - Falskaar.esp
RWT Lod Fix.esp
water flow lines fix patch.esp
BirdsOfSkyrim_SSE.esp
Skyrim Better Roads - All In One - Merged.esp
Smoking Torches.esp
SkyrimIsWindy.esp
SkyrimIsWindy - EVT patch.esp
TAVERiften.esp
RiverwoodEnhancedPlugin.esp
TAVESolitude.esp
TownsAndCitiesEnhanced.esp
WhiterunInEnhanced.esp
TAVEWindhelm.esp
TAVEMarkarth.esp
Landscape Fixes For Grass Mods.esp
Wolfskull Cave Fix.esp
sandboxcylinderheight.esp
Helsmyrr.esp
Ebonvale.esp
bathhouse.esp
TheEvilMansionFE.esp
WyvernRock.esp
WyvernRockHearthfire.esp
GR123 Castle.esp
RavenscaleCastle.esp
Cidhna Mine Expanded.esp
WhiteWatch.esp
Inns and Taverns.esp
HearthfireBathsAll.esp
Missives.esp
treasure_hunt.esp
Distinct Interiors.esp
HillHouse.esp
HillHouseFlowerGirlPatch.esp
Whistling Mine.esp
Nordic Ruins of Skyrim.esp
MagicalCollegeofWinterhold.esp
RavenCastle.esp
Rayeks_End_SSE_1.0.esp
Rigmor.esp
River Rock Village.esp
ShowersInInns.esp
AKSkyrimUnderground.esp
The Great City od Solitude.esp
The Paarthurnax Dilemma.esp
WhiteLighthouseSE.esp
icepenguinworldmapclassic.esp
Saeri_AetherialCrown.esp
Book Covers Skyrim.esp
GQJ_DG_vampireamuletfix.esp
RUSTIC SOULGEMS - Unsorted.esp
SkyUI_SE.esp
RaceMenu.esp
RaceMenuPlugin.esp
iHUD.esp
MannequinStayPut.esp
Fixed body collision.esp
NARC SE for Falskaar.esp
RaceCompatibilityUSKPOverride.esp
XPMSE.esp
LazyTools.esp
RaceMenuHH.esp
FNIS.esp
FNISspells.esp
FNISSexyMove.esp
Animated Dragon WingsSE.esp
Better Females - Eyebrows.esp
SGEyebrows.esp
TheEyesOfBeauty.esp
Improved Eyes Skyrim.esp
BVFE.esp
LunariRace.esp
SuccubusRaceLite.esp
TemptressVixen.esp
No More Ugly Effects SE.esp
Weapons Armor Clothing & Clutter Fixes.esp
WACCF_BashedPatchLvlListFix.esp
aMidianborn_Skyforge_Weapons.esp
Eidolon's Edge.esp
NamelessLight.esp
Skycutter.esp
SwordOfTheSeeker.esp
Ygrayne.esp
Weapon_Merge.esp
ElvenSilver Dagger.esp
Ghosu - Weapon Pack 1.esp
Nightingale Forever.esp
shieldsoftheholds.esp
FS_UltimateAssortment.esp
Unique Uniques.esp
valkyrja.esp
Weapon_Merge_2.esp
WeaponsOf3E_SSE.esp
Ghorza's Armor.esp
Ghorza's Weapons.esp
KCEBattleClaws.esp
SPOAsilverknight.esp
SPOA_shield.esp
ValkyrieSwordShield.esp
CrimsonTwilightArmor.esp
ScarletDawnArmor.esp
NS_Eilhart_Dress.esp
Armor_Merge_1.esp
JS Barenziah SE - Johnskyrim.esp
LustmordVampireArmor.esp
Merta Assassin Armor.esp
Merta Black Rose Armor.esp
Daedric Chainmail - CBBE(SSE)Bodyslide.esp
GDZZJJDH.esp
Justice Glass Armor.esp
Justice Stalhrim Armor.esp
KozakowySteampunkOutfit.esp
Skysan_GlassAW.esp
Skysan_Stalhrim.esp
Schwertleite Set.esp
TeraRogueCBBE.esp
TeraSuccubusArmor.esp
Armor_Merge_2.esp
BBD_NereidPirate_Modular.esp
TheAmazingWorldOfBikiniArmor.esp
TAWOBA LL No Chance Topless.esp
VampireLeatherArmorSet.esp
Witch Of The Wild.esp
[SunJeong] Charles Rene.esp
Black Rose.esp
[SunJeong] Nausicaa Lingerie.esp
QueenRxBikiniD.esp
UNP Undies.esp
HentaiVoidArmor.esp
Aradia Lace Dress.esp
Aradia Lingerie Dress.esp
Armor_Merge_3.esp
Populated Forts Towers Places Legendary.esp
Populated Lands Roads Paths Legendary.esp
Populated Skyrim Prisons Cells.esp
Populated Solstheim.esp
CollegeStudents.esp
seedymerchant.esp
Arien.esp
Athenyaa Athos.esp
Hanali.esp
Astana.esp
AuroraFollower.esp
Dvorec.esp
Calista Summerstar.esp
Dallas Follower.esp
DanarielStormbow.esp
_MelissaX.esp
DJQ_Frozen.esp
DJQ_Princesses1.esp
DJQZafira.esp
mvpbeserkerelise.esp
FollowerEmily.esp
YuiH StandAlone Follower - Eva.esp
HOBEveline.esp
MBWSYNFollowersACT2.esp
GK-Orcfollowers.esp
GKRedguard.esp
Kat_Frol.esp
Kellece.esp
Khorah Orc Follower.esp
Lady Arkay.esp
Fachry Lamae Beolfag The First Vampire.esp
Andromeda.esp
Lendri.esp
Skix Follower Lilla.esp
Lullaby.esp
LunariWarriors.esp
Marie A Redhead Follower 0.9.esp
Marie Follower - Vampire.esp
MillaMilova.esp
Mona follower.esp
Nicky.esp
Follower Fever.esp
PAN_FollowerPack1.esp
RayneStandaloneFollower.esp
SassyTeen.esp
Seductress Elizabeth.esp
FollowerSha.esp
SKY_Lumen-Cael.esp
SKY_Solis.esp
SKY_Aura.esp
SKY_Iridis.esp
SKY_Follower_Merge.esp
SKY_Uniques.esp
Karlov_Brood_CBBE_SE.esp
TishV3.esp
Unicorn.esp
Xanafollower.esp
Vaelishna.esp
Vanmoriel_Standalone_Follower.esp
Victoria Velina Revamped.esp
Immersive Wenches.esp
Immersive Wenches -Apachii hairs- Patch.esp
Deadly Wenches.esp
YurianaWench.esp
Immersive Wenches -Enslaved Wenches patch-.esp
3DNPC.esp
Hott Interesting NPCs.esp
3DNPC_FrogCustom_Zora.esp
Marry Me Serana.esp
NPC_Overhaul_V_1_.esp
TKAA.esp
Rigmor TKAA Patch.esp
Falskaar TKAA Patch.esp
PAN_NPCs.esp
PAN_NPCs_DG.esp
IB - All-in-One.esp
Adrianne.esp
Carlotta.esp
Hulda.esp
Idgrod the younger.esp
Ingun.esp
Irileth.esp
Lisette.esp
Maven.esp
Rikke.esp
Sapphire.esp
Tonilia.esp
Bijin_Merge.esp
MigalsHousecarlBeauties.esp
SBF Ingjard.esp
SBF Beleval.esp
SBF Adelaisa.esp
SBF Brelyna.esp
SBF DB-Inisiate.esp
SBF Eola.esp
SBF Frea.esp
SBF Illia.esp
SBF Jenassa.esp
SBF Jordis.esp
SBF Mjoll.esp
SBF Njada.esp
SBF Ria.esp
SBF Uthgerd.esp
SBF Aranea.esp
SBF Anneke.esp
SBF Aela.esp
SBF Borgakh.esp
SBF_Merge.esp
HottIldari.esp
Khaliza of Gilane.esp
MBWSNPCReplace_karliahnohood.esp
AmazingFollowerTweaks.esp
AFT - 3DNPC Patch.esp
Relationship Dialogue Overhaul.esp
RDO - CRF + USSEP Patch.esp
RDO - USSEP Patch.esp
RDO - AFT v1.66 Patch.esp
SexLab-AmorousAdventures.esp
FlowerGirls SE - Adventures.esp
FlowerGirls SE - IW Patch.esp
RichMerchantsSkyrim_x5.esp
TougherTrolls.esp
zzVampireFaction.esp
BarenziahQuestMarkers.esp
JK Crafting Breakdown.esp
Craftable Torches.esp
Lost Art of the Blacksmith.esp
CarryWeight x100.esp
DibellasCompulsion-NudeSpell-1-1.esp
SpellTomeResurrectDead.esp
shorter_respawns.esp
Final_Merge.esp
GriptzionTeleportMenuSpell_DLC.esp
SuperbSerana.esp
Brighter toggleable Candlelight and Torches.esp
Timescale3.esp
Realistic Melee Range.esp
Combat Evolved.esp
SneakToolsSE.esp
Deadly Damage.esp
Customizable Camera.esp
CLARALUX SSE.esp
CLARALUX SSE - USSEP.esp
Remove Interior Fog.esp
ClimatesOfTamriel-Dragonborn-Patch.esp
ClimatesOfTamriel-Dawnguard-Patch.esp
ClimatesOfTamriel Falskaar.esp
Supreme Storms - Cot Version.esp
ExpandedSnowSystems-CoT.esp
CoT-WeatherPatch.esp
CoT-WeatherPatch_DB.esp
CoT-WeatherPatch_SupStorms.esp
CoT-WeatherPatch_ESS.esp
ESS Patch for CoT DG Patch.esp

 

When everything is sorted correctly, the game is ready to launch!
NOTE: If the game crashed on the very first launch after adding/removing mods, don't worry. It may happen due to inconsistency in the game cache. Start the game again, and everything should work just fine.

 


5 - FNIS Tool


FNIS is a tool that applies character animation to the game. Run FNIS every time you add, remove or change a mod with NPCs, mannequins or animation.

If you haven't already done so, create a shortcut to the tool.
Open the Skyrim SE game-folder and open "\Data\tools\GenerateFNIS_for_Users\" and make a shortcut to "GenerateFNISforUsers.exe"

Start the tool

Check: "GENDER Specific Animations"
Check: "SKELETON Arm Fix"
*Leave the rest unchecked
Then click: "Update FNIS Behavior" (See image below)

When the tool has run it's process, click "Consistence Check".
When that is done, click "Exit" ..That's it.

VERY IMPORTANT: Run this tool EVERY time you add/remove/change mods that contain NPCs, mannequins or animation.

 


5 - Windows (Optional)

Having a fast and stable system is absolutely necessary to run a heavily modded Skyrim. If you have a high-end system, you should have nothing to worry about, even with all mods installed. But if you have a semi-old or medium-spec system, it will be put to the test. Skyrim needs the best possible conditions to perform. If you already have a fast and stable system, just skip this.


Cleaning/optimizing Windows is of course a huge subject, so I will not go into details, but rather give suggestions about what to look out for. This is written for Windows 7 x64, but most things apply to XP/Vista/Win8/Win10 (32/64bit) as well.

1: Make sure your system is virus/mal-ware free. (It's a given, but I'm writing it anyway)
2: Have as few unnecessary programs running in the background as possible. Preferably non.
3: Never have real-time anti-virus programs running. 99% of anti-virus software can and will significantly slow down any computer, all while doing an extraordinarily poor job at protecting against viruses. The best way to protect your computer against mal-ware and viruses, is by having a great firewall, preferably at router level, so nothing gets to the computer in the first place.
4: If you use a software firewall on your computer (Not all routers have great firewalls), then use one that doesn't require a lot of resources. Also turn off the useless built-in Windows firewall & services. (Except on Win10, as the firewall "service" is required to run in the background at all times, or the AppStore won't work. I can recommend Comodo Firewall. It's free and can be customized to use very little resources while doing a pretty decent job.
5: Get rid of junk-driver-programs. Keep the drivers of course, but uninstall or disable all the useless services that constantly run in the background. Like scanner, printer or audio "service" programs that comes with the drivers.
6: Get rid of junk-apps. Weather apps, search bars and joke apps etc., They use your connection to bring you useless commercials and junk, which takes up recourses.
7: Get rid of PunkBuster, if you have it. Go to services, and check if "PnkBstrA" and/or "PnkBstrB" are running. If they are, stop and disable them. (Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services) *If you use Comodo Firewall, you can block PunkBuster from ever being installed again, and prohibit execution of any PunkBuster services. You would be surprised how many games that silently install this junk program, so it's a good idea to check, even if you never installed PunkBuster yourself.
8: Clean the temp-files. I can recommend CClean. It's free, and comes in both 32bit and 64bit versions.
9: Check Windows start-up list and disable any and all useless junk programs. I can recommend CClean for this too. (Tools - Startup)
10: Clean Windows Task Scheduler. Get rid of all the useless checks that makes your system slow down at randomly when Windows hit a timer. (Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Task Scheduler)
11: Never ever use iTunes. Besides being the slowest, most incompatible, ugly, and absolute worst media player ever made, it will also decrease performance on any system, and runs the weirdest background "services" at random. Stay away from any Apple products. No offence to Apple-users, but Apple is not capable of writing quality software.
12: Stop and disable useless background services. (Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services)
12-1: Stop and disable all junk-services, like updaters and support services from drivers and programs. (Examples: Acronis Scheduler2 Service, Adobe Acrobat Update Service, Creative Audio Service, Skype Updater, Google Updater, SwitchBoard, etc..)
12-2: Disable the worst Microsoft services. Like: Application Experience, Background Intelligent Transfer Service, IP Helper, Internet Connection Sharing (Unless you actually use it), Media Center Extender Service, Office Source Engine, Offline Files, Program Compatibility Assistant Service, Remote Registry, Routing and Remote Access, Superfetch, Tablet PC Input Service, Windows Firewall (Most useless firewall ever made), Windows Media Center Receiver Service, Windows Media Center Scheduler Service, Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service, Windows Search (This has nothing to do with "Search", it's just another name for the horrible "indexing service").
13: If you have a multi-core CPU, like a Core-i5 or i7, make sure to disable Core parking. (Google how, there are lots of guides)
14: Always have the latest graphics card drivers installed. Don't use the ones from Windows update. Go to the manufactures website and download the latest drivers specifically for your card.
15: Update Direct-X, XNA Framework, Visual C++ Redistributables and .NET Framework. All these can be found at the Microsoft Download Center.

Windows 10 specific tips