Cant you see past the processes that are running and realize that this is another way for them to make money? They had a meeting and thought "how can we continue to make money off consumers after they already own our hardware". From a processes standpoint, it doesn't matter how many system resources it uses 1MB or 1GB. I have 1GB to spare, I still don't want something using it that I don't need. Its another thing to sift through in task manager when looking for a process to kill, its another thing running in the background that could have a memory leak one day or cause an issue, and grow in size as they add more bloat. Once you let some bloat in you open yourself to more bloat. Everything should be modular and no one should be forced to install something they don't want to. Whats next, you go to IKEA and they tell you that you cant have the bed unless you get the matching dresser and nightstands, plus the nanny cam so they can monitor your bedroom and sell your sleep habits to pfizer? Nvidia would offer a $5/month fee for "tweaked" clean drivers that didn't require you to install all that bullcrap, but then that would be admitting that they were monetizing the GFE in their grand scheme.